Meditation calms me down and stuff. – 4th-grade girl, Holistic Me program Should we replace detention with mindfulness? That’s the
For many of us, the holidays are a time when we spend precious connected moments with our loved ones. We
People can engage with technology in a wide variety of ways while exercising. Some people put their devices away entirely
A while back, I heard someone say that technology has brought about the end of anticipation. Before the internet, when
On this blog, we often provide tips for how to make more mindful, productive, and efficient use of technology. It’s easier to describe what to do than to actually create and engage in the habit of doing it. Suggesting that you don’t use your smartphone immediately upon waking up in the morning or within an hour of going to bed doesn’t make creating and following that habit easy to do.
Our culture strongly promotes the idea that the newest technology is always the best. That belief is spread by its makers with their own incentives for encouraging us to always buy the latest version of every product. However, sometimes using older technology can be better in terms of reaching our mindfulness goals.
Today’s tip is to not automatically reach for the shiny new toy. Instead, be aware of your options so you can make wise and mindful choices about which technology to use in any particular situation.
I have no natural sense of direction. As a result, I think the GPS is one of the greatest inventions
Both Google and Apple recently announced major initiatives to address the problems of digital distraction, stress, and anxiety. These will affect all of their products.
Each of the companies has a different name for the department responsible for the initiatives. Apple calls it “Digital Health” whereas Google calls it “Digital Well Being.” Right at the top of Google’s Digital Well Being webpage, it says, “Great Technology should improve life, not distract from it.”
This blog post was inspired by an article published by The Guardian on April 9. While the write-up isn’t strictly