In Happiness and Health, on WomensHealth.com, Dr. Sack says, “Multiple studies confirm that cultivating positive emotions has enormous benefits for our mental and physical health, boosting our immune systems and making us more resistant to illness,” and that, “They also lower stress, depression, and heart disease risks, and even potentially increase our lifespan.” Read the entire article here.
In an article titled “There’s Nothing Weird About Being A Comic Con Geek” featured on The Huffington Post, Dr. Sack talks about why people are drawn to this type of event and explores whether or not it qualifies as an obsession. “An interest in sci-fi characters can be a healthy thing if used as a way of mini-breaks from reality — ones that leave us more refreshed to return to it,” Dr. Sack says. Dr. Sack also talks about how playing dress-up at Comic Con can provide key psychological benefits and even help some maintain their self-confidence. “Play has been shown to lower stress and anxiety, improve problem-solving, and make out relationships better,” Dr. Sack says. Read the entire article online.