If you say you're off the grid for vacation, you act that way. Because as soon as you respond to one work email, you change the game -- and the expectations. In fact, what you're doing is telling people not to believe what you say, because you do something different.
While taking a digital breath might be contrary to our competitive nature in a 24/7 marketplace, it allows us to take a step back from info-overload and our demanding lives as cogs in the wheels of commerce.
Stress testing, coverable mental health counseling, and social pressure to change macho attitudes can make it acceptable to get help and overcome the shame, bravado, and willful ignorance that feed the chronic disease mill of stress.
The full dimensions of love are experienced directly in silence. The silence inside the silence is a force beyond any worldly power.
Media surrounds our every day life. It's the radio advertisements in the background as you drive, the Facebook newsfeed minimized while you type, and the content you're consuming as you read this.
A digital vacation is more than unplugging, it's recognizing your habits, both good and bad, learning from them and then making changes the will remain after the digital vacation is over.
I find flying relaxing. Yes, you read that right. Despite the frequent delays, the dirty airports, the intrusive TSA frisking, the cramped seats and...
Campers left relaxed and more aware of their time-consuming relationship with technology. Activities like yoga, stargazing and pillow fights sound like a good time -- though I imagine some liquor wouldn't have hurt.
My iPhone is rarely out of arm's reach so that I can read and respond to emails quickly, monitor any earth-shattering Facebook news, and generally be ready just in case something comes up. Each day tends to morph into the next without any designated time for personal restoration.
Under our pile of mental details, all the thought and feelings, memory is a pearl of innocence -- a brilliant light, the reality of our soul. How to f...
The more I burned out, the more I just wanted to hole up in my office and avoid people, and that was exactly the opposite of what I should have been doing. I didn't want to let people know how awful I was really feeling because I thought it meant I was weak.
Identifying the most pronounced sources of stress in your life is rarely difficult. Understanding how multiple sources of stress in your life act in concert to create your own individualized risk and resiliency profile is more complex.
I am unplugged one full 24-hour period a week. No email, no digital search, no social networking, no snackable content, no long-form digital anything... no Digibabble... OFF. Nada. Nothing on, not even on airplane mode or offline status.
Stop running around, stop trying to return every email in your in box immediately, stop cramming too much stuff into too few hours in the day. Sit down, shut up, and most importantly, be glad.
Dialogue, both internal and external, has been crucial to my evolution as an actor and as a person. But nothing is foolproof. I have repeatedly had to inspire it within myself, and I hope I can do the same for you.
Every job carries a certain -- even healthy -- level of stress. A little bit can motivate you, but a lot can wreak havoc on your health. And since you spend so much of your time at work, you're likely experiencing a lot of your stress there, too.
Summer is a great excuse for all kids to unplug and go outside and play, jump in a lake or a pool or just sit around and get bored. Boredom is the best fuel for creativity.
After being away from America for so many years, living another pace of life in the center of Italy, we forgot the speed, busyness, and intensely mental nature of our culture.
Many people are learning the wisdom to take time off and disconnect from everything that has attached itself to body, mind, and soul. Once away from i...
The stress epidemic has gone uncontested for too long. We can change that by becoming a nation of first responders, creating a social movement of people who reach out when someone is in need, who talk and listen, not look the other way, who can be Stress Lookouts and Disrupters.