What is it ?

Relationships are the connections that bind us together. The strength of our relationships is important as we pursue wellness.

Why does it matter ?

Balanced wellness is a difficult journey for many. We will need a helping hand occasionally. According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, there are distinct health benefits in having relationships with friends and family. 

  • Gives us an outlet for our own compassion and empathy towards others. 
  • Increases our sense of belonging and purpose
  • Boosts our happiness and reduces our stress
  • Improves our self-confidence and self-worth
  • Help us cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one
  • Encourages us to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive drinking or lack of exercise

Where can I learn more ?

The Mayo Clinic staff have put together resources the describe the benefits of relationships to our health.