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The Research.

Heaps of research suggest that social connections make people happier, and that satisfying relationships are also associated with better health and longevity. 

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Relationships matter!

Contrary to what you might think, it's not career achievement, money, exercise, or a healthy diet. The most consistent finding we've learned through 85 years of study is: Positive relationships keep us happier, healthier, and help us live longer.

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“Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation. Loneliness kills. It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.”

 

— Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Relationships and health...they're connected.

People who are the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 are the healthiest at age 80, according to the Harvard study.

Thus, CONNECTIONS!

That’s what CONNECTIONS is charged with…

Developing an action plan based on this research.

We are social beings by nature. We can’t live our lives without interactions. People have an innate (and very powerful) need to form and maintain strong, stable interpersonal relationships.

Ultimately, other people play a crucial role in our happiness, our health, and
our sense of contentment.

There are countless other studies that point to the same result as the Harvard study, which is the longest-running “happiness” study conducted conducted over 85 years.
However, there is very little that takes the findings from the research
and translates it into action.

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