In 2017 I had the painful realization that my social life had accidentally slipped mostly into fractured text conversations and watching my friends’ lives play out on social media. Like most people I knew, busy schedules and tight budgets made it hard to keep up with regular phone calls and in-person meetups. I felt overstimulated by technology, superficially connected, and I craved something deeper.
As an experiment, I wrote 30 letters in 30 days. At the end of the month, I was hooked. I felt mentally healthier than I had in years — reconnected to the tangible “real world" and noticeably closer to my favorite people. I started Nice because I realized how many other people were craving a similar change and looking for tools to help. I believe in the power of this timeless practice and want it to be an easy, accessible option for anyone seeking a healthy balance in our increasingly digital world. I hope it makes you feel good and brings you closer to the people you love.
Grace Lilly, Founder
• In the last 50 years, rates of loneliness have doubled in the United States
• For the first time in history, the average American adult now spends more time in front of screens each day than they do sleeping
• U.S. physicians warn that excessive social media use can cause depression and anxiety
• Maintaining quality relationships helps you live longer and feel happier