If there is one thing we came away with from the pandemic, it’s a renewed sense of appreciation for being together in the presence of others. Now that opportunities for face-to-face interactions are back, better conversations can be had with more mindfulness. For starters, we can aim to be good hosts and enrich our time with each other, staying aware of body language and tonal shifts while we speak. Beyond delicious food and a pleasant environment, deeper conversations about our mental struggles and fears create an opportunity to receive care and support. Instead of vague, easily dismissed questions asking how work or life is, use specifics and name emotions. Giving definition to unique experiences let us know where we are and what we need. Bonus: a relaxing environment is key to achieving the right mood, so bring out all the self-care accoutrements amassed over our time at home—candles, diffusers, plants, and dishes!