Tag: health

In the Media – How friends save our lives (Health Magazine)

Published: December 3, 2013 | Last Updated: June 9, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How friends save our lives (Health Magazine)

Writing in Health Magazine, Nancy Rones says that friendships may do more than we realize in boosting our health.

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In the Media – Friendship is Health Insurance (Detroit Free Press)

Published: November 15, 2013 | Last Updated: November 15, 2013 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Friendship is Health Insurance (Detroit Free Press)

Cindy La Ferle writes in Prime : Friendship is health insurance.

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In the Media – How Friends Save Our Lives (Health.com)

Published: October 8, 2013 | Last Updated: June 9, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – How Friends Save Our Lives (Health.com)

October 8, 2013 How Friends Save Our Lives (and Waistlines! And Sanity, Too!) Your friendship are doing more to boost your health than you realize. …Between your gal pals, the ladies in your Zumba class, online buddies and work chums, you probably have even more friends than you realize. And that’s significant: “Having lots of ways […]

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Friendship: In sickness and in health? Not always

Published: May 18, 2013 | Last Updated: May 18, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Two friends bond over sickness until one regains her health. Are there magic words to end this troubling friendship?

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Guest Post: Stress and e-mail can be bad for your health!

Published: January 31, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Guest Post: Stress and e-mail can be bad for your health!

In this first-person essay, my friend, health journalist Sheryl Kraft, laments about her stressful e-mail in-box and suggests that friends can be great stress-busters.

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Friendship: In Sickness and In Health

Published: October 9, 2012 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship: In Sickness and In Health

I was close friends with a woman for several years. Six months ago, she abruptly ended the friendship. Two months prior to the end of the friendship, I was going through cancer radiation treatments and could not devote the time and energy to her that she seemed to need to feel satisfied with the friendship.

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September is National Yoga Month

Published: September 12, 2011 | Last Updated: January 7, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you read this blog, you know that I’m always searching for ways for people to make new friends. Joining a yoga class is a great way to improve your health and emotional well-being—and connect with people. As part of National Yoga Month, new members can take advantage of yoga classes in more than 1600 […]

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Great Friendship Stories: The Doria-Dentes from Brooklyn

Published: May 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Margaret Doria and Anita Dente have taught at the same two Catholic high schools in Brooklyn, at the same time, for 45 years. At first blush, they seem like the proverbial "odd couple"—an Oscar and Felix with different styles and views of the world. A collegial relationship at first developed into an extraordinary friendship. Fast […]

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Is “Befriending” A Treatment For Depression?

Published: August 18, 2010 | Last Updated: August 18, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Is “Befriending” A Treatment For Depression?

A study looked at the viability of “befriending” as a treatment tool for emotional distress and depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that friendships, even therapeutic ones, don’t necessarily substitute for good treatment.

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Love, Loss and Friendship: Getting Over the Death of a Child

Published: December 9, 2009 | Last Updated: October 12, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Lynn shares her experience of how the friends she made through a support group helped her cope with this unimaginable loss.

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