American culture today emphasizes privacy, independence, busy lives, and technology, with less focus on community. Rare are the block parties, bringing together an entire neighborhood. Many of us have potentially isolating daily routines.

Get up, go to work, (likely commute alone), work in your cubicle or office, eat lunch (sometimes at your desk or in the car), go home. Maybe you live with a spouse, significant other, family, pets; perhaps you live on your own.

Working from home, I could go nearly an entire day without speaking to anyone, much less having meaningful conversation. It is easy at times to get very focused on my work, writing, creating and forget about inviting people into my life. Occasionally it is peaceful, but done too often, I could risk depriving myself of nourishment and connection. Weekly I must consciously choose to plan time with friends and ways to bring community to my life.

Throw back the shades and let the light into your life! If you are so busy you have no time for others, take note. Life is all the richer when it is shared.

About Robin:
Robin Peglow Berg of is a Life Fulfillment Strategist --a consultant, coach and speaker devoted to guiding others to have the courage to live a fulfilling life with soul. 

She shows highly driven, successful women entrepreneurs and biz leaders how to create a new model for success that is energizing, deeply meaningful and helps them to thrive no matter what.  She applies 10 years of coaching, consulting and speaking to craft strategic programs for long term success.