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The Art of Living Closer, Together

Neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto firmly believes that human beings have a penchant to connect. Here he shares his important findings on loneliness and the barriers to developing deeper personal relationships. Giovanni was born and grew up in the southeast of Sicily. He studied science at University College London and received a Ph.D. from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. Author of Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Frazzetto is a research fellow at Trinity College...

Duration: 00:31:16

The Surprising Ways Architecture Can Improve Your Social Life, Featuring Karen Otis

Karen Otis has merged her two areas of expertise--architecture and sociology--in some interesting ways. She's pioneered a way to use architectural wisdom to help people build better lives form the ground up. Instead of reacting to what life throws at you, Karen teaches people how to "create" the life they want. In this episode, she applies the Architectural Method to designing a satisfying social life. Karen is an architect, life builder and author. She has an interesting educational...

Duration: 00:32:01

From Peers to Police: How to Foster Positive, Peaceful Relations, Featuring Dwayne

Have you ever felt like you were under-prepared for the relationships life forces you to navigate? Author Dwayne Bryant has developed social training for youth who want to strengthen their relationship skills, but many adults could benefit from this refreshing review of best social practices that many were never taught. Dwayne is the Founder and CEO of Inner Vision International, Inc., where he shares his credo of hard work, perseverance, integrity, and applied faith. He is the author of...

Duration: 00:27:12

Is Self Awareness the Key to a Good Social Life? Featuring Tasha Eurich

When friendships go south, it's easy to blame other people for your capsized social life. But is it really all about everyone else? Or, is it possible you're the one holding yourself back from being more popular? Self awareness expert, Tasha Eurich, helps us learn how to become more aware in our social interactions. Tasha Eurich is a organizational psychologist and leadership coach who has spent the last three years researching self-awareness, a quality which is proven to be critical to...

Duration: 00:25:24

Truth or Dare, Episode 24: How Do You Know If You're Strong Enough? Featuring Anne Grady

As a mother of a child with severe mental health challenges, Anne Grady was no stranger to hardship. But when 3 simultaneous tragedies struck--a tumor the size of an avocado, a scratched cornea requiring surgery, and a shattered leg bone--she discovered a skill worth sharing with others: resilience. Anne Grady is a speaker and author who helps build sustainable change in teams and organizations. Her work has been featured in places like Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, CNN, and Fox...

Duration: 00:28:30

Truth or Dare, Episode 23: How Bodies Talk, Featuring Mary Ann Karinch

Maryann Karinch is the author of 25 books, including How to Spot a Liar and The Body Language Handbook with Gregory Hartley. Among her audiences for human behavior training are corporate executives, code and law enforcement personnel, and psychology students. She is founder of The Rudy Agency, a literary agency based in Estes Park, Colorado. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:29:32

Truth or Dare, Episode 22: Why Risk Is Good For You, Featuring Bernadette Murphy

Bernadette Murphy is the author of 4 books, including the bestselling Zen and the Art of Knitting and most recently, the memoir, Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life. She served for six years as a weekly book critic for the Los Angeles Times. Her personal narratives and essays on literature have appeared in many publications including LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Magazine. Learn more about author and host,...

Duration: 00:30:09

Truth or Dare, Episode 21: Mental Illness and How It Impacts All of Us, Featuring Mark Rubinstein

Mark Rubinstein is a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in New York City. He's taught at New York Presbyterian Hospital and served as a clinical assistant professor at Cornell University’s medical school. He's written five medical self-help books includingThe Growing Years: A Guide to Your Child’s Emotional Development and has more recently turned to writing fiction as well. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:32:00

Truth or Dare, Episode 20: Anxiety, Attachment, and Healing From Social Wounds, Featuring Gregg Jantz

Dr.Gregg Jantz is a mental health expert who pioneered the idea of whole-person care over 30 years ago. He is the author of 35 books, including his latest, 7 Answers for Anxiety and he is a contributor to Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Dr.Jantz has also appeared as a behavioral-health expert on Dr.Phil, CNN, FOX, ABC, and CBS and been featured in the New York Post, Associated Press, Family Circle, and Women's Day among others. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond...

