Validation is crucial for building healthy relationships. This word encompasses the simple act of listening and understanding another person, which communicates that you “get” what they might be going through. In other words, validation is reflecting what another person might be … [Read more...] about What is validation and why do we need it in relationships?
In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the limitations of consent as a concept when applied to sexual engagements. We dove into senior research scholar and philosophy professor at Georgetown University Rebecca Kulka’s essay “Sex Talks” to explore how extending sexual … [Read more...] about Rethinking “consent” part II—offering a sexy gift
As coronavirus pandemic trudges onward to a backdrop of political antics, you may be finding yourself looking at the post-pandemic future as a time where happiness can be experienced again. But there’s a problem with deferring happiness to the future—after all, all we got is … [Read more...] about 5 Evidence-backed ways to feel happier in hard times
A meaningful conversation is the best way to build a connection with someone, but simply conjuring up such a conversation is not always easy—especially if you’re shy by nature. With that in mind, here are four ways to become a better conversationalist. Express genuine … [Read more...] about How to be a better conversationalist
What can we do when we feel lonely and utterly disconnected from the rest of the world? As it turns out, the antidote for loneliness is all around us. It’s in our homes, our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our schools, and our broader community. Decades of public health research … [Read more...] about Feeling lonely? Here are 3 doctor-approved ways to deal with loneliness