Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2020

Another year, another National Day of Unplugging! The 11th Annual National Day of Unplugging this year is March 6-7 from sundown to sundown. A 24 HOUR GLOBAL RESPITE FROM TECHNOLOGY. IT HIGHLIGHTS THE VALUE OF DISCONNECTING FROM DIGITAL DEVICES TO CONNECT WITH OURSELVES, OUR LOVED ONES AND OUR COMMUNITIES IN REAL TIME. Take a pledge … Continue reading Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2020

Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

Have you ever read something online, be it a Facebook post or a blog post, that made you feel extremely irritated and annoyed? Yesterday, I came across a somewhat silly but controversial topic on an online forum. Some of the comments, extreme in their outlook, elicited strong negative emotions in me. I felt personally attacked … Continue reading Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

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Lessons from two and a half years without social media

This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century. Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter. The … Continue reading Lessons from two and a half years without social media

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