The Healing Effects of Your Tribe
This week I listened to an amazing book by Sebastian Junger called “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging“. (TED talk.)
Although not mentioned in the book, it reminded me of the story of the Pennsylvania town of Roseto. Although the members of the community had similar demographics to neighboring towns, they demonstrated lower disease rates. The researchers noted a stark difference in the structure of the community.
“‘The community,’ Wolf says, ‘was very cohesive. There was no keeping up with the Joneses. Houses were very close together, and everyone lived more or less alike.'” Elders were revered and incorporated into community life,”
I mentioned some other interesting and useful items I learned from the book in this Facebook Live Video – https://youtu.be/KPC8JkqiIVY
Most of us have moved away from our birth families, which gives us the opportunity to choose our Tribe. Finding people who have had similar life experiences offers health benefits on many levels, seek your Tribe and enjoy the benefits.