head shot of Prof. Jamie Gruman
Prof. Jamie Gruman

In an article offering 12 ways to become a more positive person, O, The Oprah Magazine quotes U of G’s Prof. Jamie  Gruman, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.

Gruman is the author of Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands.

In the article, Gruman said if you’re not naturally prone to positivity, and find yourself dealing with increasing anxiety, don’t be too hard on yourself.

“Some people are born with rose-coloured glasses and a neural architecture that predisposes them to enjoy positive emotions and the best in the world,” he said. “Other people come into the world with grey-coloured glasses instead of the rose-coloured variety — it’s a genetic lottery.”

Gruman is a professor of organizational behaviour, a senior research fellow and graduate coordinator in the Lang School.