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Blackburn, E. H., & Epel, E. S. (2012). Telomeres and adversity: Too toxic to ignore. Nature, 490(7419), 169–71.

Christakis, N., Fowler, J. (2009). Connected. New York: Hachette Book Group.

Davidson, R., Begley, S. (2012). The Emotional Life of Your Brain. New York: Penguin Group.

Emmons, R.A., McCullough, M.E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; 84(2):377-89.

Epel, E. (2012). How “reversible” is telomeric aging? Cancer prevention research, 5(10), 1163–8.

Epel, E. S., Blackburn, E. H., Lin, J., Dhabhar, F. S., Adler, N. E., Morrow, J. D., & Cawthon, R. M. (2004). Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 101(49), 17312–5.

Frederickson, B. (2009). Positivity. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Fredrickson, B.L., Mancuso, R.A., Branigan, C., Tugade, M.M. (2000). The undoing effect of positive emotions. Motivation and Emotion; 24(4):237-258.

Friedberg, J.P., Suchday, S., Shelov, D.V. (2007). The impact of forgiveness on cardiovascular reactivity and recovery. International Journal of Psychophysiology; 65(2):87-94.

Harris, A.H, Luskin, F.M.., Benisovich, S.V., Standard, S., Bruning, J., Evans, S. and Thoresen, C.  (2006)  Effects of a group forgiveness intervention on forgiveness, perceived stress and trait anger: A randomized trial.  Journal of Clinical Psychology,  62(6) 715-733.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The how of happiness. New York: Penguin Press.

Neff, K.D. (2009). Self-compassion. In M.R.Leary & R.H.Hoyle (Eds), Handbook of individual differences in social behavior (pp. 561–573). New York: Guilford Press.

Rath, T., Harter, J. (2010). Wellbeing: The five essential elements. New York: Gallup Press.

Southwick, S. (2012). Resilience. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Tibbits, D., Ellis, G., Piramelli, C., Luskin, F., Lukman, R. (2006). Hypertension reduction through forgiveness training. The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling; 60(1-2):27-34.

Toussaint, L.L., Owen, A.D., Cheadle, A. (2012). Forgive to live: forgiveness, health, and longevity. Journal of Behavioral Medicine; 35(4):375-86.

Weil, Andrew. (2011). Spontaneous happiness. New York: Hachette Book Group.

Wood, A.M., Froh, J.J., Geraghty, A.W. (2010). Gratitude and well-being: a review and theoretical integration. Clinical Psychology Review; 30(7):890-905.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Witvliet, C. V. O., Pietrini, P., & Miller, A. J. (2007). Forgiveness, health, and well-being: A review of evidence for emotional versus decisional forgiveness, dispositional forgivingness, and reduced unforgiveness. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 30, 291.

Zolli, A. (2012). Resilience: Why things bounce back. New York: Free Press.