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Friday Feature 1.5.2018
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The Center for START Services

Wishing You a Happy & Healthy New Year

Sharing this New York Times article that illustrates the values of pride, gratitude, and compassion in achieving goals, enhancing relationships, and combating loneliness. This article reinforces the benefits of using a strengths-based approach to achieve goals, which is especially relevant given START's emphasis on capacity building through positive engagement. Sending sincere gratitude to everyone in the START Network and wishing you all a happy and healthy new year.

"Pride, gratitude and compassion naturally incline us to be patient and persevere. They reduce our mind's tendency to discount the value of the future."

"What led to success was strong social bonds — relationships that would encourage people to cooperate and lend support to one another, which helped to ensure that their sacrifices would be returned time and again when required in the future."

"Feeling pride or compassion has been shown to increase perseverance on difficult tasks by over 30 percent. They slow heart rate, lower blood pressure and
reduce feelings of anxiety and depression"

Read the full article here:
The New York Times: The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

By Andrew Chuani Ho

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/opinion/sunday/the-only-way-to-keep-your-resolutions.html
Thanks for reading and Happy New Year,

The Center for START Services

 
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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire