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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

I went for a walk this morning in a nearby park and ended up in a lively conversation with an 87-year-old man who was walking his Shih Tzu. Alan talked at length about Marcy, who had entered his life six months ago after his previous dog had passed.  Keeping It Real  About ten minutes into […]

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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? 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 One

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with John, a friend of mine in California in his mid-60s who is grieving the loss of his wife from cancer. John was struggling to manage his grief, not an easy task at any time, and especially not during the social isolation of the pandemic. He told me […]

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At the end of the day, do we really travel through this world alone?

Read more about Anthony Silard’s latest article in Psychology Today, here.

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Dr. Anthony Silard explores what you can do to establish more robust relationships in your life, after a year of distancing.

Our new video on 5 Ways Excessive Technology is Harming Your Relationships, Part 3 Watch here.

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5 Ways Excessive Technology Use is Harming Your Relationships

5 Ways Excessive Technology Use is Harming Your Relationships, Part 2, is part of The Art of Living Free series. Dr. Silard shares about the negative impact our smartphones have on our relationships, and what we can do about it. Watch here! Read More
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Developing the Relationships We Need to Make it Through the Pandemic

Relationships are under siege. Loneliness is skyrocketing to record proportions. Over 3 in 5 Americans were lonely in January of last year, before the pandemic and its accompanying lockdowns turned our attempts to create any semblance of a social life upside down.   Also before the quarantines, our average number of close friends whom we could talk with about […]

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