Some of you are familiar with the public health issue I’ve been wrestling with. In my fourth TEDx talk I spoke about the #1 Public Health Issue Doctors Aren’t Talking About. Addressing loneliness from a public health perspective, I have a vision of healing circles that practice and advocate Whole Health and Sacred Medicine modalities for healing. (I described my vision in detail here.) Since the data is so clear that loneliness predisposes us to disease and healing community helps us live a health span that equals our life span, I feel responsible as a doctor for offering treatment options for those who need this medicine of loving, authentic human connection.