Connection is why we’re here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.
— Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

I chose this as my first quote of the series for three main reasons:

  1. Connection is something I have been searching for my whole life.
  2. NoStigmas is all about creating a mental health community that can thrive through connection. 
  3. Daring Greatly is one of my favorite books of all time.

Whether you are living with a mental illness or not, connection is vital for sustaining life.  As Brene Brown states in Daring Greatly, “..connection is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives”. We as humans are interactive creatures with a disposition to create relationships and meaning, we are not meant to go through life alone. Feeling connected to a cause, a practice, other people, it all creates a significant relationship and without it we truly suffer.

Do you have a strong connection with someone or something specific? How does it impact your life? 


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