Welcome to Living Happily Connected!

We are a couple who has been married 25+ years and have made it our life mission to elevate the topic of social connection.

Research in the past decade, including Harvard's 80+ year study on adult development, has shown us that when we make the time to develop and nurture positive relationships in our lives, we often experience more joy, better health and live longer than those who don't. We have seen in our own lives the power of having strong relationships and want to be a catalyst for others.

We do the research for you and share our learnings through our blog, e-zine, relevant movie clips, and by creating tools and products. We also share our own stories and interview others globally on how we/they keep up our "social" fitness - like physical fitness but for connection. you can read these stories under the blog category Inspiration.

If having more or better social connections is something important to you, then you have come to the right place - we created this website for you. Glad you are here!

--Cher and Brian Knebel, Living Happily Connected

Want to Share How You Live Happily Connected?

We are looking for stories to share on our website on how people are living happily connected with others. Maybe you have a favorite ritual you do with friends, family or other special people in your life (like weekly girls' night, an annual trip). Or maybe you volunteer or are in a bible study group. Or maybe you connect in many different ways with a variety of people - we want to hear it so you can inspire others!

Read Cher's First Book on Amazon!

From Withering to Flourishing - 9 Ways to Bloom Again After the Storm Has Passed