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Week 5: Relationships

Oct. 12

MESSAGE MONDAY

This week we’re highlighting the importance of relationships with nurturing, safe and trusted people. When you connect with others, you reduce the impact of stress in your life. A sense of belonging contributes to a happy, healthy and rewarding life.

#MessageMonday  #CreateARipple  @STIRMN

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Oct. 13 

THOUGHTFUL  TUESDAY

We get benefits from the numerous social ties we have - coworkers, friends, family etc. Who is in your ‘web of contacts’? What value do each of you bring to the relationship?

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Oct. 14

WISDOM

WEDNESDAY

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#WisdomWednesday

#CreateARipple

@STIRMN

Oct. 15

TAKE ACTION THURSDAY

#TakeActionThursday 

#CreateARipple

@STIRMN

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Oct. 16

FUNNY

FRIDAY

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There’s no better laughter than laughter shared among friends. Share a laugh with the people in your life this weekend.

#FunnyFriday

#CreateARipple

@STIRMN

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Benefits of Social Connections

Those more connected to family, friends and their communities are happier, healthier and live longer. Being socially active and having satisfying relationships can result in:

  • Above average levels of happiness

  • Lower levels of depression and anxiety

  • Higher resiliency across stressful events and environments

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Better immune response

  • Decreased levels of stress hormones

  • Diminished pain

  • Sharper memory