#80 Why Spending Time With Your Friends Is More Important Than You Think with Dhru Purohit
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Loneliness is an epidemic. We are surrounded by people yet many of us feel empty. Why is this? This week, one of my best friends, entrepreneur and podcast host, Dhru Purohit explains that many of us are craving deep meaningful connected friendships and we don’t even know it. We have the feeling that we are in control of our lives, that we are surviving, but we miss the fact that we need a deep connection to others to truly thrive. We discuss the power of touch and how having someone to open up to about the way you feel literally calms your nervous system down. We talk about why making friendships is harder as an adult and why this is a particular problem for men – a fifth of whom say they don’t have any close friends. We chat about our own personal experiences and what works for us.

These days, many of us expect our partner to be everything to us – from confidant to our best friend – Dhru explains why having friendships outside of our intimate relationships is essential. Finally, we delve into how we can deepen the friendships we have and how communication is essential to maintain them. Dhru’s insights are invaluable and I think they will really make you examine the relationships in your life. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation, I hope it inspires you to take some time out to sit down and talk to one of your friends.

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The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
Dr Rupy Aujla
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Plant Proof -  Evidence based nutrition
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Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
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Forrest Hanson, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
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