Yesterday, I spoke to Becca Piastrelli and Janet Crawford, two of our incredible speakers at next Thursday evening's panel discussion on "Belonging" at The Hivery. I learned how our brains prioritize social belonging over everything else, including the neuroscience behind feeling isolated, and how it hampers our creativity, our ability to innovate, and our ability to problem-solve.
I am fascinated by this fundamental (and often unmet) need for feeling a part of something bigger than ourselves as individuals. And The Hivery is an expression of my belief in the power of building communities that are based on inclusiveness, kindness, and collaboration. Click the video below for more on the importance of a place to belong.