"Rethink your online life. Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world." Toronto's Digital Minimalism is a group for digital minimalists, and individuals interested in practicing digital minimalism. Using Cal Newport's definition, digital minimalism is a philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities … Continue reading Toronto’s Digital Minimalism Meetup Group
Last year, Apple released the Screen Time app as part of its "digital health" initiative to address growing concerns around increasing device usage, smartphone addiction and social media's impact on our mental well-being. READ: What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? As much as it hurts me deeply to admit this, I … Continue reading Creating space between you and your smartphone
"To become a writer, I had to learn to interrupt, to speak up, to speak a little louder, and then louder, and then to just speak in my own voice which is not loud at all." I have been meaning to write and publish on this blog for quite some time now. Many ideas constantly … Continue reading “You are — your life, and nothing else.”
Authentic youth engagement prepares and empowers youth to challenge their social position and ensure a better future, for themselves, their communities, and their nation. Achieving authentic youth engagement doesn't have to be difficult! Below is a short infographic I made highlighting four ways to achieve authentic youth engagement.
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." — Henry David Thoreau I just finished the highly anticipated book by Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, and it was every bit of as good as I hoped for. I couldn't put it down. It … Continue reading Digital minimalism
This post is a way overdue follow up to the National Unplugging Day article I wrote, and my experience unplugging. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, digital media users often spend more hours online than they sleep, yet only half believe it improves their quality of life. Not only is increased in … Continue reading Unplugging: A digital detox experiment