It has been approximately two years and three months since I deleted my last standing social media account, twitter, and embarked on living without social media. While I am by no means an expert on how to maintain an exuberant social life, I have managed a modest social life post-social media despite not being so … Continue reading How to stay connected post-social media
It wasn't until last night, on a poster at the train station, that I found out that today is world mental health day. The downside of not being on social media, avoiding the news, and getting bored with Reddit, where I often see reminders for things of such nature. Alas, World Mental Health Day is … Continue reading Today is world mental health day
This past weekend, a couple of friends and I went to Nuit Blanche to see the art installations downtown Toronto, and in the process, we had a reality check about being. As we strolled through downtown, a friend says, "I never look up." At that statement, we all look up, observing buildings and structures we have … Continue reading Look up!
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it... And, once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must Never become lax about maintaining it.” — Elizabeth Gilbert Am I basic for quoting (and really loving) Eat, Love, Pray? I read it at the beginning of … Continue reading make yourself prone to happiness
What if we were to value our attention like we value money? What radically changed my relationship with social media, or why I quit social media, was when I learned about the attention economy. Lucky for me, I have had a strong aversion to 'the system' as long as I can remember. I really am … Continue reading Value your attention