"1. Allow yourself the chance to really savor each moment.
2. Optimism isn't just a shift in perspective. It's an act of bravery.
3. Only you can decide the path worth taking.
4. Don't wait for your mood to change; take action despite it.
5. Approach gift shopping as an opportunity to honor the people you really love.
6. Rather than search for a single miracle food, strive for a varied and delicious diet.
7. You can't grow without pushing your limits.
8. Stop worrying about getting sick; focus on your health instead.
9. Don't believe what you hear. Life is good.
10. No one knows what the future will bring. Put your energy into now."
--from the Dec. 2009 issue of Body + Soul magazine.