Demonizing the tool(s) is scapegoating

Addiction, for the most part, is escapism. Most addictions are the result of individuals trying to escape the unappealing realities of life, be it pain, loss, emotional turmoil and suffering. Pretty much anything can become an addiction, including alcohol, drugs, sex, food, gambling, and video games, if used excessively as a coping mechanism. The widely … Continue reading Demonizing the tool(s) is scapegoating

Event Recap: Introduction to Digital Minimalism

Last Sunday, June 30th, a group of digital minimalism enthusiasts and friends met at the Jason George pub in Toronto to learn more about digital minimalism and intentional digital use. During this two-hour event, we discussed what digital minimalism is, the three core principles of digital minimalism, and committed to implementing a 30-day digital declutter … Continue reading Event Recap: Introduction to Digital Minimalism

Cultivating high-quality alternatives to digital distractions

Once upon a time, a high-school student tells a group of her peers and adults that she has deleted all her social media accounts for an unspecified period of time. She explains that she is spending too much time on social media, and comparing herself to people online. Everyone nods in agreement relating to the … Continue reading Cultivating high-quality alternatives to digital distractions