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Anthony Silard’s article in The Orlando Sentinel | Don’t become a ‘Zoombie’ during quarantine

Anthony Silard was published in The Orlando Sentinel. You can read the article here.

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How to Survive the Quarantine without Becoming a ‘Zoombie’

In the 2013 action film World War Z, Brad Pitt travels the world attempting to derail a zombie pandemic. Like many movies of yesteryear, there are zombies, with one slight change: they move fast as opposed to slow. Like the standard zombies, they are not very happy with their lot, walk around aimlessly, seem to […]

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COVID-19 is a Wake-up Call: Never Have We So Needed Each Other’s Kindness

A good friend of mine who is a professor at the Universitá del Piemonte 75 km west of Milan wrote to me recently about her experience with the nationwide quarantine in Italy: My family, friends, colleagues and I are all well but things are indeed quite difficult here, especially from a psychological point of view. […]

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A Mantra for Managing COVID-19: Don’t Panic, Adjust

One of my former clients was a basketball coach for over twenty years before he became the executive director of one of the largest youth organizations in Washington D.C. Managing a nonprofit with a multi-million-dollar budget without prior management experience is not easy. Each month in our coaching sessions, I listened to Kevin’s horror stories. […]

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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 in the past thirteen years to result in unprecedented social distancing. Let’s take a look at the first social-distancing threat, which appeared in 2007: the smartphone. First, the obvious needs stating: our phones are amazing. They offer some damn exciting options. This is why […]

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Check out Anthony Silard’s new Psychology Today article on moving through loneliness during the pandemic.

Check out Anthony Silard’s new Psychology Today article on moving through loneliness during the pandemic.

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The Emotional Causes of Our Fear of Coronavirus

As an educator and researcher of emotion and leadership, I’ve decided to apply an emotion lens to our fear of COVID-19 for two primary reasons. First, as anyone who saw Pixar’s Inside Out can tell you, fear is an emotion. In fact, it’s one of the five basic emotions (along with joy, anger, sadness and […]

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The Timing of COVID-19: Never Have We Been More Socially Delicate

We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis among teens and young adults. According to a Cigna study of over 10,000 American adults released in January, over three of every five Americans are currently lonely, the highest number in recorded history. Who are the loneliest in our society? In the US, it’s […]

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We’ve Got it All Wrong: The Fatal Global Error in Assessing COVID-19 that Will Cost Many Lives Unless We Correct It—Fast

I’m sure you’ve heard something along these lines many times in the past few weeks: “It’s really sad what’s happening in ______ (Italy; New York; US).” Basically, many of us consciously or subconsciously seek out a country or a region of our own country where the coronavirus is wreaking more damage than where we live, […]

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Lo Tenemos Todo Mal: El Error Global Fatal en la Evaluación de COVID-19 que Costará Muchas Vidas a Menos Que lo Corrijamos, Inmediatamente

Estoy seguro de que ha escuchado algo similar a estas líneas en las últimas semanas: “Es realmente triste lo que está sucediendo en ______ (Italia; Nueva York; EE. UU.)”. Básicamente, muchos de nosotros, consciente o inconscientemente, buscamos un país o una región de nuestro propio país donde el coronavirus está causando más daño que donde […]

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