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"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under
his feet." These words by the American poet, James Oppenheim, would no doubt be familiar ones--if not literally, then by the sentiment they express--to
the people profiled in this edition of Body & Soul.


In "Ode to Joy: Why Your Attitude Matters," Gail Harris takes a look at the relationship between health and happiness and our attitude. First you will meet Mary Alice Williams, a dynamic and electrifying gospel singer whose simple joy for song nurtured her through trying personal circumstances and continues to define her life. Body & Soul finds her making her joyful noise in a gospel singing workshop at the Omega Institute.


Stella Resnick, Ph.D. is an unabashed pleasure seeker, though not in ways you might think. She wrote The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings & How to Let Go and Be Happy, and in a lengthy conversation with Gail Harris, Resnick offers up her ideas on finding the pleasure in daily life.


Finally, Sara Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, tells of recuperating from a disabling accident and how her return to health was all about discovering the joy in all of the little things in life.

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