The opposite of addiction is connection

"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite of addiction is connection." - Johann Hari In a podcast episode by Your Undivided Attention, titled the Opposite of Addiction, Johann Hari makes the case that addiction, among other mental health issues, is a symptom of a deeper problem of a disconnected society (A must listen!).  In other words, … Continue reading The opposite of addiction is connection

Event recap: Practising digital minimalism in a digitally-caffeinated culture

.  .  . “Cal Newport has discovered a cure for the techno-exhaustion that plagues our always-on, digitally caffeinated culture.” —Joshua Fields Millburn, The Minimalists .  .  . This past weekend, Toronto's Digital Minimalism Meetup Group held our second event, practicing digital minimalism in a digitally-caffeinated culture. The event centered around discussing the challenges of the … Continue reading Event recap: Practising digital minimalism in a digitally-caffeinated culture

Three digital wellness apps I use to tame my digital addiction

Isn't it ironic that there are apps designed to help us navigate our addiction to the digital world? Fight fire with fire, I guess. Anyway, as mentioned in previous posts (here for instance), it is entirely impossible for me to use willpower or self-control to manage the time and energy I spend on mindless online activities. … Continue reading Three digital wellness apps I use to tame my digital addiction