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Do You Enjoy Your Phone or Feel Trapped by It?

About six years ago, a friend of mine was sitting in a restaurant with his wife in a small town in France and observed that almost everyone in the restaurant was looking at their smartphone. Then he noticed he and his wife were doing the same. When I told him I was writing a book on this subject, he […]

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Please Support Our Kenya Food Aid Program

In this time of COVID, there is an urgent need for food among low-income Kenyan families and we need your help. Please watch this video with information from Dr. Anthony Silard. https://youtu.be/Ye9PYPPIT3k The Center for Social Leadership has been working hard to raise funds for rural Kenyan families – especially single mothers, people with disabilities, […]

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Anthony Silard’s article in Psychology Today | Do You Enjoy Your Phone or Feel Trapped by It?

Psychology Today recently published Anthony Silard’s article, “Do You Enjoy Your Phone or Feel Trapped by It?” You can read it here.

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Is Your Phone Making You Lonelier?

Loneliness has skyrocketed over the past few years. According to a recent Cigna study, over 3 in 5 Americans are lonely. “Yes, but why,” you may be asking. Is it our phones and devices, or other societal changes, such as increasing economic, political and social discord and division?   It’s Not Just Our Phones  It’s difficult to isolate only […]

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Anthony Silard’s Article in Psychology Today | Is Your Phone Making You Lonelier?

Anthony Silard’s article was recently published in Psychology Today. You can read it here:

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Predicting the End of the Pandemic: Is it Better to Be an Optimist or Pessimist?

Opinions about when the pandemic will end are like mouths: everyone has one. Optimists predict a flattening of the curve and a workable vaccine within six months; pessimists forecast that we’ll be flattened by the curve and will never return to our pre-pandemic way of life.   So which is better? To be an optimist and […]

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Is It Healthier to Have a Positive or Negative Outlook During the Pandemic?

The million-dollar question running through the minds of most of us during the pandemic, often multiple times each day, is “When will it end?” I’ve joined Zoom group meetings with friends that focus singularly on this question. After a while, we grow weary of talking about it, yet it still occupies a large portion of our brains every day.   Miss […]

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5 Ways Excessive Technology Use is Harming Your Relationships— and What You Can Do About It

At this stage of our collective history, there seems to be consensus that the overuse of our phones and devices is causing our close relationships to atrophy. Yet many of us still do not understand how this is happening. In this article, I will attempt to shed light on how our excessive reliance on email, texting and other forms of text-based communication (IMs, […]

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Anthony Silard’s Latest in Psychology Today | 5 Ways Your Phone is Harming Your Relationships

Anthony Silard’s article was published in Psychology Today. You can read it here.

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Wish to Reclaim Your Well-Being in the Digital Age? Turn Off Your Notifications

One myth about the digital age is that we spend time on our phones because we enjoy them. The truth is that we spend time on our phones because we feel compelled to.  Notifications: Your Frequent Purveyor of Dopamine …   How can you transcend the dopamine-seeking behavior that keeps you touching your phone, on average, over […]

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