I am a firm believer of the power of human connection and living a longer, healthier life. This article was written in the Harvard Health Publishing at Harvard Medical School. I have shared my personal story about having cancer when I was in my early twenties. UCSF and Stanford said I would not live past 50. I turn 50 this coming to November and I attribute my health and life to my husband and our relationship. I have spent the last year researching the correlation between human connection and living longer. There are studies out there that have confirmed my belief. Although this article focuses on the Holidays, it is relevant at any time.