- Put your hand up: Besides introducing you to new people, putting yourself forward for charity or volunteer work makes you feel better about yourself.
- Open your mind: Fancy making a vegetarian lasagna? Learning the lotus position? Check out the notice-boards at your local health food store for ideas on courses where you'll meet like-minded people.
- Think pink: Crystal therapists say rose-coloured quartz has the power to encourage love and friendship. Carry a small piece in your purse, or place it on your desk.
- Stamp out shyness: Flower essences such as Mimulus (Mimulus guttatus) is said to help you overcome nervousness and communicate better. Place up to 4 drops under your tongue four times a day.
The more diverse your circle of friends, the healthier you'll be. Here are some 'natural' ideas on how to connect with others.