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Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis?

Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis?

Really good read from the NY Times. As a behavioral scientist who studies basic psychological needs, including the need for meaning, I am convinced that our nation’s suicide crisis is in part a crisis of meaninglessness. Fully addressing it will require an...

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How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

As I continue my research into loneliness I find more and more articles talking about social media. We need to make sure we don't have a knee-jerk reaction and just say all social media is bad. This article has a very balanced perspective. However, that changed a few...

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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

In my Loneliness research, the conversation on how Social Media might be affecting a new generation keeps coming up. Here is a great yet scary article. Just because we like social media does not mean it is good for us. Love to hear peoples thoughts on this. I’ve been...

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Research: Loneliness in the Church

Research: Loneliness in the Church

For my research in Loneliness I am posting 1 area in which we experience loneliness per week and see how people feel in each area. So far we have talked about: Loneliness in leadership Loneliness in mental health Loneliness in the workplace This week we are looking at...

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The Simple Cure for Loneliness | Baya Voce | TEDxSaltLakeCity

The Simple Cure for Loneliness | Baya Voce | TEDxSaltLakeCity

Really good talk on connection and Loneliness. Connection isn't created by the things we go get, it is created by the things we go back to. So my invitation to you is simple. Don’t due something new. Find something you're already doing with your friends, and families,...

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Do You Feel Lonely As A Leader? Study Says You’re Not Alone.

Do You Feel Lonely As A Leader? Study Says You’re Not Alone.

Interesting stats on loneliness as a leader. Worth the time to read. The authors cited survey findings that “half of CEOs report experiencing feelings of loneliness in their role, and of this group, 61 percent believe it hinders their performance. First-time CEOs are...

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Research: Loneliness in the Church

Research: Loneliness in the Workplace

For my research in Loneliness I am posting 1 area in which we experience loneliness per week and see how people feel in each area. So far we have talked about: Loneliness in leadership Loneliness in leadership This week we are looking at loneliness in the workplace....

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Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

Great Ted talk. Well worth the time to watch. I am NOT saying we all need to quit social media. I do think we need to engage in social media carefully and not just with indifference. ... constant exports from your friends constant curated, positive portrayals  of...

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Research: Loneliness in the Church

Research: Loneliness in Mental Illness

For my research in Loneliness I am going to post 1 area in which we experience loneliness per week and see how people feel in each area. Love to hear any thoughts, quotes, books etc Last week I asked about Loneliness in leadership and I heard from leaders across the...

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Research: Loneliness in the Church

Advice: creating a survey about Loneliness.

I am in the process of creating a survey looking at Loneliness and trying to make sure I ask the right questions. Would you mind reading the draft survey below and let me know what I am missing? Any thing I should take out? Any thoughts? I am NOT asking you to do the...

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