10 Ways to Stay Positive When You're Sick

May 25, 2009 | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Holly's great post on "Feel Better Day" reminded me how it's so easy when we're ill--either from a passing cold or a long-term disease--to slip into the emotional dumps. But it's not necessary to feel blue while your body is healing. In fact, many studies show that the brighter your mood the faster you mend. As someone who has had four colds this season, gets migraines sometimes, and has survived a bout of cancer and chemo, I've come up with ways to stay up when my body's down. Hopefully you'll find them helpful too.

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