In a Harvard Business Review article, the former U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, was quoted as saying, “Loneliness and weak social connections are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity. But we haven’t focused nearly as much effort on strengthening connections between people as we have on curbing tobacco use or obesity.”

Maintaining relationships will help you, and of course you will be helping those with whom you build and sustain relationships—that means doing so is good not only for your health, but also for your happiness (because helping others is a happiness secret).

Are you making an effort to build and maintain relationships? Please join the conversation with your comments…

Best regards,