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The Good Life: More Ways Your Work Adds Value

A former coaching client and I reconnected on a catch-up call. It was great to hear how well his career and his life had progressed. During the call, he mentioned that his good friend, Marc Schulz, Ph.D., was the co-author (with Robert Waldinger, MD) of a new book, The Good Life and How to Live It. It describes the most recent findings of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, work that has been going on for eighty-four years. I ordered the book immediately. The authors present their findings in an incredibly readable way. They also share results from several other longitudinal studies that are consistent with the Harvard results. These are truly powerful findings, as well as replicable – the gold standard of science. The bottom line: “Positive relationships are essential to human well-being.” (p. 29). I will leave it to you to review the book in order to see…