Changing our online experience will happen as quickly as we see that the desire to be loved is fulfilled in the act of loving.
In this digital age, a life of rich, nourishing relationships isn’t only about what you say ‘yes’ to. It’s increasingly about what you say ‘no’ to.
The miracle of living in our time is that we don't have to be just patients. With love as the drive and digital technology as the power, we and our loved ones can be true partners in our collective health and well-being.
The world we inhabit can be made better if we think and write ideas that we feel deeply about, share them authentically, and choose to stand by them in good conscience.
There is hope for us who swim in the social media sea . . . It can be beautiful and enlightening, challenging and painful to swim deep with another person. But for those willing to go, it’s the adventure of a lifetime.
For kids in classrooms and adults in a vast online world, learning and social relationships are inextricably connected.
Being friends in the deepest sense is to see, do, and feel with others; to work, accomplish and become something new together.
What makes any moment matter, including reaching the highest peaks and grandest vistas, is seeing the paths we walked together and how we shaped each other along the way.
Maybe the tools of today do make it easier. In the flow of life, in the easy moments when our hearts are open, the letters come. Often brief. Incredibly present. Fresh from the hands of the one who clicks “send.”
We all benefit from choosing to be vulnerable and authentic. As we share real bits of ourselves here and there online, we not only increase in self-confidence, but we uplift one another and create more connected, meaningful communities.
Choosing to embrace digital technology is not just about staying current on tech trends. It's about staying connected to a generation that needs us.
In one way or another, we all live what psychologists call a “divided life.” And for many of us, nowhere is that phenomenon more strikingly apparent than in the way we interact online.
When we are face to face, looking into people's eyes, seeing them as real, it’s impossible to “hold onto” who we are. We feel a call to acknowledge and support them in their uniqueness. And when we do, we let go of ourselves.
Compared with the world of our ancestors, is our digital life devoid of real connections, real delight, real love? The Robert E. Kelly phenomenon says no.
Sure, I generally see life in a positive light. But my occasional, stressful experiences seem to easily affect the way I feel about it and the way I share it online. It’s time to embrace a new way of thinking.
"We’ve turned social media into a competitive individual sport. But when it comes to how we treat our family and friends, do we want to win at the expense of them losing?"