Research has shown that positive emotions can help you bounce back from adversity, and that choosing positive emotions over negative ones profoundly affects resilience. In this episode host Jana Panarites updates listeners on her 86-year-old mother Helen’s recent move to Florida, and shares how her mother’s mostly positive outlook on life has kept her on an even keel in the face of all sorts of setbacks. A tale of resilience, long-distance caregiving and learning to let go.

To see Prof. Barbara Frederickson’s TED Talk “Positive Emotions Transform Us” click here: Positive Emotions Transform Us

For strategies on how to reduce falls among older adults click here: How to Reduce Falls in Older Adults

Music: “Barbara” by the US Army Blues; “Swing Gitane” by The Underscore Orkestra; “Search and Fight” by Sergey Cheremisinov; “The Windover” by Project 5am | All CC BY NC | Free Music Archive