Coping with Loneliness, WFH, and Building Community in the Age of AI

Coping with Loneliness, WFH, and Building Community in the Age of AI

Welcome to the "Coming Out Happy" podcast, where Keely, a seasoned somatic therapist, and Dani, a two-time published author and life coach, share profound insights on navigating life and relationships in the age of AI. This is where we share our podcast as a ‘highlight’ blog post, so let’s get into it!

Watch the full podcast below.

The Rise of AI and the Illusion of Connection:

In this episode, we dissect the multifaceted impact of AI in our lives. While the convenience of chatbots and social media connections persists, we emphasize the irreplaceable depth of genuine human connections. Dani offers insights into the prevalent loneliness epidemic, accentuated by individualism and further compounded during the pandemic.

The WFH Chronicles: Balancing Autonomy and Human Connection:

Our exploration extends to the realm of remote work, a paradigm that, while offering autonomy, conceals the isolating undercurrents. Drawing from her four-year stint as a remote worker, Dani shares her recent transition to a co-working space, shedding light on the unspoken challenges tied to WFH and the geographical dispersion prevalent across the United States.

Finding Community Locally:

Keely speaks about the crucial role of trust in the journey of creating meaningful connections. We advocate for a discerning evaluation of various social groups' consistency and intensity, emphasizing the delicate equilibrium between contributing to and benefiting from community dynamics.

Strategic Choices for Building Community:

Our discourse ventures into the strategic approaches of community building, unraveled through the lenses of introversion and extroversion. Dani and Keely offer unique perspectives— from introvert-friendly encounters to Keely's adept management of many multiple connections.

Conclusion: Nurturing the Fabric of Healthy Community:

As we draw this episode to a close, we speak about the universal relevance of community. We challenge our listeners to introspect, identify their social needs, and actively partake in building authentic connections.

With Gratitude,

Join us on this journey with us by subscribing to the "Coming Out Happy" Podcast. Have podcast suggestions or want us to speak in your organization about sustainable wellness? Connect with us at or send us an Instagram DM. Stay tuned for more profound discussions on relationships, self-discovery and being the leader of your life. Until next time, navigate life authentically and discover joy in the journey.


Dani & Keely

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