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How Can We Unite If We Don't Even Understand Each Other?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

by Jacob Z. Hess, Partner, Living Room Conversations It's been a rough month in America. From Orlando to Dallas, from Louisiana to Minnesota, the bl...

Networking for Introverts - 7 Simple Steps

Michael S Solomon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

You've heard it before: it's not what you know, but whom you know. hate networking. That's ok, a lot of people do. And networking for introverts is even more challenging.

Network Of Conversations

Lisa Rosas | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Rosas

We can then begin to come from a place of authenticity and care. If we are vulnerable and speak our truth and fears while not blaming the other, we can generate more open dialogue and connection.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

55,000 People Have a Conversation

Living Room Conversations | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

To be precise, there were over 3,500 conversations, involving 55,000 people. All on one day, in and around Chicago. Wow.

It's Never Too Late to Bring Up Unfinished Business

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There is no statue of limitations on past issues and it's never too late to bring up a previously discussed subject. As long as our commitment is to heal the damage and restore trust and harmony, it's likely that the results of our efforts will be deeply and mutually fulfilling!

Ending Zombie Politics Needs A Conspiracy To Conspire

Living Room Conversations | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Ralph Benko Sick of Hate Politics? We are too. Call our current epoch The Political Night of the Living Dead. Zombie Politics. There is a...

6 Tips for Nailing the First Date Conversation

Mindy Utay | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

How do you make the most of that all-important first date by having a conversation that balances hope and reality so you don't waste precious time on a relationship that will ultimately go nowhere?

#TalkToMe: My Mom on Not Having Grandkids, NYC in 1963 and Motherhood

Francesca Hogi | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Francesca Hogi

I sat down with my favorite person, (aka, my mother Joyce Hogi). She shared her thoughts on not being a grandmother, the culture shock of migrating to New York City from rural Alabama in 1963, and the best thing about motherhood.

Bridging America's Divide - Can the Internet Help?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

That is what the Internet of the future can provide us - easy access to diverse opinions and people so we can understand the issues and each other better, ultimately making better decisions as individuals and as a society.

ADVICE 11: The Conversational Trick Everyone Should Know

Brent Stoller | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

What you don't want to do is take it personally. It's easy to feel rejected, because that's what having another person show no interest in you feels like. But is that what actually happened? Can someone truly reject you if they haven't gotten to know you? And more importantly, if you know someone doesn't want to be friends with you, do you still want to be friends with them?

Speak Me a River: Resurrecting the Lost Art of Conversation

Patti Digh | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Patti Digh

Oh, we lose so much with our need for immediate outcomes. What if the process, that navigation of time with words and sense-making, was the only reason?

Russians, Republicans, and Democrats

Living Room Conversations | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Mary Gaylord Last week I went out with three girlfriends to enjoy some beer at a local brewpub. One woman I know quite well, the other casually, ...

The Questions I Regret Never Asking My Mother

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.12.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

We all have a lot going on in our lives, the pace keeps on racing, and there's never enough time, but face-to-face, word-to-word, heart-to-heart communication can never be replaced by cell phones, texts, or Emojis and I think our kids understand this.

#TalkToMe: Seize the Moment and Don't Let Beautiful Family Stories Be Left Untold

Emma Kingston | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Emma Kingston

I thought I would share some snippets of my Grandpa's story with you, so that you can see how precious it is to say yes to indulging our family's stories.

Acknowleding Others

Judith Bowman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

Whether you are waiting to cash-out or check-in to your hotel room, standing in line at Starbucks or a business networking event ... or just passing another in the hall, being ignored and feeling invisible has become commonplace.

#TalkToMe : Charlotte Laws and Her Daughter Discuss Secrets, Truths and Frivolous Drivel

Charlotte Laws | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Charlotte Laws

Huffington Post and Facebook invited me to participate in the "Talk to Me" video series with my daughter, Kayla. The goal of the project is to open communication between generations and impart wisdom.

#TalkToMe: Always Look for the Silver Lining in Every Cloud

Toni Williams | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Toni Williams

"One of the things I've tried to do for you, and your brother, and your sister, is try to find the silver lining in the cloud no matter what our situation is. If we always look to the positive and we're optimistic about things, that's probably the best thing we can do."

#TalkToMe: Happy Moments, Life Wisdom and the Secret Stash of Chocolate

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Kordan

Once I figured out how to activate the Facebook live feature, we were on our way to sharing our deep, wise and silly thoughts during a heart-to-heart conversation, while all of my Facebook friends and family tuned in.

Is Interminable Email Your Procrastination Strategy?

Allison Volk | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

The crazy thing about email is that the more you work on it, the more comes back your way.

Having a wonderful conversation. Wish you were here!

Living Room Conversations | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

By Ralph Benko Recently I invited a friend to participate in a Living Room Conversation. He declined, saying he wasn't smart enough. He wrote bac...

How We Will Talk to Computers in the Future

Andreas Blixt | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Andreas Blixt

There's a lot of talk right now about the Amazon Echo, or Alexa, as you would refer to the voice assistant that the Echo enables you to converse with....

Appetite Grows Upon What it Feeds

Living Room Conversations | Posted 03.11.2016 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

by Mary Gaylord Food is life itself. Food is sensual. Food can be used to manipulate. Food can be used to shame. Food can be used to show love. Food ...

A Conversation With Sebastian Thrun

Patrick Daniel | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

At O'Reilly's Next:Economy conference in San Francisco, the academic turned entrepreneur talks about his early influences, how he balances thinking and execution and what advice he would give to his younger self.

10 Steps to the Perfect Conversation

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

One of the biggest conversational mistakes is going into your events, dates, meetings and parties directionless. You would never start driving to a new destination without the address. And you certainly would try to look at a map or get directions if you were going to a new place. The same applies for conversations.