January 10, 2015

Optimism - it's as powerful as Vitamin C

It's been extremely cold in the Midwest where I've been spending my time lately. Along with the cold weather are stormy skies and and an occasional sprinkling of snow. Yes, it's that time of year.

It's no secret that the dark skies often cause individuals to experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is recognized by the DSM IV and DSM V as a common cause of depression.

Something that can help stave off those blues is a good dose of optimism. Staying positive through the grey days may take a little work and that's why I recommend the camaraderie of an Optimist Club.

Research indicates that people who are social and share time with friends are healthier.  How wonderful is it that you can enhance your medical well-being at the same time that you make your community a better place to live? I think that's wonderful indeed and that's why I ask you to join an Optimist Club today. Change your point of view and share optimism with your friends, family and all who you may encounter every day.

Click here to find an Optimist Club near you. If there is not an Optimist Club in your community, please send me a message and I will help you get a new Optimist Club started.

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