Fete Lifestyle Magazine September 2017 Family Issue - Page 47

hen you think of the word family, what comes to mind? Your parents, siblings, people related to you by blood, close friends? Families take on many forms in our modern age. What seems to be most important, however, is the concept of human connection. In our fast paced routine, with so much access to screens, virtual connections and portable electronics, it seems we might actually feel more connected than ever before. But what are we actually connected to? More and more research is finding that this “virtual” connection actually leads to people feeling more disconnected from each other than ever before. Why should we care?