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!
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
These past few weeks, I gave myself permission to cave into my digital addiction while going through many unpleasant life changes. Practicing digital wellness requires mindfulness, discipline, and dedication, which I felt I didn't have the energy for. So, I held on tightly to my phone and binged on the internet day after day to … Continue reading It’s time for a digital detox
Once upon a time, when a fan accused Rihanna of being insensitive for a meme she shared on her Instagram, Rihanna responded with, 'laugh or log off.' Discovering this gem a few days ago reminded me of another one from Tyler, The Creator. He tweeted, "Hahahahahahahaha How The F**k Is Cyber Bullying Real Hahahaha N***a Just Walk … Continue reading Laugh or log off
. . . “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
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
“Cal Newport has discovered a cure for the techno-exhaustion that plagues our always-on, digitally caffeinated culture.” —Joshua Fields Millburn, The Minimalists Join us for a discussion on how we can incorporate digital minimalism in practical ways that fit our lifestyle perfectly! We will explore ideas to help us cultivate a sustainable digital minimalist lifestyle, including … Continue reading Upcoming event: Practising digital minimalism in a digitally-caffeinated culture
I have been meaning to write a follow-up to my digital minimalism challenge post for the past two weeks now but there is always something easier to do, something more fun, at a tap of a screen. Most can relate to the challenge of distracting apps and platforms that clutter our lives and make it harder … Continue reading What I’ve learned from not browsing on my phone for a month