We can learn much about resilience from animals. They stay in the moment, rarely (if ever) hold grudges or complain. Meet Andre the turtle.
"It's a beautiful thing to see a turtle who had overcome so many obstacles," said said Melissa Ranly, hospital coordinator for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
Last summer, Andre was seriously mauled by boat propellers. Infected, with a collapsed lung, he nearly died. After 13 months of high tech intervention Andre's been released back to the sea.
Scientists continue to explore whether a positive outlook speeds healing. Georgetown professor & NIH researcher Norman Rosenthal, M.D.'s new book Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation documents meditation's measurable, positive impact on longevity and cardiovascular and mental health. Of course, Andre didn't need a class or a yogi to center himself:
He'd make eye contact with you," Ranly told the Palm Beach Post. "He had this real calm about him."