Would you say you have close relationships with family, friends, colleagues or community? Do you feel uplifted or happier when you connect or socialize with them? Does a problematic relationship create stress, anger, anxiety or fear for you? Did you know your relationships can be a health risk factor just like high blood pressure, smoking, alcoholism, lack of exercise and obesity? According to researchers at Brigham Young University, strong social relationships are associated with better
I am a typical teenager. I love music and socializing at school and want my classmates to like me. It is on May 10th. This day will change my life; I don’t know it yet. I am 16 years old, sitting in math class, watching the clock—tick, tick, tick. The second hand makes a jerking motion as it jumps ahead. I don’t like math. I am not sure how it relates to my life.