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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.

Listen In

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 Secret to Being Loveable.

The Secret to Being Loveable.

Episode 19
Your Brain Works Great. Just Not Like You Think.

Your Brain Works Great. Just Not Like You Think.

Episode 18
I Want to Know You, Featuring Vickie Mullins

I Want to Know You, Featuring Vickie Mullins

Episode 17
How Your Purchases Connect You to People Around the Globe, Featuring Justin Dillon

How Your Purchases Connect You to People Around the Globe, Featuring Justin Dillon

Episode 16

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Social Tools: Is It Harder to Make Friends as Adults?

Social Tools: Is It Harder to Make Friends as Adults?

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?

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. Stay tuned. The next round of social coaching starts in July!

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A Call to Extinguish Torches

A Call to Extinguish Torches

Aug 13 2017

White men marched on Charlotttesville with *torches* yesterday. I say it again: torches. What clearer signal could they have given the world about their motives than to arm themselves with the fiery instrument of so many previous historical abuses? So as they march, be clear. They’re carrying more than torches.…

First, Understand Your Worth. Then Make Friends.

First, Understand Your Worth. Then Make Friends.

Jun 13 2017

Have you ever wondered why you run into the same connection problems with person after person after person? Kelly Flanagan suggests part of the answer may come down to whether you believe you are enough. Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as a father whose blog drew attention…

Your Brain Works Great. It Just Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Will.

Your Brain Works Great. It Just Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Will.

Jun 07 2017

Have you ever accidentally put your keys in the freezer? Or hit your car remote, thinking–momentarily–that it would unlock your front door? These are examples of how your brain functions in ways you don’t expect. The good news is, ultimately, for all it’s quirkyness, Dean Burnett claims the brain is…

I Want to Know You: A Simple Way to Get to Know and Remember Loved Ones

I Want to Know You: A Simple Way to Get to Know and Remember Loved Ones

May 28 2017

This week’s podcast guest,Vickie Mullins, tells the story behind a series of books developed to help young children get to know and remember their mother despite her terminal illness. Vickie Mullins is the founder of Mullins Creative and Azure Eyes Publishing. She’s the author of the 8-book series I Want…

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