Wired for Connection

We Are Wired for Connection with Dr. Julie and Remy Smith

We’re wired for connection. A growing body of research shows that our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food, water, and shelter. Connection is essential to our survival and resilience. We are part of an interconnected, inseparable reality—an undivided whole—and our brains are literally wired for social connection. There are real benefits in consciously living out this reality – from health, happiness, and longevity – to witnessing miracles!

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On Today’s Episode

A unified living system :30

The science of resilience 5:40

Connection in the digital age 9:30

Growing up with with technology 12:45

Life through our devices 22:50

Health, happiness, and connection 30:00

Social isolation and mental health 35:15

The power of community 40:00

Researching intentions 46:30

No substitute for face-to-face connection 52:40


Remy Smith is a producer at Empower Radio, and he graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts in 2012. His favorite quotes include, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”, and “If you do what you love for a living, it doesn’t feel like work at all”. He’s also a proud daddy.