Community is another key to your health and happiness.  according to the Webster dictionary’s simple definition, community is:

  • : a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood)

  • : a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.

  • : a group of nations

I’m sure I haven’t told you anything new here but there is a method to my madness. Community as defined by the dictionary is very basic and kind of boring but it is the power of community and the relationships we have with others that can be  the difference between a healthy, happy life or one of sadness, illness and depression. Yes, community and relationships is that powerful.

It  is one of the top  indicators of happiness in the world and you better make sure you are choosing the right ones!

The science has proven that good relationships keep us happier and healthier. The three lessons that were learned from the study are:

  1. Social connections are really good for us and loneliness kills. Family, friends and community play a huge role in our happiness.
  2. It is not the number of relationships it’s the quality of those relationships that is important.
  3. Good relationships don’t just protect our physical health, they also protect our mental health.

It is important to be around people you can count on. Relationships can be hard work, they can be messy but in the end they are well worth it. We need to lean into relationships with others for our best health and happiness.

The following Ted talk explains this a little more in-depth.

My challenge to you is to make sure you nurture the relationships you have, search for new ones when needed. Find your community, your tribe, your gang that fuels you with health and happiness.

Remember HMC is built on creating those communities and groups. Connecting like minded women and exploring personal growth, growing, sharing and challenging each other. If you have  not attended any events, what are you waiting for? It could be the community that makes a difference in your health and happiness.

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1 Comment

  1. Laila on January 18, 2016 at 6:09 am

    That is such a great reminder. I (waaaay) too often put my social life on the back burner in order to fit in work and other obligations.

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