Have you heard of the saying that “humans are inherently social animals?” While Aristotle may have been making political commentary of his time with this statement, decades of research in psychology and neuroscience has indeed supported his stance on the matter. Social connections are not only important for our survival, but our relationships can have a major impact on our overall health and well-being. Most people have a deep desire for genuine connection—a need to feel loved, valued, and appreciated by others. Learn more about why making connections can be difficult sometimes and tips to get started.

Submitted by: Jamie Kardelis