Loneliness kills. It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.

Good genes are nice, but joy is better.

Harvard study, almost 80 years old, has proved that embracing community helps us live longer, and be happier

“When the study began, nobody cared about empathy or attachment. But the key to healthy aging is relationships, relationships, relationships.”



  1. Who is your community?
  2. Why is it important you see them and stick with them?
  3. What do you do to make sure you’re actively improving your relationships and staying in touch with them?
  4. Why do you think “this is so easy to get, and easy to ignore?
  5. Good relationships help your brain. What can you do to improve your relationships?

Life Bonus

Something to do with community. Doing stuff with people. 4 tickets to___?

Paw Sox

Beach Pass?

Surf Lessons?

The people who faired the best are the people that leaned into family, relationships and community.

Other Resources


We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding