Being connected with others may be much more important than you thought…

“Loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity, smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being an alcoholic” as documented in a study done by Brigham Young University  “Relationships are — not surprisingly — enormously important for health, and there are lots of studies on the biological processes that account for the link between relationships and health,” says psychology professor Arthur Aron, PhD, director of the Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory at New York’s Stony Brook University. Human beings are social creatures that need to interact with each other.  We all need to be part of a community.  We all need to be loved, liked and feel belonged.  We have to be part of the bigger picture in this world in order to thrive.

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