Empathy’s Vital Connection to Your Health

Two People Embracing formatted

Scrolling through my Facebook feed I see a mix of posts ranging from the celebratory (weddings, milestones with children, anniversaries, etc.) to the more melancholic posts reaching out for empathy and compassion from the friend group. Here's a sampling: a friend receives an outpouring of heartfelt messages after her husband's passing; another friend is applauded on her personal transformation and encouraged to keep up her new healthy lifestyle; another receives encouragement in her job Continue Reading

Saying “I do” can help your health

Today's guest blog is written by Benjamin Gladden, husband and father of three, who's currently logging lots of hours in the "What makes for a good marriage and parent" department. He writes from his home in Framingham, Massachusetts. “Marriage is hard work,” I recently told my teenage son. “But it’s totally worth it!” My son looked at me somewhat incredulously – “It takes work?” his face seemed to say. My wife and I are going on 17 years so we know firsthand about the work it involves. This Continue Reading