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A Travel Blogger Takes the Unplugging Challenge

Robert Schrader | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Robert Schrader

The good news? I achieved my goal and stayed offline for the entire time I was on Indian soil. The better news? The benefits of unplugging from the Internet for the first time in almost five years were greater than I could've ever imagined.

The Challenges and Joys of Unplugging Your Smartphone

New Harbinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

Choosing to temporarily turn off our devices disconnects us from our habits of overstimulation, which for some has become a powerful addiction that consumes waking hours and distracts us from being involved in whatever is happening in the present moment.

Connecting: As Easy As Turning Off Your Phone

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

How often do you check your email while ignoring the person next to you? How many of your dinners are spent watching TV, rather than conversing with your companion? How often are you on the phone multitasking when you realize you have no idea what the person is even talking about?

Meditate To Connect, Create And Lead

Faisal Hoque | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

If you are a starting meditation for the first time, appreciate that this is just a safari in your mind. You're not trying to "win" or "accomplish." You're just getting to know the neighborhood.

7 Reasons To Take A Texting Sabbath Today

Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living

No one will be surprised to learn that texting is nearly universal among young adults with cell phones (so, um, all of them?). According to the data, ...

Putting Away The Phone And Being Present

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Hewitt

Once I drop my 4-year-old daughter off at preschool and return home, I've started to put my phone back in the master bedroom from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This enables me to fully be present with my toddler.

'Why I Broke Up With My iPhone'

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Flynn Badal

A part of me must have believed that the photos would somehow safeguard us against the cruel march of time. Now I can see what my children really need is me.

The Sacred in Our Sacrifices

Pat Christen | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Pat Christen

Even as my kids have grown older, I protect this sacred "set apart" time, these rituals with them. It nourishes us all. And the sacrifices are worth it.

The One Place This Google Executive Won't Take Her Phone

Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Is there one place you choose to honor with your full attention? Our "Sacred Spaces" series explores where your phone is unwelcome. From the mundane t...

The Amazing Discovery I Made When My Phone Died

Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

To my great delight, errands have become a time of total pleasure -- a luxury of aloneness and action. It feels so much better to be engaged with the city, giving my neighbors their due: my full attention, even if they can't tell the difference.