I was one of those people who was painfully shy as a child. I wanted friendship but I struggled to connect. I felt...different. I later found a way to make friends and acquaintances easy and even fun. But the road to true community and genuine intimacy was not a straight path.

Aristotle said that there are three types of friendships - friendships of utility, friendships of pleasure, and friendships of virtue. Somewhere along the way, I realized that many of my friendships and relationships were those of utility or pleasure. I had a lot of social contact but there was an emptiness and loneliness that wasn't filled. What I wanted was to have friendships of virtue. The ones where people saw you for who you truly were and loved you all the same. I wanted relationships that felt fulfilling and intimate, ones that helped me grow and thrive.

I set out on an extensive, hilarious, and often embarrassing path with this one mission in mind. But at the end of it all - I found some powerful techniques to find, connect, and grow with the people I wanted to and have the relationships I craved. Despite everything I've achieved in my career as a Vice President for a Fortune 500 company, an international rock climber, and an immigrant twice over, these relationships are my proudest achievement.

My mission now is to help you experience that kind of true connection in life whether it's in a romantic relationship, friendships, family, or with yourself. Go to my website on www.mojomint.com to read random trivia about me and please reach out to me at may@mojomint.com if you have questions or a story to share. I'm definitely curious about you.

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Combining Storytelling with Science. Communication & Connection Coach. Would love to hear from you!๐Ÿ’—may@mojomint.com ๐Ÿ’™ www.mojomint.com. Based in Boulder, CO.