The Life Affirming Power of Relationships

Put down the green juice and call your friend. 

Nothing packs a wellness punch like improving the quality of your social connections and personal relationships. In today’s research packed episode of The Change Lab, Dr. Heinz digs into why other people matter to your physical and psychological wellbeing and, most importantly, shares three things you can do right now to get more goodness out of your relationships. Check it out and share it with a friend to discuss it together! 

Show Notes:

Martha Knudson, JD, MAPP, “High-Quality Relationships are Vital to Health, Performance, and Professional Success

Social Ties and Susceptibility to the Common Cold

Depression Contagion in College Roommates:

Howes, M. J., Hokanson, J. E., & Loewenstein, D. A. (1985). Induction of depressive affect after prolonged exposure to a mildly depressed individual. Journal of personality and social psychology, 49(4), 1110.

The Contagion Effect of Happiness

Barbara Fredrickson Video, “Understanding Everyday Love”

“Science Discovers the Perfect Formula for Hugging” by Alison Escalante, M.D.

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