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Digital Detox

Here's One Big Sign It's Time To Reevaluate Your Relationship With Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Do you keep your mobile phone with you all the time? With so many ways to stay connected, procrastinate and distract yourself, it’s important to tak...

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

The 6 Secrets of Agile Marketers

Lisa Nirell | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Lisa Nirell

While world events swirl around us, the pressure to perform doesn't stop. As marketing leaders, we are expected to continue to deliver meaningful, measurable results to the C-suite.

7 Ways To Actually Relax On Your Next Vacation

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's vacation season and the time of year to step away from work to recharge and refresh. Sadly, many people don't take all the vacation days they earn. Others who take vacation end up working during their time off which defeats the purpose entirely.

The Yard Sale

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

As a marketer paid to unravel the mysteries of why brands supply a consumer need, it's even more critical that I connect to my fellow man. All the research reports in the world can't pass on the knowledge inherent in simple conversation.

If Meditation Is Supposed to Quiet Your Mind, Why Is it So Noisy in Here?

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jodi B. Katzman

If we schedule time to go to the gym for physical health and fitness, why not do the same for a mental workout to maintain fitness of mind and spirit? So I found a quiet pool in a corner of my world and jumped into the deep end, head first (pun intended).

The Third Metric: Managing Techno-Stress at Work

Allison Heaps | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Heaps

Building a gym and yoga studio, a common guise for companies claiming they support wellness programs is not enough. As most cynics argue, it would be nice to "step away" in theory, but will you have a job when you return?

Why You Should Sign Off Social Media And Enjoy 'The Brief Time' You Have Left

The Washington Post | Caitlin Dewey | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

Alain de Botton is a beloved (and prolific) pop philosopher, with a shelf-full of books and two very popular TED talks to his name. So when the Swiss-...

The Sonogram of My Soul

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jodi B. Katzman

Being present in the work world was but one part of my identity. We, as human beings, represent a sum of all our parts: professional, personal, family. Every facet of our lives exists within ourselves, not as separate entities, and it all can mesh.

Online on Vacation

Elevate Destinations | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Vacations have long been marketed as a time to connect. But if everyone -- from honeymooners to families -- is now importing their "connections" in the form of being online while they travel, what is today's experience of vacation about?

The Future, With Our Machines and Ourselves

Elizabeth Golluscio | Posted 07.13.2014 | Technology
Elizabeth Golluscio

Which future will we shape for ourselves, with both our great machines, and our great inward journey?

How Our Connectivity Is Influencing Our Real-Life Connections

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

At the end of your days, your Facebook friends won't fill the room at your funeral. The ones who do arrive won't commend your text messaging speed or ability to Instagram perfectly filtered photos.

Arianna Huffington and My Forced Digital Detox

Barbara Biziou | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

It's amazing how creative you get without relying on your phone. Yes, there were times when I felt a moment's panic. Looking back over this time, I realize that I actually experienced and enjoyed JOMO (joy of missing out).

Why Our 24/7 Connected Society Is Driving Us Farther Apart

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Steinbrecher

Part of self-care is, of course, relieving the burden of stress. So give it a try and unplug. Your health may reward you handsomely, and, you just may discover an added benefit -- more of that rare and precious gift the French refer to as "joie de vivre."

'Sharing' to Share

Bobby Steggert | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Bobby Steggert

What I know about my own personal relationship to the screen in my pocket is that I grew dependent, not on the access to information or the potential for connection, but to the very empty promise of validation. I chose to use my various accounts as a chance to display and impress.

What A Vacation From Facebook Can Teach You About Life

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Rasmussen

I think most of us tend to go through life thinking that other people have it so much better than we do and Facebook makes it easy to keep that theory alive. Taking this vacation from Facebook helped me decide to give up on the idea that my life as a whole will be perfect in every aspect. This has allowed me to be a much happier version of myself.

There Is Absolutely A Point To Unplugging

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

It's my belief that the point of "unplugging movement" isn't to completely tear us away from our devices -- in fact, it's quite the opposite. The point of disconnecting from our devices and reconnecting to the world around us is to remind us that there is a world outside of our screens -- and as a result, there's a way to come back to them and use them in a more mindful manner.

I Teach Social Media Courses and I Don't Own a Smartphone -- Here's 3 Reasons Why

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

I've almost enlisted in the zombie army before. I periodically read tech reviews, consider networks, compare prices, play with demo devices at stores. I tell myself: "I will buy this smartphone tomorrow. Or maybe next week." But I never do.

How to Bring Presence to Our Modern, Digitized World

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Presence is a state of being that invites us to link a wide range of differentiated aspects of our lives into a harmonious and ever-emerging whole. Presence permits integration to unfold. And integration is at the heart of well-being, even at the level of our cellular functions.

I Unplugged For 24 Hours -- And I Wish It Had Lasted Longer

Alena Hall | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

I had set out on this detox mission to do the things I rarely found time to do, but it didn't occur to me until these last few minutes to do nothing. So I took this little bit of time to be with myself, and experience living in the most idle of moments.

The Age of Forgetfulness

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

In January of 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. Email. iPod. Internet communicator. It was power in the palm of your hand. The...

WATCH: How Unplugging Can Help You Reconnect With Your Family

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

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 discu...

I Turned My Smartphone Off For 72 Hours and the World Didn't Explode

Tammy Kahn Fennell | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Kahn Fennell

I discussed with my husband, and we decided to book a trip to New Hampshire to one of those really old hotels (think The Shining without the murders). I figured what better place to unplug than a hotel that had people visiting quite happily and tech-free for almost 125 years.

A Digital Detox Can Change Your Life. Here's What To Know Before You Do It.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Let’s face it: we don't always have the healthiest relationship with technology. From endlessly scanning social media sites to incessantly checking ...

Here's Convincing Photographic Proof That Unplugging Can Enhance Every Aspect Of Your Life

Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living

A growing body of research -- and plenty of anecdotal evidence -- suggests that excessive use of technology can take a serious toll on our physical he...