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

Self-Connection as the Path to Well-Being

Connection Theory is the idea that by focusing on cultivating connection (rather than happiness, mindfulness, resilience or any other single concept), we naturally build lives rich with meaning…

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Connected Listening: Can You Hear Me Now?

In these politically polarizing times, many people around the world are feeling even more disconnected from each other. Even worse, many of us have totally stopped trying to…

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Using the Past to Reconnect in the Present

With the constant competition for our attention in the present, it’s often difficult to find time to reflect on the past. Even people who journal regularly about daily…

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What Motivates You?

One of the most gratifying things about authentic self-connection is gaining a better understanding of who you are, what matters to you, and how you like or don’t…

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How Do We Experience Connection to Work?

Did you know that most of us will spend about one-third of our lives working? That’s 90,000 hours on average. Yet too often, people treat work as a…

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What Does Self-Connection Feel Like?

Connection — in the sense that we use the word — is an intuitive idea that’s surprisingly tricky to define. It’s not the same as happiness, it’s something.…

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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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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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