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Good Friends Keep Us Healthy

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Daniel Goleman, author most famously of “Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships,” wrote this sweet piece for yesterday’s New York Times health section citing scientific studies that show how loving relationships stimulate physiological responses, keeping us happier, healthier, living longer lives.

Goleman writes: “…my hostility bumps up your blood pressure, your nurturing love lowers mine. Potentially, we are each other’s biological enemies or allies.”

Do your best friends keep you physically healthy? When did you last place some distance between yourself and a friend who wasn’t good for you?



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Ruby

posted October 14, 2006 at 8:24 am


Thanks for a valuable article.



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Myrna

posted October 22, 2006 at 2:47 am


“Do your best friends keep you physically healthy? When did you last place some distance between yourself and a friend who wasn’t good for you?” Whenever I feel negativity, I walk quickly in the opposite direction. It took many years to understand its detrimental effect.



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