Strong Human Connection: an Achievable Gateway to New Experiences, Outlooks, and Insights

Dara Laine Murray
3 min readSep 17, 2022

The world is full of opportunities. When you have a strong network of people who share your values and goals, you have a foundation on which to grow.

That’s why retreats and other workshops and networking are so important: they provide us with opportunities to connect with others who can help us achieve our goals and lead happier lives.

Our connections are the single most important thing in our lives.

Human connections. They’re the reason why we get up each day, work hard, and try to make the world a better place. They’re what makes us humans; they connect us to ourselves and others.

Connections are how we find meaning and purpose in life, as well as how we learn about ourselves and others. They allow us to experience new things, which helps us grow intellectually and emotionally and ultimately leads us to live happier, more fulfilling lives by helping us achieve our full potential.

Human connection is a portal to new experiences, outlooks, insights

A retreat is a great way to build new connections and strengthen old ones.

A strong community is essential to your well-being. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can help you forge new connections with people who are important to you. Whether it’s a group of friends or complete strangers, having someone to confide in can be invaluable. A retreat is one way for these relationships to blossom; it gives you the opportunity to share your experiences with others and bond over them, which can lead to a mutual understanding that doesn’t exist when everyone is busy living their own lives back home.

Choose a retreat that’s right for you.

The first thing to do is ask yourself what you want from a retreat. Do you want to learn new skills, make connections with like-minded people, or just relax on the beach? If you choose your retreat based on what will benefit you most and change your life in some way, there’s a better chance that it’ll be worthwhile and help you move forward in your life journey. By choosing an accessible retreat (one that is affordable), as well as one that offers safety and…



Dara Laine Murray

Multi-passionate sobriety writer on Medium. Day job: Director of Research at a nonprofit. Stories = sober + stats. Editor: