Nurturing Meaningful Relationships in a Fast-Paced World
A huge contributing factor to our well-being and overall holistic wellness is the strength and quality of our relationships. It has been proven that fostering deep and meaningful relationships are key to our health and longevity.
But despite our world being more connected and “social” than ever, it seems to create and nurture high-quality friendships that are as challenging as ever. A study published by Cigna, one of the U.S.’s leading insurance providers, found that 58% of the 10,000 people in the study are considered lonely. There is a strong correlation between loneliness and poor mental health, and modern psychologists are proving the truth in what the Psalmist said long ago:
“Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by [a]hearty counsel.” Psalm 27:9 NKJV
But why is nurturing these essential connections harder than ever? Our modern world has made seeking out and investing time into friendship harder than ever, historically speaking.