The hardest part about loneliness (and how to beat it)

Self-Work is a newsletter by Marcella Chamorro that takes you from stuck to thriving in 5 minutes or less, with strategies to help you show up feeling your best — and deliver your best work, too.

We understand the importance of taking care of our physical and mental health, but what about our SOCIAL health?

That's where the Process podcast comes in.

(Yes, I did say podcast.)

After a five-year hiatus, Process is BACK with a rebooted show featuring insightful interviews with CEOs, authors, and experts who share their experiences and wisdom.

Their successes as well as their failures.

In this very first episode of the reboot, I had the pleasure of interviewing David Spinks, a renowned community expert and best-selling author.

Coming off a sabbatical, David shares his thoughts on how community-building is evolving and offers valuable insights on supporting people to build their social health.

Why is this important?

Well, did you know:

36% of all Americans experience “serious loneliness," and there are half a million older people who go for days without seeing anyone at all.

It happens to the best of us.

Loneliness can affect anyone — I know it happens to me when I'm not mindful of keeping up with people.

That's one of the reasons why I decided to reboot the Process podcast in the first place – to combat loneliness and foster meaningful connections.

But honestly? This convo was not fun at all.

To be real, though, I'm super excited to share this conversation with David because it goes deep. (No real surprise there, I call myself the Master of Deep Conversations for a reason.)

Join us as we dive into the world of community-building, how to improve our social health and digging ourselves out of loneliness (individually and also as a society.)

Bonus points for David being so incredibly kind, wise, and warm. A real gem of a human. 💎

On this episode, you'll learn:

  • The importance of community and belonging for personal well-being and finding connection
  • How our upbringing can shape our desire for connection
  • Why and how community-building will change in the coming years

You can tune in to the whole conversation here:

That's all for this edition

Excuse me as I slink off back to bed because COVID is no fun. 🤒

If you're reading / listening / watching anything great, send your recs my way! I'd love to learn as much as I can during this downtime.

While I recover, my kids are doing a lot of this:

There's nothing a big box and crayons can't fix, am I right?

Next week, I'll be back with an edition exploring the power of questions and how improving them can significantly boost our lives. It's going to pack a punch. 💪

Talk to you then.

All the best vibes ✨

Marcella Chamorro

Mental Health Coach + Executive Coach

Marcella Chamorro

Marcella is mindset coach for award-winning tech teams and an experienced marketing leader with a track record of successful creative ventures focused on mental health. She's worked with both thriving venture-backed organizations and wildly profitable bootstrapped companies to maximize their work performance and well-being.