Becoming a Kinder Neighbor and Fostering a Sense of Community*

Do you know your neighbors? Like, really know them? Their first names, the types of cars they drive, what holidays they celebrate? If you ever get locked out of your house, could you go to your neighbors to borrow a spare key?

There’s a sense of comfort and safety that can come from knowing them. Building a safe and caring community is a valuable way to stay connected to the place you live. It’s also a major component of being prepared for any disaster that might come our way.

I could offer many tips, but I have offered them generously in the past. So, figure out what works for you and do what you can to become connected to your community, where you live, work, etc. In my regular yoga practice a community, or sangha, is formed whenever we get together to practice, online or in the studio. It’s always the same, becoming part of a greater whole and feeling safer and more rooted.

Already a part of your community? Great, and thanks for all that you do. 

Need to do more to feel part of your block and/or the Sunnyside neighborhood? Do that work now…it’s always a great time to begin. Find a buddy or partner to do the work with you. 

Want to meet with me and figure out your next step(s)? That can be arranged too. Email me: [email protected].

* with generous help from an NPR “Life Kit” article published December 3, 2021

Jan S. Molinaro

Co-Chair, Sunnyside Prepared!

Author: Jan S. Molinaro

Co-Chair, Sunnyside Prepared!