Tag: intimacy

Kat Vellos

The Components of Healthy Friendships

SEASON 3: EPISODE 8 | February 16, 2021 The Components of Healthy Friendships with Kat Vellos Kat Vellos is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic of friendships.  Intimate friends share each other’s experiences and in some ways, they inhabit each other’s lives. They often have similar viewpoints and values, and they may share…
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Our Reflections

SEASON 4: EPISODE 1 | August 24, 2021 Our Reflections with Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden We are kicking off season four with a conversation between our co-founders, Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden. As Someone To Tell It To approaches it’s 10-year anniversary this coming January, Michael and Tom reflect on how the mission began,…
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Craving Connection

SEASON 4: EPISODE 6 | November 3, 2021 Craving Connection with Jed and Sophia Lazar We play a game in this very special episode – during our conversation with Jed and Sophia Lazar, curators of the game COZY JUICY REAL. It was a lot of fun, but also serious and intimate, deep and vulnerable. That’s…
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The Way of Understanding

This is a powerful commentary from the New York Times today.  David Brooks has articulated very profoundly – in “Stairway to Wisdom” what it really takes to understand one another.  It truly is walking alongside someone, through the good and the bad, the joyous and the sad.  It is being willing to be vulnerable with others…
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The Need To Be Heard

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.      Miles Franklin We all have it, this need.  We all need to be heard, to know that we matter, to believe that others are listening and are aware of our lives.  If life’s meaning, ultimately, is about the relationships we…
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For the Want of Intimacy

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.      Helen Keller In a recent New Republic article – “The Lethality of Loneliness” – , science editor Judith Shulevitz wrote about the work of German psychiatrist Frieda Fromm-Reichmann.   In the late 1950’s, Fromm-Reichmann: … figured that loneliness lay at the heart of…
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There Comes a Time

There comes a time in all our lives when we must prepare for death. When we become old, get seriously ill, or are in great danger, we can’t be preoccupied simply with the question of how to get better unless “getting better” means moving on to a life beyond our death. In our culture, which…
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Vulnerability, the Secret to Intimacy

Take a look at this insightful article – Vulnerability, the Secret to Intimacy – by professor and researcher Brené Brown, who writes about how being vulnerable is the key to us creating deeper, more intimate relationships.  Professor Brown states clearly how the more we are open with others, the more we find fulfillment, longevity, affection…
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