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Tag: Relationships

The Good Life

I’m currently reading The Good Life, a book about the longest longitudinal study on happiness. Eight-four years long and still has an 84% participation rate. And what does the research uncover as the biggest predictor of happiness? Relationships. Of any type. Because connection is everything.

But was that what we thought?

Waldinger and Schultz write, “… for the sake of illustration let’s take a closer look at one emblematic keystone, a persistent cultural assumption, shared among many cultures all over the world, that is not only old but ancient and shows no signs of going anywhere: The foundation of a good life is money.” Continue reading

Where should we begin?

Psychotherapist Esther Perel has a wonderful podcast called Where Should We Begin that allows listeners to hear anonymous counselling sessions.  In one episode she mentioned was that there are two groups of people.  Those who believe there is always someone to help them and those who believe, in the end, you are always alone.  There are lessons in both mindsets.  One can teach how to be strong and independent and the other can teach how to lean in and embrace support.  We can all learn from each other. Continue reading

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