Watch a fascinating video or read an article about how our social relationships  affect our overall health outcomes.


    • Click here to take a look at a research guide put together by UCLA Librarian Julie Kwan to find out more about some of the recommendations, data/research, and organizations associated with the EngageWell Pod!

    • The Epidemic of Loneliness: The Aspen Ideas Festival hosted a discussion panel with Julianne Holt-Lunstad and others discussing the epidemic of loneliness and its impact on physical health.
    • The Lethality of Loneliness: In a Tedx talk, John Cacioppo discussed the prevalence of social isolation, and the role of social relationships in health.
    • Loneliness and Reduced Lifespan: Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy discusses the prominence of loneliness and its connection with health on CBS This Morning.

    • Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other: Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.
    • Reclaiming Conversation The Power of Talk in a Digital Age: Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
    • Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection: University of Chicago social neuroscientist John T. Cacioppo unveils his pioneering research on the startling effects of loneliness: a sense of isolation or social rejection disrupts not only our thinking abilities and will power but also our immune systems, and can be as damaging as obesity or smoking. A blend of biological and social science, this book demonstrates that, as individuals and as a society, we have everything to gain, and everything to lose, in how well or how poorly we manage our need for social bonds.

    • Ice Breakers: A compiled list of ice breakers that can be applied in a variety of situations.
    • Staff Training & Development:  Check out the many opportunities – classes and workshops, career programs, management development, UC institutes, and training certificate programs.