Emotional Connections

Welcome! This blog exists to share stories of the human condition focusing on change, empathy, and connectedness.

Established in November of 2020, Emotional Connections is a blog focused on building a more harmonious world. We strive to translate our emotions into English to show the humans on earth that we hear you, we feel you and we understand because we have been there too.

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Latest Posts

Beware: As society wilts, self-preservation takes over

Self-preservation: the protection of oneself from harm or death, especially regarded as a basic instinct in human beings and animals. (merriamwebster.com) Self-preservation is a skill that is important for life to continue, it’s what helps us anticipate risk and keep us safe. This historically instinctual habit seems inherent, something that will simply kick in whenContinue reading “Beware: As society wilts, self-preservation takes over”

You are not alone.

It won’t be enough, but please know I hear you and you are not alone. I hear you even when your tears rush silently down your cheeks. I hear you when you ask “why me? why us?” when you feel overwhelmed at the unfairness and grief. I hear when you act strong for others evenContinue reading “You are not alone.”

Scaling Maslow’s Hierarchy – Unbalanced Energy

What does it mean to live a life of balance? When defining something, it can help to first compare it with its opposite. Luckily, our current environment is so out of balance that it is flush with opportunities for comparison. Everywhere you look there is dissonance, chaos and tumult. The weather is erratic, our CongressContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s Hierarchy – Unbalanced Energy”

Scaling Maslow’s Hierarchy – America’s fatigue

America is exhausted. Not just exhausted, but overwhelmed with fatigue. This isn’t something new. We have been tired for one reason or another for decades, but the issue has only grown exponentially in the past few years and has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Many books have been written about how we need more sleep (thinkContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s Hierarchy – America’s fatigue”

Scaling Maslow’s hierarchy – Part Three – The road to Survival

Heading into survival, all bets are off. Fear rules the day, and wariness presents itself in all interactions. Scarcity abounds and life becomes a daily fight to make it to the next morning. As a country, we are heading towards a collective Survival experience at breakneck speed. Our illusion of control is beginning to meltContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s hierarchy – Part Three – The road to Survival”

Scaling Maslow’s hierarchy – Part Two

Our current level is Safety. We’ve been here before. In fact, we have been on a rollercoaster of sorts throughout time, continuously drifting up and down Maslow’s hierarchy over the centuries. America is not unique in this journey as every nation and empire has followed a similar path; the main difference coming from the choicesContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s hierarchy – Part Two”

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