This week we dive deep into the profound impact of communities on individual and collective success. This show was inspired by one of our great listeners who emailed me and shared some struggles she is facing. At the heart of her challenges is the feeling of being isolated with no meaningful connections. Which is why I discuss the importance of being a part of healthy communities. But not just any community. Our communities must empower, support, encourage and hold us to high standards. I also talk about the emotional and psychological effects of a healthy community. At its core the lack of healthy communities is a major contributor to mental illness.