Human Connection

Overcoming Back-to-School Social Anxiety in the Social Media Age

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

What happens when the tools that are supposed to connect us end up segregating us and making us feel excluded? The overuse of social media and the subsequent underuse of real-world skills has resulted in difficulty for many to socialize meaningfully -- leading to feelings of loneliness, social anxiety and depression.

New York City Is a Kinder Place Than You Think

Marco Pasqua | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Marco Pasqua

Social media digitally connects us to the world's latest news and trends. All of this is convenient, but I believe it comes at a cost -- the loss of what I like to call "the human connection." Recently, I went on a trip with my wife and in-laws and discovered that the human connection does still exist, and to my surprise it was where I least expected it... New York City.

Hiding Behind a 'Perfect' Online Life Stops Us From Connecting Offline

Erica Berman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

Those lucky folks who seem to coast through life without anything ever going wrong? Believe me, they are few and far between. Having problems is normal, not having them is far more unusual! Here's the thing, it's generally only when we reveal our true selves that we can fully connect and establish true intimacy with others.

It's All About Relationships

Collette Gee | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

Everything is about relationships! However, not every relationship is the same. Relationships are the foundations of our existence, and no matter what your mission in life is, we should focus on creating and sustaining relationships because relationships improve all aspects of our lives.

Thousands of Texts, But No Connection

Hessie Jones | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Living
Hessie Jones

The pervasiveness of email, text and chat has made it easy for every one of us to find a multitude of channels to communicate over great distances. We've grown dependent on these media but it has also moved us one step further away from human contact. We've lost all context and connections with our friends and families because we've insulated ourselves in these devices.

The Lazy Susan Cell Phone Experiment

Jessica Stam | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada
Jessica Stam

The next time you are sitting down to dinner, politely request that everyone turn off their phones and put them in the middle of the table in a big bowl. Some people will belittle this experiment -- but don't listen -- they are afraid of unobstructed conversation.