With technology advancing, information is readily available; oftentimes in the palm of our hands: smart phones. If a person is searching to create more wealth, advance their career or find love, we are a ‘click’ away. Regardless of what a person’s aspiration or dreams are, there is a wealth of knowledge available to assist someone in attaining their goals.
However if our first and foremost goal is to live a purpose driven life, research indicates that we should cultivate and nurture healthy and strong relationships of all types (Psychology Today). Studies continuously report that individuals who have cohesive relationship with family and friends are happier, healthier and more resilient to the stresses of modern living. Psychologist Will Meek states that healthy social connections are not solely vital to living a meaningful life–they are vital to any type of healthy life.
Studies suggest that when individuals lack stable, strong and supportive networks, we are more apt to become anxious and depressed. Our mental health, or lack their of can create physical stress and symptoms in our bodies, which then creates more illness. Hence, it is imperative that we nurture our relationships or discontinue relationships that are toxic.
Psychologist Harriet Lerner emphasizes that our ties to others provide us with the best opportunities for personal growth as they teach us so much about ourselves and who we want to be.
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