Forget About What Your Mother Said: Why Talking to Strangers is Good for You with Amy Morin MA and Kio Stark

Original Air Date Wednesday October 25, 2017

 

In this week’s episode you will learn about:

The emotional benefits of talking with strangers

How to teach stranger safety without evoking fear

Strategies to get over your hesitation of talking with strangers

Best places to start a conversation with a stranger

 

 

 

 

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and lecturer at Northeastern University. She’s the article of the international bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Her latest book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, focuses on raising mentally strong kids. She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time and her advice has been featured by media outlets across the globe ranging from MTV in Finland to CNN in Mexico. She’s a regular columnist for Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today and she serves as a parenting expert for VeryWell. More here

Kio Stark is a writer, researcher, and teacher. She’s the author of When Strangers Meet: How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You as well as the independent learning handbook Don’t Go Back to School and the novel Follow Me Down. She’s spoken at conferences and companies around the world, and recently gave a TED talk on why people should talk to strangers. More here

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