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I Quit Social Media (And I Don't Miss It Yet)

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

The disappointment I felt at the thought of surrendering before I'd even started my resolution was, thankfully, more powerful than the need to check my Facebook feed. Instead, I read a magazine.

Your Cell Phone Is Not Part Of Your Body -- You Can Let It Go

Robert Piper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

We need to take back control of our minds and stop compulsively checking our emails, Facebook updates, and text messages. I think we can live a happier and more compassionate world if we tune into ourselves and the people we are speaking with.

Unplug, Retreat, And Enjoy A New Personal Story

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Retreat is time for no self, no story. We are receiving our heart essence. Judgments and neediness dissolve in our inner expansiveness. Here is understanding. If we are to have a story may it be of great heart.

Smart Strategies To Keep Technology From Stressing You Out

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Your device isn't evil in and of itself. But it can run roughshod over you if you let it. Here are some strategies to keep your phone, tablet, laptop, and everything else from wrecking your mood and your day.

To Do: Unplug Before Bed

Alyssa Lauren Stone | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Alyssa Lauren Stone

For two weeks I put myself through a mind/body experiment -- no iPhone or iPad usage after 8:30 p.m. or before 45 minutes of waking up in the mornings.

Ready to Turn Off Screens? I Am!

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 06.26.2013 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Think about all the non-work, non-school screens and digital devices we all use in a give day: TV, Internet surfing, social media, texting, cell phone cameras and uploading, iPad apps. We cut out these and replace them with screen-free, offline activities and the week will be a success.

31 Things Parents And Kids Can Do Without A Screen

Bob Staake | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Bob Staake

23: Look at the night sky with your family and when you see a shooting star yell "Ooooo, an animated GIF!!!"

Recharge Each Day For Optimal Use

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Let's stop thinking about rest as the opposite of effort and start thinking about it as the foundation of effort. What can you do to build in a little more relaxation or pleasure, to draw you out of the moments that wind you up and leave you so tight you feel like you might snap?

Unplug And Recharge: My Week Without Internet

Ellie Knaus | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellie Knaus

While I can't claim that one unplugged week has cured me of the compulsion to check for Facebook likes, I'm going to make a conscious effort to spend less time in the virtual world and more time tuned in to my experience in the present moment.

Get Lost! It'll Help You Find Yourself

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

For one (waking) hour a day, I am now electronics-free. I turn off my phone (oh the horror!), my laptop and my TV. It doesn't much matter what I do during that hour; just knowing that I have that time just for me, that no one can disturb, is relaxing in itself. To recharge, sometimes we have to unplug.

Why Are We So Bad At Taking Breaks?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

I wish we could start a cultural movement to reclaim the power of the break. For starters, it might help to recognize that by definition, a break is supposed to happen between things, just as a page break is inserted right within a book's content.