Daily Archives: February 7, 2022

Word of the Week: Togetherness

Over 8 decades of research by Harvard University reveals a direct corollary between strong relationships and longevity of life.

One study of 7,000 people concluded that those most isolated were 3 times more likely to die than those with meaningful relationships.

Regarding the study, author John Ortberg wrote that “people who had bad health habits (such as smoking, poor eating habits, or alcohol use) but strong social ties lived significantly longer than people who had great health habits but were isolated.

In other words, Ortberg quipped, “It is better to eat Twinkies with good friends than to eat broccoli alone.” Continue reading


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