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How Social Media Exploits Our Loneliness to Create Its Own Demand

Imagine you are sitting home alone (not so difficult to imagine these days, considering over 3 in 5 Americans were lonely even before the pandemic) and have some time on your hands. What will you do with your free time? Call a friend? Read a book? If you’re like most people these days, you may be […]

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Overcoming Rejection

Whether it’s a friend not returning our call, being broken up with or being pulled off an important project, each of us has experienced rejection and we are very aware that it hurts.  A series of experiments led by social psychologists Jean Twenge of San Diego State University and Roy Baumeister of Florida State University found that even a brief experience […]

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Don’t Let Someone Else’s Loneliness Spoil Your Own

Take a look at my new article in Psychology Today here!

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How Will You Reconnect with Others in Our Post-Pandemic Society?

“How can you advise me to spend less time looking at my screens?” more than a few people have asked me after seeing the title of my book, Screened In: The Art of Living Free in the Digital Age. “During the pandemic, my screens are all I have to connect with others.”   Feeling Stressed? Connect  Actually, […]

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Is Life a Solo Journey? Part Four

This is Part Four of a four-part series published over four consecutive weeks.  So, no, life is not a solo journey. Instead, it’s a balance of togetherness and separateness. If you’re still not a believer, consider what happens if we take the phrase “solo journey” literally. Try spending all of your time alone and see […]

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Is Life a Solo Journey? Finding Growth

Take a look at Anthony Silard’s latest in Psychology Today, here!

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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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Is Life a Solo Journey? Part 2

This is Part Two of a four-part series published over four consecutive weeks. Back in early December of last year, my wife, our kids, and I all had Covid-19. Not a fun experience. On my fourth day after testing positive, I remember thinking about how it was either going to improve or deteriorate in the […]

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