optimism

May 27, 2024

May 27, 1944 — A brief rest allows Phil to write home

Phil’s 30th Infantry moved but little during the 27th. The r3d Battalion moved its defensive position 1000 yards further west to close a gap between the […]
May 26, 2024

Day 11 — Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure

Our last full day in Scotland is in the books, and tomorrow we’ll be finishing the second portion of our 20-day adventure in Great Britain and […]
May 26, 2024

May 26, 1944 — A deadly mistake by US pilots costs over 100 casualties on the road to Rome

The morning of May 26 marked the beginning of the Division’s rapid pursuit of the enemy after German defenses around Cisterna crumbled. Following the night of […]
May 26, 2024

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE – The “Forgotten Front” of WWII

Inspired by a war-scarred field of bright red poppies that he saw in the spring of 1915, Canadian Soldier Lt. Col. John McCrae wrote the powerful […]
May 25, 2024

Day 10 — Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure

We’re close to finishing our time in Scotland, the second portion of our 20-day adventure in Great Britain and Ireland, a trip we’ve always hoped and […]
May 25, 2024

May 25, 1944 — Phil and his men continue toward Rome

The 30th Infantry had no time to rest and lick its wounds. Phil and his men pressed their advantage and continued to move toward Rome.[1]
May 25, 2024

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE – Teach you children and grandchildren well

Each Memorial Day weekend, one of my favorite tributes and reminders of what this holiday means comes from my friend, Gary Bauer. I hope his post […]
May 24, 2024

Day 9 — Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure

Now in Scotland, we on the second portion of our 20-day adventure in Great Britain and Ireland, a trip we’ve always hoped and dreamed we could […]
August 23, 2009

Women who want to live longer need to become more optimistic

In my new book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, (available about 9/1//09I discuss how “toxic attitudes” can lead to disease, dysfuntion, and disorder. Now, a […]
March 3, 2010

Why is optimism is associated with health, pessimism with disease?

So, be honest: Is you life glass half-full or half-empty? I tend to be the former, and based upon the research I’m glad I have a […]
April 8, 2011

Optimism helps heart patients live longer, while pessimism harms

In my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I have a chapter on how your attitude about life impacts your health. […]
June 29, 2022

Study links optimism to longer lifespan

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found high levels of optimism were associated with longer life and greater odds of living […]
July 31, 2022

Sunday Note – Why do optimists live longer? Trusting God when it’s hard to trust God!

Here’s some good news: to live longer, focus on good news in the news.