Taste of connection

Do you want to give the Connections Experiment a try, but feel intimidated or overwhelmed by a 21 day commitment?  Try our Taste of Connection plan! Seven days of easy 5 minute ways to connect. 

The Connections Experiment is a social experiment exploring the psychological benefits of daily connections with family past and present. 

To gauge the benefits of connection, we have created a short pre-survey, you will also take a post-survey at the end of the 7 days.

Day 1

Let the Dinner Begin

Watch this VIDEO example from an old Ikea commercial, then see how long you last with this our Dinner Conversations Game tool. You can play with your family at dinner, on teams, as a family, or even by yourself. If you don’t know the answer, consider calling a family member to find the answer.

Day 2

Try Connection

Making connections doesn’t have to take a long time or much effort. We have compiled hundreds of quick and easy ways for you to connect in our Idea Generator! Click here for the idea generator and keep clicking “surprise me” until you find the idea that is just right for you.

Day 3

Discover Why Connection?

Research is starting to support how connecting with our family stories, in simple ways, can help people cope with the effects of stress, anxiety, depression, and find healing. The links and resources listed here are a few of these studies and articles about them. We expect to see more and more material published each year. Pick one article to read or pick a video to watch, share what you find interesting with someone. 

Day 4

Explore the “Everyday Connections” Plan

You’ve learned why connecting is important (Day 3), quick ways to connect (Day 2) and where you might be lacking in connection so far. We wanted to take the guesswork out of finding 21 things to do in a full experiment so we came up with 21-day plans with different themes or goals. Try out one of our plans by doing day 8 of the “Everyday Connections” plans.

Day 5

Interview Yourself

Writing your life history can be overwhelming. Interview yourself or your family with our Speed Interview Generator. Grab your phone or other recording device and record your answers as you enjoy this tool.

Tip: Watch this how to video on our Youtube channel to learn how to quickly and easily preserve your interview. Subscribe to have access to other how to’s, interviews, and other great resources.

Day 6

Get Social

  • Visit our Make My Meme page, select your favorite Connection Meme from our library of meme’s you can personalize.  Share it on social media and be sure to tag us @21dayconnect

Day 7


Take the Post Experiment Survey. Be sure to check your email to compare and contrast your survey results from Day 1 to today. What differences did you experience? Share your experience with us @21DayConnect

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