Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s - more than 40 percent of American adults say they feel lonely.
Building community can be challenging but it is critical. Experience and research tell us that “loneliness kills – it places our bodies in a chronic stress state and increases inflammation and is a more significant health factor than obesity, smoking, exercise, or nutrition.
“Social connections are really good for us, - people who are more socially connected to family, friends, community, are happier, physically healthier, and live longer than people who are less well-connected.” “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too.
Join our next Twitter Chat learn more about loneliness and how it affects women of color. This chat is hosted by The Melanin Collective in conjunction with Catapult Life Coaching and other partners, focused on developing in-depth conversations on the issues that matter for women of color.