Why Do Some People Develop Strong Bonds While Others Don’t?

Why Do Some People Develop Strong Bonds While Others Don’t?

Mar 13 2017

Have you ever wondered why you bond with some people more than others? It is probably related to the specific things you do together. In this week’s podcast, I talk to Dr.Robin Dunbar who has studied how laughing, singing, drumming, watching sad movies, and other activities create bonds between people.…

Fear Hijacks the Way We Think

Fear Hijacks the Way We Think

Mar 08 2017

After 9/11, many people feared air travel…even though planes were still far safer than cars statistically. Special guest, Dr. David Myers, uses this incident as a spring board for talking about fear and how it impacts our thinking about immigrants, elections, and other national and personal issues. Social psychologist David…

3 Questions to Stop You From Losing Your Mind Over Trump’s New Immigration Ban

3 Questions to Stop You From Losing Your Mind Over Trump’s New Immigration Ban

Mar 06 2017

A New Ban Is Here As previously announced by White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, President Trump issued a new travel ban today. The new executive order, which keeps many provisions of the original ban, will again restrict travelers from specific Muslim-majority nations. But there are some changes. What Is Different About This Travel Ban? The…

You’re Not Born With Confidence, You Have to Build It

You’re Not Born With Confidence, You Have to Build It

Mar 02 2017

When we meet someone who stands out as confident or likeable, we may assume they were just “born that way.” They must have a naturally strong or outgoing personality, we tell ourselves. But in today’s podcast episode with Dr.Ivan Joseph, he explains why this assumption is off base and how each of…

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…

Is Multi-Tasking a Way of Life? Professor Cal Newport Says It Doesn’t Have to Be.

Is Multi-Tasking a Way of Life? Professor Cal Newport Says It Doesn’t Have to Be.

Feb 09 2017

Is Concentration a Lost Art? You decide to take on a massive project. It could be putting together an ambitious proposal for work or gathering up receipts and tackling That Spiral of Darkness that is taxes. Or, it could be a household task–like finally organizing that medieval dungeon we call a…

Feeling Overwhelmed and Stressed Out? Read This.

Feeling Overwhelmed and Stressed Out? Read This.

Feb 06 2017

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to survive this moment in our country’s history. I don’t know how else to begin after a long, planned absence from my blog. Through no planning of my own, I’m returning to write just as the country is ankle deep in President Trump’s new administration.…