A blog about connecting with meaning, purpose and your most authentic self.

How to Practice Self-Compassion Through Anger

We’ve all been there at some point – furiously ranting and ruminating to ourselves about all of the reasons a person or setback is evil, thoughtless, stupid or…

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Mindful Communication and Self-Connection

The practice of mindful communication is inextricably linked to the teachings of connection theory, with the two concepts serving each other in a symbiotic relationship. Mindful communication not…

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Communicate More Mindfully Through Clear Intention

Mindful communication can create more intimacy in our relationships and deepen our levels of self-connection, but communicating wisely in every situation can be a challenge. One tool that…

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Connect To Others At Work Through Mindful Communication

Workplace interactions are often fraught with tension, commonly due to stress from overwork/undersleep, multi-tasking challenges, power dynamics, economic considerations, and social conflict between people who would prefer not…

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Boost Connection Through Lifelong Learning

In a keynote talk to thousands of employees of a leading and innovative customer relations firm, Tony Robbins boldly asserted: “To feel alive, you have to grow.”  He…

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Simplifying Connection Through The Gentle Art of Death Cleaning

Much of Connection Theory is about simplifying and streamlining your existence, so that we can more easily glide into a connected life rich with meaning. Many books have…

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Podcasts: Technology That Helps Cultivate Connection

Podcasts are one of the most accessible and effective technological tools to help us nurture connection in our busy daily lives. These free, easy-to-access audio recordings can help…

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In Praise of Slowing Down

One of the most fascinating and compelling books we’ve read on the importance of slowing down is Carl Honoré’s In Praise of Slow: Challenging the Cult of Speed.…

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How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds And What We Can Do About It

You know the feeling…the tidal pull from the pit of your stomach that urges you to peek at your smartphone every time you hear a notification roll in.…

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Do You Know and Live Your Values?

As a society, we constantly talk about our “values,” as if we as individuals (or we as a country) actually know what those values are. If you had…

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