Quarantine and lock-down create challenges, greatly limiting our lives and our social interactions. We don’t fully appreciate our friendships, says Lydia Denworth, author of the new book Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond. If we did, we’d take cultivating those intimate bonds as seriously as working out or eating well. Because, she writes, a new field of science is revealing that social connections play a vital role in our health.
On average, people have only four very close relationships. But the effect of these few core relationships extends beyond our social lives, influencing our health on the cellular level — from our immune system to our cardiovascular system. Your social interactions actually change your health. Socialization affects the immune system, sleep quality, and mental health, just to name a few. We have an evolutionary drive to connect. It’s more accurately survival of the friendliest.
This is a time for us to take stock of our lives, of our health and our relationships, and to prioritize what really matters. If you find yourself challenged in an area, now is the time to seek support. At Tail of the Sun, I help to locate bound energy in the body, and to assist its liberation. I’m here to help you grow. Now is the time for wholeness. If you would like to learn more, please contact me.