Science is barreling toward the cure or prevention of countless diseases. Who knows how many diseases that currently run rampant will be put to rest within the next few years. In the meantime however, those living with chronic illnesses face difficult battles every day. Their disease may have robbed them of the ability to engage or take pleasure in even the most mundane, everyday activities. Despite physical limitations, a positive outlook can yield countless benefits to a person in an otherwise bleak situation.
This article, written by a professor of psychology, goes over some practical ways that people suffering from chronic illnesses can improve their outlook in the meantime. Taking a moment to reflect on how diseases like Alzheimers, multiple sclerosis, or cancer (just to name a few) affect those dealing with them is a good reminder for us on how urgent the work we have before us is.