In Being a Cynic May Triple Your Risk for Dementia on Live in the Now, Dr. Sack explains that the mind and body are intricately connected, with what we think and feel having a profound effect on our physical health. Negative emotions can fuel anxiety and depression, which can in turn cause or contribute to health problems such as heart disease. How can you overcome cynicism? Dr. Sacks suggestions include being vulnerable, avoid jumping to conclusions, and getting professional help if necessary. Read the entire article here.