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Emotional Longevity: What REALLY Determines How Long You Live

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Why do optimists have lower blood pressure and heightened immunity? Why have studies found asthmatics breathe easier after writing down traumatic events? And how is it that good relationships are a buffer against everything from heart disease to the common cold, and religious observance so often goes hand in hand with longevity?

In his cutting-edge and compelling Emotiona
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 10th 2003 by Viking Adult
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John
Apr 09, 2009 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Readable mix of research and story, this book's major thesis is that being engaged in life, socially, intellectually, spiritually and productively impacts both vitality and longevity. Both Aging Gracefully by Donald Knowland and Why Good Things Happen to Good People by Stephen Post are similar in style and in findings.

All three books are commentary on the Psalmist's insight that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Janani Iyer
May 09, 2012 Janani Iyer rated it really liked it
It is a well written book with many anecdotes and scientific experiments to back the empirical knowledge and wisdom of our wise ancestors. I hope and sincerely pray that Mr. Anderson's vision for the future comes to pass. For my part, I do plan to always incorporate the non biological aspects of the disease in my practice....
Raechal
A psychology book by far, but good for anyone to read, it helps you examine your life and decide how to live it!
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