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03/07/2014 05:52 pm ET | Updated Mar 10, 2014

WATCH: How Unplugging Can Help You Reconnect With Your Family

With of the National Day of Unplugging on the horizon, HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani sat down with a few digital detox veterans to discuss how valuable going tech-free can be. While the prospect can seem intimidating, unplugging for just a day can be a profound experience.

"Family is one of the most important reasons to do it," said HuffPost executive lifestyle editor Lori Leibovich. "In order to really pay attention to the people that are around us and really pay attention to ourselves, technology has to be taken away."

Filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain agreed, and said that her family's digital detox experience was a powerful one.

"It was so profound when we unplugged that we have done it weekly every week since," she said. "It's the best thing I've ever done for myself and for my family."

To hear more about the benefits of unplugging, watch the full HuffPost live conversation in the video above.

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