Finding Connection and Belonging

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increasing awareness of a different problem: the epidemic of loneliness. As we emerge from the pandemic, we also have to think about how we will re-connect.

Consider someone like Steve, a successful corporate manager who had been working happily at the same company for about fifteen years. In 2019, Steve was ready to do something less intense and different. After giving notice, he talked with people to find out the options and identified a few potential projects that he could work on from home. After about six months of independent…