Duration: 00:20:45

Truth or Dare, Episode 19: The Secret of Being Loveable, Featuring Kelly Flanagan

Kelly Flanagan is a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as a father whose blog drew attention when he began writing letters to his children. Several of his posts have gone viral, including one he wrote from a makeup aisle that landed him and his 4-year old daughter on the TODAY show. He's authored a book, which released in May, called Loveable. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:25:31

Truth or Dare, Episode 18: The Magical, but Fallible Human Brain, Featuring Dean Burnett

Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist working as a lecturer and tutor for the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University and dabbles in stand-up comedy. He then began combining science and comedy to write humorous takes on topical science stories. This eventually resulted in a regular blog on the Guardian. His Brain Flapping blog there has over 13 million readers. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:33:14

Truth or Dare, Episode 17: A Simple Way to Get to Know People, Featuring Vickie Mullins

Vickie Mullins is the founder of Mullins Creative and Azure Eyes Publishing. She's the author of the 8-book series I Want You to Know Me and a sought after speaker. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:24:21

Truth or Dare, Episode 16: Lessons in Fighting Human Trafficking and Giving Courage, Featuring Justin Dillon

Justin Dillon is the creator of Made in a Free World and Slavery Footprint and the author of the new book, Selfish Plan to Change the World. He started his career as a musician but now devotes himself to helping people understand how they might accidentally be contributing to the exploitation of others. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at sarahcunningham.or

Duration: 00:33:44

Truth or Dare, Episode 15: How to Nurture and Maintain Connectedness with Your Children

Brian Housman is an author and parenting expert who has written 4 books, including his latest--Tech Savvy Parenting. He has lead student and parent programs from coast to coast as well as several international locations and has had the privilege of speaking at more than 200 conferences and churches, schools, and other organizations. He's appeared as a parenting expert on FOX, ABC, and NBC affiliates. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:29:21

Truth or Dare, Episode 14: The Secret to Being Beautiful? Kindness. Featuring Dr.Eva Ritvo.

Dr. Eva Ritvo is an author and psychiatrist with 25 years of neuroscience and psychiatry experience. She is the former vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the founder of Be Kindr. She is the author of the Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the co-author of The Beauty Prescription. Dr.Ritvo has appeared on the TODAY show and been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street...

Duration: 00:31:11

Truth or Dare, Episode 13: You Don't Have to Be Born Social to Be Social, Featuring Patrick King

Patrick King is a Social Interaction Specialist and Conversation Coach based in San Francisco, California. He's been featured in: GQ Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Men's Fitness, Inc., ATTN, Real Simple Magazine, and Creative Live. When he's not helping clients conquer the world, he's either fronting an 80′s cover band or training for his next 10k. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:33:04

Truth or Dare, Episode 12: Hacks for Handling Difficult Conversations and Fielding Feedback, Featuring Sheila Heen

Sheila Heen has been with the Harvard Negotiation Project for twenty years, teaching negotiation and difficult conversations at Harvard Law School and in Harvard's executive education programs. She is also CEO of Triad Consulting in Harvard Square and co-author of Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:30:19

ruth or Dare, Episode 11: Searching for Morality in a High Tech Age, Featuring Eden Collinsworth

Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was president of Arbor House Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine, Buzz, before becoming a vice president at Hearst Corporation. She is the founder of Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company, which specializes in intercultural communication and the author of I Stand Corrected and Behaving Badly. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond...

Duration: 00:28:57

Truth or Dare, Episode 10: Why You Don't Have to Carry Negative Experiences Around With You. Featuring James Pennebaker.

Dr. James Pennebaker is the Regents Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology. He and his students research group dynamics and natural language use. Dr.Pennebaker is also the author or editor of over 250 articles and 9 books, including Opening Up and The Secret Life of Pronouns. Learn more about author and host, Sarah Raymond Cunningham, at

Duration: 00:24:57

Truth or Dare, Episode 9: How Identity Plays Out Online. Featuring Dr.Ulrike Schultze

Dr. Ulrike Schultze is an associate professor in information technology at Southern Methodist University whose research explores the impact of information technology on work practices. She has studied the implications of social media technologies, specifically the virtual world Second Life, and how they impact identity. Her research has been published in many leading journals and she is also the senior editor of Journal of the Association of Information Systems. Learn more about author...

Duration: 00:29:14

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