There are a lot of studies available over the last few years that show we are losing each other in our daily lives – giving up connection, faith and trust in our fellow human beings in exchange for on-line social connection.

In this Ted Talk video below, Dr. Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. speaks on ‘The Power & Science of Social Connection.’

She is a Science Journalist & Author and the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.

Emma Seppälä’s areas of expertise are health psychology, well-being, and resilience. She conducts research, writes and speaks about the science of happiness, social connection, and compassion. Her research investigating the effects of yoga and meditation-based interventions for combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with trauma was featured in the documentary Free the Mind.