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The Benefits of Diversifying Your Social Portfolio

“Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things.” Paulo Coelho. Mounting evidence shows that tending to our friendships matters as much to...

A Cure for Catastrophizing

“There were many terrible things in my life and most of them never happened.” — Michael Montaigne “Everything is ruined:” Catastrophizing is the tendency to...

Take Control of the Story You Tell About Yourself

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Joan Didion We are story-telling creatures. They help us make sense of the world and our place...

5 Ways to Make January Just a Little Bit Better

What is people’s least favorite month of the year? You guessed it. January. More than any other time of year, people dread it. Short chilly days coupled...

Goblin Mode: The Antidote for Perfectionism

So the Word of the Year is goblin mode. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the selection is “a word or expression reflecting the ethos, mood, or...


Why would we want to deprive a child of the occasional uncomfortable experience at another family’s house-even one that might conflict w/our values?Isn’t an understanding of human differences a bulwark against frailty & narcissism? ⁦@ErikaChristakis⁩ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/parents-saying-no-sleepovers-tiktok-controversy/672821/

As I read these studies, I couldn’t help but think about how we are telling the story of COVID-19. Are we promoting narratives that emphasize trauma or growth? Recognizing what we have learned alongside how much we have lost is worthwhile. https://drsamanthaboardman.substack.com/p/take-control-of-the-story-you-tell

Parents are spending twice as much time w/ their kids as previous generations: Survey.

Aside from kid-impact, it impacts adults, too, crowding out other friendships, which we need!



Spending time with close friends and family is great but research from @PNASNews suggests we should also make time for strangers, colleagues, and acquaintances.
The more diverse our social portfolio, the happier we are and the higher our wellbeing.