Community Connection Hour featured as part of the Social Connection Project

We are happy and excited to announce that Heartspace Circle’s Community Connection Hour was selected for Marsai Martin’s curated collection for Eventbrite’s Social Connection Project.

The Social Connection Project is an Eventbrite initiative that is focused on the issue of social isolation and disconnection.

“Social connection is essential to our health and wellbeing. When we struggle with loneliness, we are at higher risk for mental and physical health challenges. Even before the pandemic, there were alarming rates of loneliness in America, especially among young people. Last December, I issued a Surgeon General’s Advisory on the youth mental health crisis in our country, calling our nation to action to step up for our children and rebuild social connection and community,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. ( Womack, 2022)

According to Non-Profit Pro, “Social isolation and loneliness, especially among young people, is one of today’s most important mental health crises. Even prior to the pandemic, 79 percent of Gen Z reported feeling lonely – more than any other generation.* Preliminary data suggests that number has continued to grow over the past two years.** The lack of social connection can lead to long-lasting mental and physical health impacts and can carry a similar health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.***”

About Community Connection Hour

Community Connection Hour is a designated time to meet new people, make new friends, and reflect on our lives and experiences including hopes, dreams, challenges, and the occasional fear in a community setting.

Community Connection Hour is facilitated and uses mindful communication (rooted in the practice of Council) and is shaped and informed by each participant, making each Community Connection Hour unique and different.

In November and December, we lead special Community Connection Hours focused on gratitude and a end-of-the-year reflection.

About Restorative Connection

Restorative Connection (Council Practice) is an age-old cross-cultural practice that focuses on intent listening and mindful communication.

This heart-centered practice operates on four intentions which include: Speak from the Heart & Listen from the Heart.

The practice fosters community, connection, empathy, mutual respect, and more.

About Heartspace Circle

Heartspace Circle was founded as a community circle with the goal to bridge the gap between disconnection and isolation toward community and connection. We believe in the power of community as a healing agent for our health and wellness. We also believe in the importance of community wellness and the growing need for safe, restorative spaces to rest, relax and reset.

If you are interested in participating in Community Connection hour click here.

To learn more about Eventbrite’s Social Connection Project click here or to see Marsai Martin’s curated collection click here.


Womak, Kalyn. (2022, June 15). “Marsai Martin Tackles Gen Z Mental Health with Eventbrite Social Connection Project.” The Root.

NonProfit Pro. (2022, June 21). “Eventbrite Launches The Social Connection Project to Combat Major Social Issue.” NonProfit Pro.

Published by Stephanie Marie

Stephanie Marie began practicing mindfulness, meditation, and yoga in 2013. Nine months into her practice, she found her voice and launch her Mindfulness blog, Illuminated Voice. She is a group facilitator, yoga teacher, empowerment coach, and founder of HeartSpace Circle. In her free time, she enjoys taking art classes, listening to music, exploring the city, and spending quality time with loved ones. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Human Communication from Arizona State University and studied improv, acting, filmmaking, and anything related to her passion, human connection. As a blogger Stephanie writes about the importance of vulnerability, listening to your inner voice, honoring yourself, and speaking your truth.

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