Our behavior online affects our behavior in the real world and vice versa. Making an impact starts with small habits of positive action.
You can spend weeks attending events, meetups, and happy hours and never find one real community. Why not? It turns out bringing people together into a room, bar, or event space isn't enough.
The one finding I would most like to share after more than a quarter-century of traveling throughout this country reporting on issues of faith is how similar people are in their basic desires and ambitions.
These challenges are not a reason to walk away from these ideals, but rather a calling to increase our efforts for the future. We do not have to live in an idealized world to advance ideals that will make it a better place.
Many Millennials are paying upfront for the promise of a costly degree that isn't delivering, or they are simply dropping out at alarming rates when they see little relevance in what they are learning. Unemployed and burdened by student loans, Millennials need new ways to navigate knowledge.
When in 2013, Facebook had to take a page down that had attracted cyberbullies that once was a place for teens to post their selfies, brothers John and Sam Shahidi knew something had to be done.
Research in the emerging field of religion and aging suggests significant relations between an active religious life and positive health outcomes, from lower rates of depression to reduced death anxiety. The upshot for congregations: Do not take older worshippers for granted.
Do you have a dream? If so, don't regret not chasing it; it's never too late. The cold, hard truth is that time is not on your side. So stop putting off chasing your dream.
In this new and different world of friendship-making, parents need to readjust their parenting skills in order to help young people learn how to make new relationships that are safe and positive.
Facebook, like any social media platform, is distracting if you allow it. Remember when cell phones came out for the first time and everyone was calling them a distraction? It's all about learning how to manage your time effectively with technology.
Social media is a great tool for staying connected to others, promoting your business or sharing yourself and your ideas with the world. But when it comes to your love life, be mindful of the added pressure your social media habits can cause.
Listening is a very difficult skill few master. Do not be thinking about what you're going to say while they are talking. Genuinely listen.
If you want to be heard, to be in the moment with someone, and connect with others then you must break out of slipstream conversations and interrupt expectations. That means ditch the boring and expected chitchat in favor of compelling relationship-building dialogues.
Face to face networking has been making a huge comeback in recent years despite (or perhaps in reaction to) the preponderance of social media and other digital networking opportunities.
A little over a year ago, I had somewhat of a meltdown. It wasn't the kind of meltdown that caused me to go into a depression or try to find myself in...
Bottom line: If you want longevity and good health, it takes a village filled with good people. Best of all, this is a great excuse to drag your husband or partner to another dinner party.