How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health

Posted on May 13, 2013

New research suggests that meditation or any other mood-enhancing activity can serve as a nutrient for the human body

We’ve all experienced downward spirals, in which dark emotions lead to destructive behavior that damages our health, strains our relationships, and leaves us feeling even worse than when we started. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an uplifting equivalent to that destructive chain of events?

Newly published research suggests there is. What’s more, this delightful dynamic helps explain the well-documented link between joy, appreciation, and good health.

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Category(s):Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Source material from Pacific Standard