You might be more connected to the world than ever, with your ever-present phone, social media feeds, and access to a bazillion YouTube videos.
But how well are you connecting with people around you?
In her book Rising Strong, Brene Brown says, “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
It’s not about looking at pictures of people on a screen, it’s sharing with them in real-time, and letting them do the same. Connection requires us to be open about how we’re feeling, as well as to listen and make the other person feel heard. [Read more…]