The Art of Comforting

We live in an increasingly “virtual” world in which it can be tempting to skip making that true, human connection with someone in pain. Even though our thoughts might be with them, we lack the confidence to reach out, worrying that we will say or do the “wrong” thing.

400 Friends and No One to Call

We can be well connected, with 400 friends on Facebook and still have no one to count on. Ironically, despite social media, social isolation is a growing epidemic in the United States. The National Science Foundation recently reported that the number of Americans with no close friends has tripled since 1985.

Awards & Recognition

Coalition of Visionary Resources Book Award, First Runner Up, Self-help Category, 2011

Recommended by the Boston Public Health Commission in their Guide for Survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing