In last week’s blog post I gave a summary of the recent 81-page report by the U.S. Surgeon General on loneliness and social isolation. It was all about the problem. Today I’m going to summarize the solutions to loneliness offered in the report, followed by my brief comments about each
I recently read Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Social Isolation 2023. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community. A little long, but what an interesting and compelling title. It’s an 81-page report with 325 footnotes and references to research on this topic. The
A quote I heard this past week took me back to the time when our daughter was in college and the summer she toured with a Christian singing group, The Continentals. Jennifer was the pianist for the group that traveled the eastern part of the US and several countries overseas.
I’ve been reading and hearing more and more about the problem of loneliness many people are experiencing. For example, here’s what a listener to our You Were Made for This podcast recently wrote: “Now almost 40 years old, I’m so frustrated by the fact that I don’t have any real,
One relationship principle I’ve come to appreciate over time is the power of giving people the gift of hope when they have so little of it themselves. It’s when you burn brightly with hope for others when their own hope is but a dying ember. In several recent
Today’s episode is about how to help a friend using a model of deepening relationships I’ve talked about before. The ORA principle. You remember it, don’t you? O – Observe. R – Reflect. A -Act. ORA. I saw this model of relating on several different levels from the