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Where Is the Love? Building Belonging in an Age of Divisiveness

Kim Samuel | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Kim Samuel

There were many memorable moments at last week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from speeches by global leaders like Chinese President Xi...

Using Social Connectedness to Unlock Sustainable Development

Kim Samuel | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

As we pursue the Sustainable Development Goals and work to "end poverty, protect the planet, and promote prosperity for all," let's use the lens of connectedness to focus our efforts--and magnify our chance of success.

The Urban Condition Is the Human Condition

Kim Samuel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Green
Kim Samuel

Measuring and understanding these challenges at the urban scale is our best hope for success in improving the quality of people's lives in the places that most people live. The time is now to work together to find innovative solutions for combating isolation and promoting environmental sustainability in tandem.

Healing Our Wounded Warriors

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 01.29.2017 | Books
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

In the wake of the current scandal involving the waste and misappropriation of funds in the Wounded Warrior program, it's fortunate that we have an alternative model for helping to heal the psychic wounds of war.

Social Creatures: How Animals Can Help us to Connect, Heal, and Love

Kim Samuel | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Pioneering psychologist Helen Thompson once said, "In riding a horse, we borrow freedom." I thought about that recently, when I read a story about Hor...

Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.

Stevie Wonder Teaches Us How to Be 'Stronger Together'

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victor Schwartz

We are nearing two years since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. And just a few days ago the fifth teen di...

7 Reasons Why You Don't Have to Be Right

Joan Moran | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

When the mind is free to listen and learn, negative mindsets turn into positives energy, struggle and stress vanish and a happier and more fulfilling life will follow.

Is Connectedness Slipping Through Our Texting, Tweeting Fingers? Recent Headlines Suggest We Should Be Worried

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Cunningham

I believe that although we all define and experience friendship differently, the principles of relationships are the same for all of us. And that we can adopt better social habits, that we can intentionally, and that we can start finding small ways to replace detachment with attachment.

Wheelchair Wisdom: All I've Got Is Yours

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

I believe that life is an ongoing journey and with each passage in life, we question, make mistakes, learn, create, expand, grow, transform, and celebrate each step of the way.

7 Billion Minds, or One?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

The ethical implications of our fundamental connectedness are profound. Because of our intrinsic oneness, health can never be merely personal, and neither can illness, poverty, or hunger.

An Improbable Nanny

Dana Clark | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Dana Clark

Being a professional nanny is a kind of ridiculous satire for a girl raised by a single dad.

10 Factors That Promote Intimacy

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships and people require intimacy in order to thrive. When we make the effort to give attention to bringing the conditions into our relationship that encourage and promote intimacy, it's not only our relationships that benefit but our lives in general.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

Life Is a Stream That Sustains You, So Stay Connected!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

May you take time today to pause long enough consciously breathe and witness firsthand the awesome stream of Life which flows through your body, the body of your affairs and your world.

Tips for Deeply Connecting to Others

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

When we learn how to give, we learn how to receive, and then we will open the door to the affection we hope for.

Transparency: A New Architectural Approach

Carla Leitao | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

(Images in the article are for purposes of illustration only and refer to the piece/installation "Scenario" by Francisco Tropa -- the Official Portugu...

Social Networks and You

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

We tend to become like the people we're around. Social contact is contagious. Human nature is amazingly malleable.