Loneliness is a significant problem in our community. We sometimes feel that we can't be our authentic selves and as a result become disconnected from others and from God. We feel our problems are insignificant in relation to others, and so we don’t share or reach out for help. In order to build genuine connection with others, we need to feel safe to not only be ourselves but open up about what’s bothering us. We need to take time to pause, be honest with ourselves and embrace who we are and where we are to process through what we’re going through.