“Research shows that positivity is associated with numerous health benefits,” say Dr. Bornali Basu and Dr. Celesta Rivera. “And more good news: it can be learned. You can choose to be happy!”
And the docs want to show you how, at a lunchtime lecture at the Vanderbilt YMCA this Friday where they’ll present specific steps to donning some permanent rose-colored glasses.
Here are three tips for cultivating positivity—all of which Basu and Rivera will elaborate upon on Friday:
1. Take the time to engage in a random act of kindness.
2. Be curious.
3. Practice gratitude.
Improve Your Health Through the Practice of Positivity, Friday, September 23, 12:30–1:30 p.m, Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 East 47th St. (betwn 2nd and 3rd Aves.), www.ymcanyc.org/vanderbilt