In addition to toxic polarization, threats of political violence, the divisive effects of social media, and other oft-cited forces – loneliness is a lesser-known factor that subverts democracy.
During times of transition and challenge, parents and caregivers can regain a sense of calm by embracing adaptability and choosing connection rather than control.
On the last weekend of August, residents and visitors lined the streets in Black Rock, Connecticut swaying to the electrifying music coming from dozens of residential porches, yards, and driveways. But Black Rock Porchfest is so much more than a music festival; for many, it fosters belonging.
In a world full of conflict, stress, and distraction, human connection is more than just a pleasant change of pace; it is the biological basis for our capacity to bridge and heal.
Higher education and national service have a critical role to play in supporting a new collaborative effort reach its goal and help students succeed.
Emotional expression by parents orients children and primes them both for autonomic emotional connection, even amidst distractions, stress, and trauma.
Our Building Strategy Lead Jon Gruber and Sarah Ruger of Stand Together, who work closely as funder co-leads of New Pluralists, recently sat down to reflect on their partnership one year into the launch of the collaborative.
The Project Manager for Pediatrics Supporting Parents shares insights from Durham Partners for Early Relational Health about co-designing collaborative efforts to transform health care systems, with all stakeholders having a seat at the table.