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Welcome, Friends

No matter how quickly our culture moves,

life works best when we live it together.

We’re the most connected generation to ever live. Yet we still sometimes feel disconnected from the people around us. This breakdown of community is bad for our personal health and for the health of our world.

In my research, people often sense there might be “more”–that we may not be experiencing the kind of rich connections humans are capable of having. But, we say, we often feel too busy or over-stimulated to work out alternative ways of living.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

For the last two years, I’ve been interviewing hundreds of people about their social health. While doing so, I began collecting “best practices”–healthy habits that help us:

  • redeem our sense of community.
  • create more satisfying social lives.
  • develop meaningful connections to those who share our world.

This site is a stake in the ground for community. And it’s an invitation to join the historic band of people who have found extraordinary displays of brotherhood and sisterhood in our ordinary world.

A few things we know about friendship

We’re in our social prime at
25
years old.
Only
50%
of those we call friends consider us friends in return.
A full
57%
of teens have met a new friend online.
Not having friends is as
risky as smoking
15
cigarettes per day.

 

Below, you’ll find a library of free podcasts, videos, scopes, and articles to boost your social health.

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Truth or Dare Podcast

Listen to the Truth or Dare podcast where leading experts reveal
social “truths” and “dare” listeners to apply them. Learn more
about this podcast and different ways to listen here.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Living in an Online World with Allison Graham

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Living in an Online World with Allison Graham

Episode 1
Deep Work: A Return to Undistracted Living with Cal Newport

Deep Work: A Return to Undistracted Living with Cal Newport

Episode 2
Nancy Drew and the Mystery of Social Interactions, Featuring Sherry Turkle

Nancy Drew and the Mystery of Social Interactions, Featuring Sherry Turkle

Episode 3
The Secret to Speaking Well Anywhere You Go, Featuring Matt Abrahams

The Secret to Speaking Well Anywhere You Go, Featuring Matt Abrahams

Episode 4

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Social Tools: Are You As Good at Socializing As You Think You Are?

Social Tools: Are You As Good at Socializing As You Think You Are?

Social Tools: Are Some People Just Born to Be Social?

Social Tools: Are Some People Just Born to Be Social?

Coming Soon – Social Tools: Friendship Is Being at the Right Place at the Right Times

Coming Soon – Social Tools: Friendship Is Being at the Right Place at the Right Times

Columns Around the Web

Catch live tips on Periscope!

Love Your World Challenge

New to Periscope? Learn about my channel and how to use the app here.

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Learn How to Talk to People with Confidence featuring Expert Matt Abrahams

Learn How to Talk to People with Confidence featuring Expert Matt Abrahams

Feb 21 2017

  Do you feel nervous when you’re asked to introduce yourself? Or do you have a moment of panic when you are forced to small talk with a stranger? Today’s podcast episode with Matt Abrahams provides some quick ideas for feeling more comfortable and confident when speaking to others. Matt…

Is There an Art to People Watching? We Ask Psychologist and Best-Selling Author Sherry Turkle.

Is There an Art to People Watching? We Ask Psychologist and Best-Selling Author Sherry Turkle.

Feb 15 2017

Are you a people watcher? Do you spend half of your time in a coffee shop eyeing the other patrons out of the corner of your eye? Sherry Turkle is a social researcher who calls herself “a bit of a Nancy Drew.” She’s been able to uncover many practical insights about…

Feeling All the Feelings and Living Through It.

Feeling All the Feelings and Living Through It.

Feb 14 2017

  This is not a blog on politics. Since my last post referenced the political climate of our country, I thought I should mention it. This isn’t a blog about politics. This is a blog about life. It’s a blog about relationships, locally and around all world. And it just so happens that…

So You Want to Try Periscope? Here’s What You Need to Know.

So You Want to Try Periscope? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Feb 13 2017

The Periscope App The Periscope App, which can be downloaded on your phone, is inspired by the “periscope” used by sailors to spy on the outside world from their submarine. The app version of that lets you get a peek into someone else’s life and world. For instance, you can…

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