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When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do | Part Six

This is Part Six of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  So how can we manage social distance, especially when we wish to be closer than does the other person?  Desiring, Not Insisting  Desiring to be close to a friend, family member or intimate partner is OK—in fact, it’s a sublime representation of two inherent characteristics of ourselves we never […]

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When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do | Part Six

Learning grace can help us find balance within our desire for social connection. Read more from Anthony Silard’s latest article in Psychology Today, here.

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When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do | Part Four

This is Part Four of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.   A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.  — Elbert Hubbard  One morning about five years ago, I called my wife. She was visiting her family in central Mexico with our two children. She had been there for the previous two weeks. […]

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When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do | Part Three

This is Part Three of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  At any point in time, some of our friends desire to be closer to us and some wish for more distance. The irony of craving for less social distance from specific friends is that there are other friends who desire the same from us whom we routinely ignore.   […]

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When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do | Part Two

This is Part Two of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world,  and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.   — Robert Louis Stevenson   The next morning, as I was walking Alex to the school bus, I asked him, “Do you remember this past […]

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Do We Enjoy Our Phones or Feel Trapped by Them? Part 1

Our new video from The Art of Living Free series! Watch here.

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Is Life a Solo Journey? Part Three

This is Part Three of a four-part series published over four consecutive weeks.  So how can we go forward in life’s challenging moments? As I advised my friend who has been grieving his wife, we can acknowledge that romantic or companionate love is only one of love’s many forms. In line with the Zimbabwean proverb “If you […]

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Is Life a Solo Journey? Part Three

It is entirely within your power to rediscover the love that is inside of you and find new ways to express it to others. A beautiful and poignant read from Dr. Anthony Silard in Psychology Today. Read more here.

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The Personal Test We Each Must Rise to During the Pandemic: Thinking for Ourselves, Part 1

Do you consume the media or does it consume you? Join Anthony Silard in exploring this topic here.

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Does Selfishness or Selflessness Reign Supreme in America?

Dating back to the classic book Democracy in America written by the French political scientist who came to the US in 1831 to study the prison system and instead studied American society, the US cultural belief in the predominance of self-interest has been questioned. As Alexis de Tocqueville observed:  The Americans … are fond of explaining almost all […]

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