she became ill, it was discovered she had breast cancer, and she died.
Fortunately, the mind-body connection can also work the opposite way. If you take care of yourself-- eat well but not too much, exercise, get enough rest, you will likely have a positive outlook on life. I know that when I am crabby that if I take a short nap, I am good to live with after that : )
With gratitude, I base this blog on the book "Learn to be an Optimist: A Practical Guide to Achieving Happiness" by Lucy MacDonald, a Quebec-based motivational speaker with an academic background in psychology and counseling.