1. Building Connections With Simone Heng Dr. Ron Kaiser 34:26

The recent COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global lockdowns highlighted our need, as humans, for social connection. Being socially connected has proven to lead to happier, longer, and healthier lives. So how do we ensure that we’re connecting and doing it in the right way?

This episode’s guest, Simone Heng, is a human connection specialist. Simone started thinking about the facilitation of human connection while working at a job where she and her fellow co-workers felt disconnected and were, therefore, less productive. She believes that love and connection are two of the most important values when it comes to living happy lives. 

Tune in to Episode 147 of REJUVENAGING® with Simone Heng and let’s connect! 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why is human connection and social connectedness such a big issue? (5:00)
  • How did you happen to get into this line of work? (8:17)
  • If I’m a conscientious parent, what do I want to do? (24:40)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The three major issues relating to human connection (5:14)
  • Why loneliness is so damaging to our health, immunity, and longevity (6:15)
  • How to be socially connected in a world of cell phones (13:06)
  • About the topics covered in Simone Heng’s book (17:43)
  • About the gender split that exists around human connection (19:44)
  • Simone’s format for allowing individuals to tell whether they’re lonely (20:49)
  • How being an introvert or extrovert aligns with your need for human connection (27:35)


Connect with Simone Heng

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Ron Kaiser, Ph.D., is a positive health psychologist, coach, author, podcaster, educator, consultant, and speaker. He has been in practice for more than five decades, including 25 years as Director of Psychology at the world-famous Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. As an innovative thought leader in the field, he has developed the concepts of THE MENTAL HEALTH GYM, GOAL-ACHIEVING PSYCHOTHERAPY (GAP), THE TYPE P PERSONALITY, and REJUVENAGING®.