Community not competition key to healthy life

One of the key determinants of physical and emotional health — and therefore, happiness itself — is our sense of belonging, our connection with our community.

Yet most of us go through our lives as distinctly separate individuals. Siblings compete with one another (as do spouses). We begin our lives in school focused on individual achievement (or failure). In sports, we compete with an “us versus them” mindset.

On Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m., I’ll be speaking at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, as part of the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care’s public presentation series, Dialogue on Aging. My topic: Going Beyond Old Stories — Exploring, Engaging and Evolving into Our Positive Potentials.

Dr. Davidicus Wong

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