Belonging with Lisa Kentgen

Belonging, as research shows us, is a key determinant of our health. It gives us a sense of safety, and it gives our lives meaning and purpose. Without it we feel lost, alone, depressed, even worthless. As you’ll hear in this week’s conversation with Lisa Kentgen, author of The Practice of Belonging, we can build belonging into our lives with intention using the six lessons Lisa learned during her studies into belonging around the world.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Lisa Kentgen is a psychologist with over three decades’ experience as a clinician, educator, and speaker. She is the author of An Intentional Life: Five Foundations of Authenticity and Purpose. Dr. Kentgen has published scientific articles on the development of conscious awareness, biological correlates of depression and anxiety, and identifying emotional difficulties in children. She believes that creating vibrant communities is the path forward through the unprecedented social, psychological, and existential crises we face.

Read more about her at www.drlisakentgen.com.



Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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