What keeps us happy and healthy throughout life, according to the most rigorous research?

Robert Waldinger is the current director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, considered the longest study of human development ever done. Spanning over 75 years of comprehensive observation of over 700 people, their data has yielded compelling conclusions.

They’ve discerned a primary factor that leads to lifelong health and happiness consistently… and it shouldn’t come as any big surprise.  Watch this short video to hear Waldinger break-down the findings.

The takeaways are clear:

  • Good relationships keep us happier and healthier… period.
  • Social connections are really good for us,
  • and Loneliness is toxic… it literally kills.

So… as Robert says here, it seems the Good Life, is built on Good Relationships.

How do these conclusions match your experience?

What are some simple ways you can invest in your relationships and connections today?

“There isn’t time — so brief is life — for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving — & but an instant, so to speak, for that.” – Mark Twain