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

Anthony Silard’s latest in Psychology Today provides healthy insight on how to achieve a healthy balance in relationships. Read more here.

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

A User’s Guide to Managing Social Distance This is Part Seven of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.   “What if another kid is being mean?” Alex continued.   “Then avoid them,” I answered. “You don’t have time to be around people who are mean to you. There are too many people who love you, like your Mommy and Chloe […]

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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 Two

A user’s guide to managing social distance: Part two of Dr. Anthony Silard’s series in Psychology Today. Read more here.

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

This is Part One of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  This past weekend, my son Alex had his first sleepover. A new friend from his elementary school, Chris, spent a good part of the weekend playing with him and his younger sister, Chloe; well, mostly with him, as they both did their best to avoid […]

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When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do

Have you ever felt that you pushed a relationship too far? Dr. Silard’s latest in Psychology Today has some great insight for you. Read more here.

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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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