According to one of the longest studies ever conducted, the number one factor in determining a person's happiness (and thus, their overall wellness) is the quality of their relationships with other people.
. . . More so than professional success, or wealth, or even physical health. In fact, studies have shown that people's level of satisfaction with their relationships is a better predictor of physical health than their cholesterol levels.
"Intimate attachments to other human beings are the hub around which a person's life revolves . . . from these intimate attachments a person draws his strength and enjoyment in life, and through what he contributes, he gives strength to others." - John Bowlby
"Each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom
Author: John Rozmus