Humans are social creatures and as such we have the need to connect with others. We all want to feel valued, loved and supported. Studies have shown that those who have healthy relationships tend to be happier and healthier leading to more productive lives. Connecting with others can be as simple as a quick good-morning text or call on the phone. However, nothing can replace the strong connection face-to-face interaction brings. Take the time to get to know people, ask questions, and find commonality in interests. A simple invitation for a walk or a cup of coffee gives the opportunity for conversation and connection. Join a book club, sport club or other organization to branch out and meet new people. Volunteer your time and help the community while building new relationships. Connecting with others can change the trajectory of your life. What can you do to build strong relationships and connect with others today?