Forge
A publication from Medium on personal development.

Friendship

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As a busy parent, I longed for community. So I grabbed the biggest pot I could find and started stirring.

Right now, there’s a giant pot of curried squash soup on my kitchen stove and a sheet tray of tahini shortbread cookies in the oven. In about an hour, three families from my neighborhood will gather in my backyard at the long picnic table I bought with my last stimulus…

Digital distractions can get in the way of being fully present with the people we love. Here’s how to (politely) do something about it.

Are we ever exclusively in our friends’ company? Our phones are almost assuredly present and ready to interrupt us with a poorly timed notification. Who hasn’t seen a friend divert their attention, mid-conversation, to reflexively check their phone? …

People are much more than how they earn a paycheck

One of my favorite icebreakers is to ask a stranger to tell me the worst thing they’ve ever done. Most of the time my conversation partner is taken aback, stumped, or left profoundly uncomfortable as they mine the archives of their life searching for a suitable answer. It’s not so…

Forge

A publication from Medium on personal development.

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