A 2019 Cigna survey found that 61% of Americans older than 18 are lonely. What’s more, this percentage continues to grow. Consultants Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard of the Connection Culture Group tackle the implications of the loneliness epidemic – particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors stress the importance of maintaining connections with others and the positive impact of healthy relationships on your physical and emotional wellbeing. They recommend ways of building and maintaining strong connections even while social distancing, quarantine and isolation are a part of everyday life.
About the Authors
Michael Lee Stallard is president and co-founder of the Connection Culture Group and the author of Connection Culture, Second Edition with contributions from Katharine P. Stallard, a partner in the Connection Culture Group.