H-Factor Where Is Your Heart


By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Can you be happy when facing illness? Yes, you can! It all goes back to what we have previously mentioned: your attitude. No one courts illness and invites it into their lives. When illness strikes it is random and can be terrifying. However, in spite of being confronted with the adversity of poor health or the fight for one’s life, there are tools to foster resiliency and moments of happiness.

Maintain hope. Research proves that people who have hope actually recover from surgery faster than those who have less hope. Hope is fundamental and a basic step in finding contentment despite our circumstances.

People facing illness often say, “Why me?” as opposed to “Why not me?” To form this attitude can take time if it doesn’t come naturally. But by being involved with organizations that assist people who are ill or chronically ill such as those who have cancer — whatever your passions are–you will begin to understand that this world is not perfect. When things are going right in their lives, they recognize it as a blessing.

Persevere. It’s no secret that living with chronic pain is. . .painful! Physically,
emotionally, and spiritually it can destroy our strength and spirit.

Be an advocate of your own health. People who take part in the decision-making
process on the topic of their care and treatment, and who actively hunt for doctors
who will partner with them, are more happy than those who feel out of control.

Genuine care of other people makes a big difference. No one wants to get a chronic illness to
receive that “education in life” but people who are happy allow their experiences to be a
gift of knowledge.

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness and shares them with http://www.motherhoodincorporated.  Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com & www.harvestinghappiness.com and listen to her on http://toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness or download her show at www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live.

Weekly on www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST




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