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How can people with spinal cord injuries help themselves stay positive?

How can people with spinal cord injuries help themselves stay positive?

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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I often tell people to "fake it till you make it." And what I mean by that is sometimes you really don't feel happy, and positive, and rainbows, and lollipops, and gumdrops. But you fake it, because when you act a certain way, in effect... Show More

I often tell people to "fake it till you make it." And what I mean by that is sometimes you really don't feel happy, and positive, and rainbows, and lollipops, and gumdrops. But you fake it, because when you act a certain way, in effect you become that way. Being positive actually changes the chemicals in your brain; it releases serotonin, which is a natural antidepressant. So without getting on all the medications, you can stay positive, and actually help your body recover and cope.

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How can people with spinal cord injuries help themselves stay positive?

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

More Videos by Lisa Rosen
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I often tell people to "fake it till you make it." And what I mean by that is sometimes you really don't feel happy, and positive, and rainbows, and lollipops, and gumdrops. But you fake it, because when you act a certain way, in effect you become that way. Being positive actually changes the chemicals in your brain; it releases serotonin, which is a natural antidepressant. So without getting on all the medications, you can stay positive, and actually help your body recover and cope.

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