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From Theme to Depth: Developing Friendships in the Digital Age

This is part six of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    Jenna, a nurse in Seattle in her early thirties, shared with me how she met her boyfriend in my new book Screened In: The Art of Living Free in the Digital Age:  I went on a date with a man who, upon first […]

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Online Dating: Convenience Over Quality?

This is part five of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    Many people meet their soulmate online. Yet how do you use a dating app such as Tinder, Bumble or Match? Are you simultaneously engaging in chats with dozens of eligible partners as a means of escaping the real world, or—noting recent research […]

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Online Dating: Does It Really Work?

This is part four of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    You can say a lot of things about dating in the Digital Age, but one thing is certain: putting yourself out there to meet that special someone is more “convenient” now. When you are cycling through hundreds of possible mates on Tinder, […]

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Our Lives Have Become Conveniently Lonely

This is part three of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    You can make the decision today to question what and how you consume from the digital spigot. You can have a heart-to-heart with yourself about what you truly enjoy, and whether the easily accessed digital options are a sufficient substitute.  Do What […]

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Our Conveniently Lonely Lives | Psychology Today

Convenience and the maximizing of individual preferences are quite alluring. Read more from Dr. Silard’s recently published article in Psychology Today here.

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The Loneliness of Convenience | Psychology Today

Understand how the pursuit of convenience could increase your loneliness. Read Dr. Silard’s latest article published in Psychology Today, here.

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Transforming Rejection

Can you remember the enduring pain of being ostracized from a social group as a teenager? I certainly can.  Don’t Let Rejection Define You  I remember as vividly as if it were yesterday the day that Charles, who I thought was my best friend when I was a senior in high school in Washington, DC, […]

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Transforming Rejection | Psychology Today

Can you see rejection as a gift? Learning to do so could be a life changer. Check out Dr. Anthony Silard’s latest article in Psychology Today here.

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How to Focus on Relationships in the Age of Distraction

This is Part Nine of a nine-part series published over nine consecutive weeks.  The cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham notes, “One of the most stubborn, persistent [aspects] of the mind is that when you do two things at once, you don’t do either one as well as when you do them one at a time.” It is […]

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How to Focus on Relationships in the Age of Distraction | Psychology Today

Anthony Silard’s most recent article in Psychology Today has some great advice on nurturing more meaningful relationships in your life. Read more here.

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