Happiness…is it achievable?
A great TED Talk to jumpstart the year…Robert Waldinger conducted a study for over 70 years on happiness. In his talk, Waldinger declares unequivocally that it isn’t about money or success, happiness comes from healthy, social relationships. He eloquently states, “So this message, that good, close relationships are good for our health and well-being, this is wisdom that’s as old as the hills. Why is this so hard to get and so easy to ignore? Well, we’re human. What we’d really like is a quick fix, something we can get that’ll make our lives good and keep them that way. Relationships are messy and they’re complicated and the hard work of tending to family and friends, it’s not sexy or glamorous. It’s also lifelong. It never ends.” So, when you are writing down those resolutions, perhaps nurturing friends and family should be at the top of the list!