I am reading Jeff Olson’s The Slight Edge. This is an excellent read that I will start buying for all my friends and family members. In the section I am currently reading, he talks about a conference he attended where Dr. Seligman (founder of positive psychology) presented evidence showing a direct correlation between attitude and health. Using around 40,000 words in over 80 million tweets, the study showed that those with heart attacks commonly used “expressions of anger, hostility and aggression, as well as disengagement and lack of social support, including ‘mad, alone, annoying, can’t, mood, bored, tired’ – and a slew of words that I can’t repeat here.”
The words that correlated with low incidence of heart attacks included, “morning, fabulous, helpful, share, running, forward, great, interesting, lunch, discussion, seems.”
Need I say more?