Humans are social, and we crave to feel valued and connected to others. Connection means feeling close, supported, or a sense of belonging.
Lacking connection can cause feelings of loneliness and impact your mental health. Very Well Mind and Mental Health America discuss the impact of loneliness and strategies to foster increased connection.
Brene Brown researches connection and shares how connection is why we are here and how we are wired. In this TED talk she speaks about shame, the search for feeling worthy, feeling love and belonging, and highlights how vulnerability can deepen relationships through sharing emotions in thoughtful and intentional ways.