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The Problem

The fragility of hyper individualism and the nuclear family are leaving us lonely and stressed. 

Mia Birdsong, How We Show Up

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Photo by M.T ElGassier on Unsplash

Key Data


of Americans do not feel connected to their local community


of U.S. young adults report experiencing loneliness, and 59% of adults.


poor or insufficient social connection is associated with increased risk of disease, including a 29% increased risk of heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke


Loneliness and social isolation increase the risk for premature death by 26% and 29% respectively

Top Ten Factors of Longevity

Dr Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a researcher at Brigham Young University focused on the long-term health effects of social connection. Her work has been seminal in the recognition of social isolation and loneliness as risk factors for early mortality.



Building and sustaining your village is a matter of life and death.

Susan Pinker, author of The Village Effect

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