Find your tribe, build your tribe
According to Owen Eastwood in his book "Belonging"; a chain-reaction of inclusion results in a cocktail of hormones that would make us very happy indeed. From dopamine to the natural, love drug oxytocin; belonging is not just pleasant, - it's addictive. p.22 - 23 Eastwood, 2021.
Belonging traditionally offered us physical protection as we were part of a family and a wider tribe. However, there is evidence that it was looking after a deeper part of us too.
By contrast, being excluded, can be very bad for our health. Not only due to a lack of care that others will show us in bringing food and providing resources. Recent studies suggest that an absence of belonging is dangerous to our mental health and even increases our chances of cardio-vascular disease. https://heart.bmj.com/content/102/13/1009
Belonging is one of the most powerful human emotions. This is why we start the Stable Teams® programme here.
When you choose the right fellowers...