You are never alone, on Valentine’s Day or any other

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Every year on this date, I am acutely sensitive to the droves of humans feeling isolated, whether they are in or out of romantic relationship. According to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., our national epidemic of loneliness profoundly threatens our individual health and well-being. In his epidemic impact report, Dr. Murthy wrote:

“Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling—it harms both individual and societal health. It is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and premature death. The mortality impact of being socially disconnected is similar to that caused by smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, and even greater than that associated with obesity and physical inactivity. And the harmful consequences of a society that lacks social connection can be felt in our schools, workplaces, and civic organizations, where performance, productivity, and engagement are diminished.”

Did you know that a majority of Americans feel this way?

This issue is near and dear to my heart. Having felt on-my-own in too many situations, I aim to do everything in my power to ensure that no one feels alone when times get rough for them. My personal mission is to reduce the devastating and dangerous loneliness crisis in our country, one person at a time.

As a Crisis Navigation Partner®, I work with leaders to lessen their sense of overwhelm and isolation, as they seek to prevent, mitigate, and navigate crises — personal, professional, and organizational. To this end I:

  • Create a container for leaders to feel heard, understood, validated, and cared for
  • Provide deep listening and loving honesty
  • Encourage and model strategic, values-driven communications
  • Conduct research that supports efficient, data-driven decisions
  • Connect leaders to people uniquely positioned to support them further
  • Recommend strategies that nurture teams, operational systems, and culture

This highly compassionate thought-partnership magnifies my clients’ Brilliance-Based® impact.

Are you currently dealing with something big, all on your own? I’d like to hear what you’re going through. Let’s discuss how I can support you. Book a time for us to chat at ConnectWithDebra.com.

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