(NaturalNews) With all the doom and gloom in the world, it seems as though everywhere we turn, there's one crisis or another. And although it's crucial to be well-informed and prepared in these modern times, "consuming" a consistent diet of bad news takes a toll on health, happiness and even our rate of aging. In spite of this, we can apply straightforward action that counteracts the negative effects that we experience. The best part is that it takes only a few minutes a day to radically change our physical and mental well-being, while at the same time slowing -- and possibly reversing -- the aging process. The secret? Living a life of gratitude.