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3 Simple Strategies to Cultivate Community In Your Life

Ever feel like something's missing, but can't quite put your finger on it?

Delve into the transformative power of community and how simple acts of connection can dramatically enrich your life.

The fact that loneliness is declared an "epidemic" underscores the profound impact of social isolation on our overall well-being. As Yehuda Berg insightfully noted, "Community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It's about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role in it." This sentiment captures the essence of our need for connection and the collective responsibility to nurture it.

So - where do we start?

Small, intentional steps. From scheduling time with friends to joining community groups, every action taken toward connection is a step toward healing and fulfillment. 

We encourage you to prioritize being with others, to rediscover the joy and healing that comes from communal gatherings and shared experiences.

Our collective thriving hinges on our ability to come together, to foster a sense of community, and to support one another. 

Here are 3 Simple Strategies to Cultivate Community In Your Life

  1. Join or Initiate Regular Gatherings: Whether it’s a weekly coffee meet-up, a cold plunge group, a book club, or a neighbourhood potluck, regular gatherings can foster a sense of belonging and community. Join in or initiate your own gathering; regular touchpoints create a consistent space for people to connect and feel part of a larger group. Start small tip: If you want to initiate a gathering but it feels daunting, start small by suggesting to meet 2-3 times, not indefinitely. Even better: learn more about our custom Therapy Groups!

  2. Engage in Community Service:  What do you care about right now? Nothing brings people together like working towards a common goal, especially when it involves helping your community. Organize or participate in community service projects—like neighbourhood clean-ups, food drives, or volunteering at local shelters.  These activities not only contribute to the well-being of the community but also build strong bonds among participants, fostering a sense of collective purpose and connection. Start small tip: Make a list of two or three things you care about, look for places others care about the same thing, and decide to help out in each area once. Then consider what feels like a natural fit.  

  3. Explore Interest-Based Clubs or Activities:  Engaging in clubs or groups centered around common interests or hobbies is a fantastic way to cultivate community. This could range from a gardening club, a running group, a knitting circle, to a board game night, a cold plunge community. These interest-based activities provide a platform for individuals to connect over shared passions, fostering a sense of belonging and friendship.  The key is to keep these gatherings consistent and open to newcomers, ensuring that the community continues to grow and evolve. By doing so, you not only nurture existing relationships but also invite new connections into the community fold. Start small tip: think about something you are curious about or you’ve always wanted to try. It could be faith, or adventure, or creative projects.  Community exists around so many shared interests, try something new in the context of community.


This article is written compliments of Covey Wellness Centre – To contact us, please submit a form on our Contact page. You can book an appointment or a free, no-obligation consultation, or inquire about our products and services. We also offer group psychotherapy upon request.

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