Connecting to others is good for your mental and physical health!

When I first moved to the Bay Area years ago, as part of a general physical exam my primary care doctor asked me how I was doing in terms of having a “community.” I wasn’t sure that I heard her correctly and asked her to clarify. She said, “community — do you have a sense of belonging in your neighborhood or with a group?” I had, in fact, not connected with a community at that point, and I was quite moved that one of her standard questions was to…

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