THE CONNECTION CURE

Can love be a cure? In July of 2017, I will be setting out on a pilgrimage that will take me across America in an attempt to combat loneliness and disease through meaningful human engagement.

Over the span of four years I will attempt to visit every state in America, engaging in “micro-moments” with strangers and promoting discussion around the science of human connection. 

America is experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. Technology, while it has many benefits, is disconnecting people, moving us away from face to face connection, and into the “i’d rather text than talk” age. There are over 60 million Americans that feel so isolated that its effects on their health are comparable to high blood pressure, lack of exercise, obesity and smoking.

I know this because it’s how i’ve spent the last seven years of my life. Chronic illness and a job that has me working from home have been a lethal combination, leaving me feeling more and more isolated, my health rapidly declining.

This is my commitment to change.

The science says it all - when we share a positive emotion with someone it spikes our DHEA levels, lowers cortisol, and boosts our immune system. Loving someone (even a stranger) is scientifically proven to change our bodies biochemistry. So, I am testing out this theory on my body, teaching the science behind human interaction, and listening to YOUR stories across America. Can we come together as a nation and create a ripple effect of micro-moments, state by state?

From Amish country to the heart of the American West, I will be traveling to answer one question: Can love be a cure?

CONNECTION CURE PROGRAMS →


PAST DESTINATIONS: 

- SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
- COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE
- SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
- LANDER, WYOMING
- JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
- LOS ANGELES, CA
- LA JOLLA, CA
- SAN FRANCISCO, CA
- MENLO PARK, CA
- LAKE TAHOE, CA
- VIRGINIA CITY, NV
- RENO, NV
- LAS VEGAS, NV

MY NEXT DESTINATIONS ARE: 

- FLORIDA
- NEW MEXICO
- ARIZONA

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STATES VISITED:  5
DAYS ON THE ROAD:  68
MILES TRAVELED:  12,420
WORKSHOPS COMPLETED: 18
 

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