A Midlife Conversation

Janna Lopez is the author of the new book, Me, My Selfie & Eye – A Midlife Conversation About Lost Identity, Grief & Seeing Who You Are. Janna was a successful magazine publisher for nearly a decade, and a communications consultant for over 25 years, serving small businesses, non-profits, and multi-million dollar companies. Her life’s work has revolved around the art of expression through words and images. Janna lives in Portland, Oregon, as a hobby teaches classes on sipping tequila, and now speaks about midlife transitions at conferences, teaches workshops, and offers one-on-one midlife coaching.

Ways of Being in the Digital World

Obviously, each of us exists in three-dimensional, physical space. But, as a constellation of everyday digital phenomena rewires our lives, we are increasingly coaxed into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless communication, instant information, and global connection. Laurence Scott is author of the new book, The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World. His essays and criticism have appeared in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the London Review of Books, among other publications.

Stop Being Lonely

Kira Asatryan is the author of the new book, Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships. On the surface in our 24/7 world of social media, it would seem that loneliness wouldn’t be a problem, but the statistics say something entirely different. It’s not a lack of people in our lives, it is a lack of feeling that speaks to the heart of this new loneliness. Kira is a popular blogger on Psychology Today and other sites.