🖤 Research has shown that having a social support system can positively impact your overall mental health.
On a stress scale of 1 to 10, the average stress level for people with emotional support is 5, compared to 6.3 for those without it.
🖤 Positive social relationships at one point in life predict less depression later.
They are especially protective for older adults facing health challenges or declining cognitive abilities.
🖤 Having few social relationships is as strong a risk factor for death as smoking and obesity.
🖤 Supportive relationships help those suffering from childhood abuse.
Positive social relationships and a sense of relatedness can lead to better adjustment in adulthood.
🖤 Countries with social supports like universal health care and paid parental leave have happier, healthier citizens who recover better from challenges.
Lack of these supports leads to psychological suffering
💚 Yesterday, I had the absolute pleasure of hosting a gathering that reminded me, yet again, of the incredible power and beauty of community.
💚 Students from several of my 3-month leadership group courses, along with other cherished members of the Tânydraig community, joined me – one even traveling from as far as Switzerland!
💚 In the warmth of my home, we shared not just a delightful brunch but also our experiences, growths, and learnings.
💚 The air was filled with laughter, stories, and the clatter of board games – a testament to the joy and connection found in coming together.
❤️🔥 As I reflect on this beautiful day, I am reminded of the strength that lies in community.
❤️🔥 It's not just about learning and growing together; it's about the shared moments of joy, the mutual support, and the collective strength we draw from one another.
❤️🔥 To encapsulate these thoughts, I've created a carousel titled "Embracing the Power of Community: A Dragon's Journey".
🔥 In this carousel, you'll find a series of images and tips, each one weaving the magic and wisdom of dragons with the principles of community, leadership, and personal growth.
🔥 These are more than just insights; they are reflections of the vibrant connections and profound experiences we share in our communities.
🔥 Swipe through this journey, and may you find inspiration just as I find endless gratitude in being part of such a vibrant and supportive community.
🐲 I feel incredibly lucky to share this journey with you all.
🐉 Here's to many more gatherings filled with good food, laughter, and the unbreakable bonds of our Tânydraig community.