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The importance of social connection to feeling safe

Our sense of safety and social connection are intrinsically interlinked, creating feedback loops that allow us to not only form healthier connections with others but to combat loneliness and be more gracefully alone. Dr. Stephen Porges calls the ventral vagal … Continue reading

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The immeasurable smile

It was the Winter solstice – the day with the shortest amount of light in the year. I was walking to my local supermarket. Masks are obligatory inside, but the latest mandates about mask-wearing included outside spaces in an ill-defined … Continue reading

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