Photo by Alexandra on Unsplash "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 … 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
When Chris from Old Cove Road reached out to me via email to ask if he could share my blog post, How to use your smartphone like a hammer, on his website, I was utterly flattered. So, I went on his website to find out why my article was worthy of being shared, and as … Continue reading Write for your life
Most of us self-medicate to some degree to manage our emotional needs. Self-medicating can be defined as a behavior in which an individual uses a substance or any exogenous influence to self-administer treatment for physical or psychological ailments. Self-medicating can be done through the use of drugs, alcohol, and other substances to deal with a … Continue reading Self-medicating with art: A guide