Video message from Dr John Beard, Director for Life Course and Ageing Department, World Health Organization, at the ComSA Forum 2017 on Friday, 18 August. Watch here.
Grieve upon your loss, but with a deep understanding and appreciation of the fleeting nature of life.
Living positively is living life with a sense of well-being and satisfaction.
You experience emotional pain when your wishes and desires are not achieved or there is a suffering of loss. Disappointment, sadness, regret, anger, fear, hatred and anxiety can all be experienced as emotional pain.
When life’s demands become greater than your ability to cope, be aware of how your body and mind react to stress.
Being engaged with life is prime in positive living. You stay engaged because you feel good about yourself, fully aware of your own strengths and the resources you possess and that life will have its fair share of ups and downs.