Loneliness is real. When I had the idea for the Loneliness Cure, I thought it was a good business idea that could touch some people enough to be profitable and feel good. The more I research loneliness and the more I actually listen to the people around me, the more I see that our longing for connection is huge and real.
We long to feel connected to a few people. Brene Brown talks about the importance of loneliness and shame in her books and TED talks. Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General affirms that there is a loneliness epidemic and that it’s a public health crisis. The UK has a Minister of Loneliness. “It’s proven to be worse for health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day,” says Mark Robinson of Age UK.
So let’s tackle it in our own lives, close to home, and right now. Let’s start talking about it. Let’s remove the stigma that to be lonely means something is wrong with you. Let’s start connecting. I can help you learn the skills and have the spaces to do it. Reach out for one-on-one phone or in person sessions. Being held and talking to a caring listener is a GREAT antidote to loneliness. Or if you are local to Boulder or Denver, CO come to my monthly group cuddling events. Email me kassandra at kassandra brown dot org for upcoming Community Cuddles Group Cuddling Event times.