There are two acupuncture meridians having to do with the heart.

One of them is aptly called the heart meridian.

The other one has various names: the heart protector meridian, the circulation sex meridian, the pericardium meridian.

This second meridian has to do with connection.


The first person we connect to is our mother. If we are breast fed, this bonding process is deeply imprinted.


But we have many other important connections.


We are connected to our body. We are connected to our friends and family. We are connected to the world around us.


If you study quantum physics, what you will learn is that at the smallest, tiniest, most infinitesimally minute level, scientists are not able to detect a you from a me, one particle from another particle. Scientifically speaking, there is no separation.


Only our ego thinks we are separate, and when we feel separate, we can feel lonely, rejected or adrift from a deeper meaning.


One of the things I hear all the time from my clients – whether they be married or single, divorced, old or young – is that they long for intimate, honest and true connections with other people.


To me, connecting in a loving way with all around us is part of being a healthy person.


I recently joined the Ewomen Network, to connect with other women entrepreneurs.


My yoga class and my qi gong class become like a second family not only for me but for those who attend regularly and our friends who drop in.


I go to Jeff Cook’s tai chi class every Sunday afternoon, to my friend Jose Blanco’s yoga book club every other Sunday, and to the Zen Soto Center for meditation on Monday evening with my neighbor Steve Hart.


Scientific research has proven that the more connected you are, the healthier you will be.


Ask yourself, “How can I connect with loving, uplifting people on a regular basis?” The answer will help you be healthier and happier.