Creating Meaningful Connections: How We Stand In Our Own Way, and What To Do About It

While individual humans are made up of individual qualities, there is one quality that we all share – our desire to connect with other human beings in a real and meaningful way. We desire to be know. To be seen. And to be accepted. We are both made to form meaningful connections with others and made through the forming of meaningful connections with others. Connection is at the core of who we are and who we hope to be.

We all want it. We all crave it. But we aren’t always good at acknowledging and responding to that desire. Some of us struggle to form connections because we don’t think we need to, while others of us struggle because we don’t think we have the ability to.

Both, are fundamentally untrue. Continue reading “Creating Meaningful Connections: How We Stand In Our Own Way, and What To Do About It”

Five Things

Dear Readers,

Your outpouring of love, support, and solidarity this week means so much. So. Much.

Thank you.

1. I took a chance on Tuesday and decided to get real. I decided to go for vulnerability. I decided that the hard parts of my story were just as important to share (maybe more?) than the easy. To say that Mike and I were blown away by the response is the world’s greatest understatement. We were stunned. Thank you. Thank you to everyone who took the time to text, call, comment on this blog or on Facebook, or reached out in one of the many other ways that you did. We’ve found our tribe. We’ve been loved. And we are so, so grateful.

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