Connection is a Human Need

Dr. Jody Carrington posted an inspiring message about the importance of connection for human beings. As a guidance Counsellor, I have experienced the same thoughts. Carrington writes:

“Us humans are wired for connection. And, connection is the answer…to all plights big and small…even on a physiological level – our cortisol levels decrease and our oxytocin levels increase when we are in the presence of humans.”

Globally, connection been a challenge during this pandemic. I personally have felt the loss of true connection, face to face communication. Somehow texts, phone calls and zoom cannot replace a physical human connection.

However, I feel fortunate for today’s technology to connect in ways that past pandemics did not offer. I am grateful for my circle of family and friends who have provided me with my human needs.

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