People with good, close relationships live longer, healthier and happier lives. If your gut instinct has always said that the key people in your life have an enormous impact on it, this wisdom has now been ratified by the findings of Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study. One of the world’s longest studies, it has collected detailed data about the physical and mental health of 268 Harvard men (since the college then was still all-male) and 456 disadvantaged inner-city youths from Boston for nearly 80 years and tracked their health and aging. “When we gathered together everything we knew about them about at age 50, it wasn’t their middle-age cholesterol levels that predicted how they were going to grow old,” says Dr Robert J. Waldinger, the fourth director of the study. “It was how satisfied they were in their relationships.”
It is our experience and belief, too, that the quality of a person’s relationships is one of the most important factors that contributes to success in all spheres of life and helps people live long, happy, medicine-free lives. The relationships we forge today have a direct impact on mental and physical health through our lives, especially in the golden years. Yet, we see people all around us struggle in their most intimate relationships and witness the fallout of this strife in every aspect of their lives, including the corporate arena.
The core of our work is to help you develop the ability and skills to transform the experience of your relationships and find peace, love and harmony.
We also believe that happiness is a choice, independent of the condition of one’s life. We are each capable of creating our happiness, yet the challenge remains in attaining this in the face of our daily reality. Our work here is dedicated to turning this esoteric idea into an ability that you can tap into and live a fuller, more harmonious life through self-renewal and transformation. It is an ability which includes listening to inner wisdom and guidance, receiving and sending positive energy, having insights about beliefs that are not serving us any longer and, of course, being skilful in emotional regulation. This helps you to channel and concentrate your attention to be present in the moment and remain happy regardless of what comes your way.
Creating your happiness is an ability that can be learnt if you give your active focus to it.