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Our Shared Loneliness  

A friend of mine lives in Healdsburg, a beautiful town in Northern California. A few years ago, David invited his aunt and uncle (in their mid-sixties) and his aunt’s mother (in her mid-eighties) over for Thanksgiving.  How Our Screens Divide Us  David’s uncle and aunt sat on the sofa and immediately turned on their iPads. […]

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How We Became Lonely, Disconnected and Brainwashed

This is part two of a three-part series published over three consecutive weeks. Beware of false knowledge;it is more dangerous than ignorance. — George Bernard Shaw People are tiring of the social media model. It is for this reason that the bipartisanship-inducing effects of social media have led to fatigue with this platform as a […]

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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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Breaking Addiction to Heal True Connections

This is Part Eight of a nine-part series published over nine consecutive weeks.  Herein lies an important reminder about addiction: All addictions are to something external to you.   If you want to kick any addiction— including one (or many) mediated by your phone or laptop, such as porn, gambling, or seeking Mr. or Ms. Right—the […]

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How to Reduce Time Online and Develop Strong Relationships

This is Part Seven of a nine-part series published over nine consecutive weeks.  So set up your daily Online Entry Points (OEPs) and you’re all set, right? If only.  Starting Strong and Finishing Weak  Despite their initial practicality and usefulness, many OEPs subsequently lead to Digital Drift. They begin strong (in terms of their alignment […]

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Changing Behavior When Cold Turkey isn’t an Option

This is Part Six of a nine-part series published over nine consecutive weeks.  How does the cognitive miser phenomenon relate to digitally mediated addictions? Let’s take a look.  Cold Turkey Not an Option  Addiction to any activity (e.g., gaming, porn, gambling, shopping … name your poison) now easily accessed on the Internet is different from […]

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How to Choose the Real and Now Over the Online Cravings | Psychology Today

Rethinking our intentions online creates much more joy and satisfaction offline. Read Dr. Silard’s latest in Psychology Today, here.

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How to Limit the Time You Spend Online

Do you feel there is too much computer in your life? Anthony Silard’s latest in Psychology Today can help. Read part 2 in a “success without surrender” series, 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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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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