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The Number One Ingredient to Live a Healthy Life

Is there a panacea for living a long, meaningful, healthy life? As it turns out, based on the convergence of numerous studies there is one factor for long-term well-being that consistently stands out above the others.  Research based on data from three longitudinal studies begun in the 1920s and 1930s (life events included the Great Depression […]

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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 Six

This is Part Six of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  So how can we manage social distance, especially when we wish to be closer than does the other person?  Desiring, Not Insisting  Desiring to be close to a friend, family member or intimate partner is OK—in fact, it’s a sublime representation of two inherent characteristics of ourselves we never […]

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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 Five

This is Part Five of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  “OK, I get it,” you may be thinking. “But why does this happen to me time and time again. I’m tired of feeling rejected.”   The Journey from Rejection to Acceptance  Remember that the opposite of rejection is acceptance. While rejection certainly stings, like acceptance it is part and parcel […]

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

This is Part Three of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  At any point in time, some of our friends desire to be closer to us and some wish for more distance. The irony of craving for less social distance from specific friends is that there are other friends who desire the same from us whom we routinely ignore.   […]

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

This is Part Two of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.  We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world,  and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.   — Robert Louis Stevenson   The next morning, as I was walking Alex to the school bus, I asked him, “Do you remember this past […]

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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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Check-out our latest video from The Art of Living Free series | Covid-19: The Second Social Distancing Threat to Our Way of Life in Thirteen Years

The coronavirus is the second threat to our way of life to result in unprecedented social distancing in the past thirteen years. The first, which appeared in 2007, is the smartphone. Watch Dr. Silard delve into this topic here.

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The Problem with Social Distancing

This article has been coauthored by the psychologist Mora Zaharya, who can be reached at www.tratamientosonline.com  Social distancing has become the new global norm to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Yet we must be careful with the words we use, as they have meanings that impact our emotions, thoughts and actions.   Social Distance is Not Emotional Distance  In actuality, what we […]

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