Category Archive for "Archived Posts"

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.

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.

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

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…

How Your Purchases Connect You to People Around the Globe

May 23 2017

This week’s podcast guest, Justin Dillon, tells the story of how he went from working musician to slavery vigilante. Find out why his website attracted millions of people from around the globe and what his site can tell you about your purchasing habits. Justin is the creator of Made in a Free World…

How to Connect With a Very Specific Group of People: Your Kids.

May 16 2017

  Photo Credit: mrhayata This week’s podcast guest, Brian Housman, takes on challenges well-known to parents–how to prioritize one’s family in the midst of a racing, high tech culture. Brian Housman is an author and parenting expert who has written 4 books, including his latest–Tech Savvy Parenting. He has lead…

Want to Be Perceived as Beautiful? Be Kind.

May 09 2017

This week’s podcast guest, Dr.Eva Ritvo, teamed up with her lifelong best friend to write a book that offers an expanded definition of beauty. In this episode, she unpacks the art of self-care, an important part of maintaining the balance and well-being needed to build relationships with others. Eva also shares…

Conversational Skills That Boost Your Social Success, Featuring Patrick King

May 02 2017

Some people seem like they were born to be socialites. They hit it off easily with others, they handle large groups in a breeze, and they small talk with ease. While some may be born with a disposition that makes it easy to be outgoing, Conversation Coach Patrick King says…

Hacks for Handling Difficult Conversations and Fielding Feedback

Apr 25 2017

There are all kinds of conversations that we dread in life. Break-ups, firing an employee, confessing a mistake, announcing a divorce are some obvious ones. But there are also smaller, daily conversations that carry little bits of ordinary tension and awkwardness. Author Sheila Heen’s podcast episode teaches us how to handle…

Searching for Morality in a High Tech Age

Apr 18 2017

People still have strong ideas about what’s right and wrong. In the process of exploring how our morals develop, author Eden Collinsworth sought out a prime minister, a pop star, a holocaust survivor, and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force. In this week’s episode of Truth or Dare, she…