The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Do you feel like you have fewer friends than you used to? You're not alone. People all over the globe are reporting having smaller social circles and feeling more isolated. In this episode of "Spartan Up," host Joe De Sena talks with Dr. Marisa G Franco, author of “Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends,”  about the loneliness epidemic and the importance of friendship for success and happiness. From joining a club or activity group to taking the initiative to reach out to others, Dr. Franco offers practical advice for combating loneliness and making new friends. Plus, learn how having a strong support network can make big hills look smaller and might even help you perform better in a Spartan race and other endurance events. 



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