Emotional health can lead to success in work, relationships and health. In the past, researchers believed that success made people happy. Newer research reveals that it’s the other way around. Happy people are more likely to work toward goals, find the resources they need and attract others with their energy and optimism — key building blocks of success.
Adapted from Review of research challenges assumption that success makes people happy.
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Caregiving is hard enough. Isolation can make it unbearable.
August 4, 2017, The New York Times
It’s official: Happiness really can improve health
July 20, 2017, Time
Moms need social support, and not just in the baby years
July 15, 2017, NPR
Refugees struggle with mental illness, suicide attempts increase
June 20, 2017, NPR
Understanding why loneliness exists can help ease it
June 15, 2017, The Christian Science Monitor