According to an 80 year long study from Harvard Medical School, one of the major factors in living a long and happy life is how well connected we are with our community. So it begs the question... how do we become truly connected?
Martin Elms is the CQUniversity representative on the Board of the Village Festival in Yeppoon, a festival that is aiming to build that community spirit. He talks about how the festival is trying to achieve connection, as well as his own personal journey with feeling a sense of belonging.
Martin's tips for feeling connected:
1. Start small and volunteer somewhere
2. Talk to your neighbours, or the shop keeper, or anyone you see.
3. Get involved in activities that are being organised