Forging Healthy Connections
How Relationships Fight Illness,
Aging and Depression
by Trevor Crow, LMFT and Maryann Karinch
From the moment of birth to the second we die, we need relationships. We get sick, mentally and physically, without the emotional and physical security that flows from positive connections to other human beings.
In Forging Healthy Connections, marriage and family therapist and talk show host Trevor Crow and writer Maryann Karinch explore strategies for setting up and maintaining secure personal connections in our professional and personal lives. They show how to build a healthy network of connections so we can create an emotional safe haven that directly and positively impacts our health. They examine why so many of us fail or lose relationships as we age, discuss the types of relationships we might be lacking, explore trust issues, explain the reciprocal effect and, most importantly, describe how to establish and practice empathy with friends, family and business associates.
Forging Healthy Connections is a powerful resource for combating the loss of personal bonds in today's impersonal digital age. It provides readers with the tools needed to achieve and maintain healthy personal connections that will ultimately lead to a lifetime of satisfaction, fulfillment and meaningful relationships.
"...features science and stories that illuminate why human beings require relationships to
be healthy—physically, as well as in terms of social functioning."
Trevor Crow, LMFT, hosts "Keeping Connected," a weekly radio show about relationships, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Crow has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University, Connecticut and also holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BS from Parsons the New School of Design. She practices and resides in Southport, Connecticut.
Maryann Karinch is the author of twenty-four commercially published books and the founder of The Rudy Agency, a full-service literary agency. She has also coauthored four books with physicians and written extensively about health and medicine. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and is a certified personal trainer. She lives in Estes Park, Colorado.
Nonfiction, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 240 pages
LC# 2013931894, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-452-9 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-453-6 (eBook), $14.95