How can my emotions help me change the way I live?

Kelly Traver
Internal Medicine

In addition to their role in rational decision making, emotions have a profound impact on how we experience life. Fortunately, we can learn to enhance our positive emotions and play down the negative ones that get in our way - skill that can help us more than any other when it comes to making positive, long-lasting changes in the way we live.

The rational and emotional centers of your brain are tightly interconnected. One can learn how to have a positive influence on one's mood and modify stress levels through well-defined strategies that can ultimately improve the ability to be healthy and happy.

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