One of the biggest lies we’ve been sold in our culture is that we are separate, and it’s making us sick. We’ve been taught to believe that needing others is weakness and that stoicism is strength. We didn’t learn how to feel our feelings safely, let alone share them in vulnerable ways, or have somebody sharing their feelings with us feel held. Oftentimes we didn’t even learn how to fully hold ourselves. And so, it’s making us sick— stress, depression, anxiety, and autoimmune disorders are everywhere. But connection is a skill that we get to learn now. We get to heal, from the root up. We get to cultivate strength in vulnerability, cultivate deeply rooted joy in our lives, and ensure that the next generation will be healthier than the last.