No matter where we go in 2015 we can be reached at will by the outside world. Cell phones and text messages, Bluetooth and Sync, Skype and email -- yo...
Make it a low-fi, analog, or tech-free vacation in these far-off places.
There will be days, events, outings and holidays when we all commit to being device-free. Sometimes it feels nice to go for a walk without bringing the hundreds of people we know along with us.
High-five, everyone! Christmas is now officially behind us and if you're reading this right now, that means you survived! Merry Darwinian Christmas ...
If you walk into our house after dinner, you'll see five people each staring at a screen. How can I get my family to unplug and spend some down time together?
According to a recent survey performed by Greenberg Research: People in the United States are more likely to feel their stress increases rather than ...
Clearly, Noah Webster never hunted for a non-existent parking space, cringed at his ATM balance or frantically vacuumed dog hair off the couch before guests arrived.
Most of us feel stressed but often don't realize how greatly it affects us. You've just begun a journey towards self-awareness. This insight will guide you to a more peaceful and centered life.
I hadn't realized what a huge difference there is between a day in which you end up doing hardly any work by happenstance, and a day you intentionally dedicate to other things.
Does this scenario sound familiar? You're at a concert and they start to play your favorite song. Your first instinct is to maybe send a tweet "[Song Title]!!!! @[artist]." Next, you open Snapchat in time to record the hook and first chorus. You take a few photos and then record the second verse.
Stress can be destructive. It weakens your body, affects relationships and generally causes damage wherever it goes. Why do we tolerate it then? It doesn't make a difference if it's in your startup or at home.
The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.
Employees who survived the fiscal firestorm were happy to find themselves still employed in the workplace found themselves looking over their shoulders wondering what could be coming and employing a new modus operandi.
Not many people enjoy having challenging conversations. You know the ones; you don't agree and the emotions are likely to be strong. Recall your last crucial conversation. Did it go well? If not, here are some tips for success next time.
Most people are so busy being busy that they forget to stop and enjoy their work and life. When you take a breath to identify why your job is causing you stress and then take another breath to figure out a solution, you are one step closer to happiness.
We would all profit from learning how little technology we could get along with. We never know when the digital world will work against us, forcing us into doing everything "the old-fashioned way."
Studies indicate workplace stress is on the rise with increasing pressure to perform, toxic work environments, and the demands brought on by technological advances and job insecurity.
We all need the calm within the storm. Maybe life isn't going to slow down, but doesn't mean we can't find peace and joy in our journey. Here are my seven ways to instantly feel calm:
Just when life demands that you be charging ahead, firing on all cylinders, actioning to-do lists and kicking goals, your old frenemy Overwhelm decides to pay you a visit. Don't feel alone. It happens to the best of us. And there is hope.
This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.