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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: 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

This is part two of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.   A work colleague from Pakistan once told me there are many well-heeled Pakistani women now who are able to hire one servant for each of their children. They often spend the day going to the spa, shopping, and having lunch with their […]

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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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