World Cup Mania - All About Community

July 01 2014 / by Mari Ryan posted in Wellbeing, Community


Anyone who knows me would say that I’m a sports fan. A hockey fan absolutely. A football fan, sure. But a soccer fan – never. Yet, here I am, following the news, checking the FIFA app on my phone, and checking my schedule to be sure I can watch the US team in action. It’s so easy to be captivated by this sport that is followed so widely throughout the world. Part of that appeal comes from rooting for our team and from being part of something so much bigger than any one individual.

Being part of a community may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about our own wellbeing. Yet, according to research on wellbeing, being part of a community can actually be ‘the differentiator between a good life and a great one.” [1] The social interaction of being part of a community can boost your overall wellbeing. We really thrive when we give back to our community.

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