Vacation Roundup: Connections

ConnectionsHuman beings weren’t meant to be solo. No matter what your religious beliefs, I think it’s significant that the Bible begins with God creating a companion for the first human being so that he is not alone. Modern day psychological research has borne out the idea that humans are social creatures, that we thrive in relationships and flounder without them. Connections with others are one of the three fundamental needs that build motivation, and a lack of them can literally make people sick.

I’ve devoted much of my own thinking and research to what it means to have a meaningful relationship with others, and how to build one.


  • For healthcare workers, technology can facilitate the building of relationships. With the right tools integrated into their workflow, providers can spend the limited time they have with patients connecting to what matters most.