Category: Culture

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal....

/ October 17, 2014

The Controversy Over My Cutoff Essay

Update: Please read Shining Light on Internet Rage. There’s also now: How to Respond to Internet Rage (Observer) and Here’s How We Can Change Online Commenting Once and for All (Observer). Original Post: I’ve posted a brief response to the...

/ May 17, 2014
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You’ve got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Welcome: More recent pieces are How Our Success is Ruining Seattle and Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze. Also, summary of the media coverage from the original post. The gender imbalance in San Francisco is so bad...

/ May 12, 2014

Breakups and Cutoff Culture

Cutting off  exes not only hurts our former partners but limits our own growth as well. Most of us don’t blink when a friend says they’ve cut off an ex. But if you’ve ever been cut off by someone you...

/ January 11, 2014

Shining Light on Cutoff Culture

[fancy_header3 variation=”blue” textColor=”#000000″]Cutting off exes not only hurts our former partners but limits our own growth as well.[/fancy_header3] Most of us don’t blink when a friend says they’ve cut off an ex. But if you’ve ever been cut off by...

/ November 6, 2013