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

What I’ve learned from not browsing on my phone for a month

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

Creating space between you and your smartphone

Last year, Apple released the Screen Time app as part of its "digital health" initiative to address growing concerns around increasing device usage, smartphone addiction and social media's impact on our mental well-being. READ: What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?   As much as it hurts me deeply to admit this, I … Continue reading Creating space between you and your smartphone

45 tips for using your iPhone as a tool, and not a distraction device

I had a very busy weekend traveling to Toronto, socializing hardcore and having a grand time. Unfortunately, that meant I didn't have time to follow my blogging schedule for Monday and post an article yesterday. Luckily, I stumbled upon a wonderful article today and thought I would share it here. It is a thorough list … Continue reading 45 tips for using your iPhone as a tool, and not a distraction device

Digital wellness for beginners

At the peak of the proliferation of smartphones and social media and the attention economy, our attention has become the most valuable commodity. In order to profit from our attention, companies employ tactics to hijack our attention and keep us glued to our smartphones, scrolling mindlessly through our newsfeeds and watching cat memes all day … Continue reading Digital wellness for beginners