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Online Connections During a Pandemic

 

How about some good news to start off your Monday?

The New York Times reports, in a new piece about meeting new people from a distance, what our community has long known:

The questions that are at the heart of Living Room Conversations are magic.

Here’s a snippet from the article that prominently features Living Room Conversations:

“Determined to help her family and friends experience deeper connections, Ms. Harrison hosted a Living Room Conversation on “Technology and Relationships” and called the experience “magical.” “Everyone left saying, ‘OMG, I have not been able to have these kinds of conversations’,” she said. They appreciate having found a place “where people can express themselves and listen to others without any agenda.”

There’s a science to that “magic,” Dr. [Arthur] Aron [psychology professor at Stony Brook University] said. “When you have questions that encourage responsiveness, it creates an opportunity to show you care, and lots of research shows that feeling you’re being heard is key to creating closeness.”

READ the full piece HERE.

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JOIN a conversation HERE.

Thanks for everything you do to bring more people into the conversation movement.

– The Living Room Conversations Team