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Take a deep breath, slow down to navigate into a richer more fulfilling life.
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"BE" Home for the Holidays

"BE" Home for the Holidays | Unplug | Scoop.it
It's the most wonderful—and stressful—time of the year. Read on to learn how mindfulness can help over the holidays.
Susan Taylor's insight:

There's no place like home for the holidays.  And if you truly want to "be" home for the holidays, instead of feeling overwhelmed -- try a new approach -- one that involves less "doing" and more "being". 

 

Mindfulness can help!

 

  • Place your attention on gratitude instead of instant gratification.
  • Deal with gift giving and consumption in a more mindful way.
  • Take advantage of less sunlight, contemplating what can only be seen in the dark.
  • Instead of going on autopilot, use the "season for connecting" to do just that -- without technology.
  • Slow down; focus on what is important to you; and spend time sharing with others
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The Call of Our Time?

The Call of Our Time? | Unplug | Scoop.it

Three stories interwoven into one where people struggle to connect using modern technology:




  • “An up and coming reporter hopes her interview with an underage chat room worker will be her big break”…

  • “A teenager faces the consequences of cyber bullying”…

  • “A couple who recently lost their child struggle after their identities are stolen online”…
craig daniels's insight:

On April 12th a new movie hits local screens that deals with a huge issue of our times. The movie is called Disconnect and it takes a serious look how connecting has and will change our lives and why we need to think about those changes before they become permanent.

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Overwhelmed: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

Overwhelmed: Are We Asking The Right Questions? | Unplug | Scoop.it
Confused. Disappointed. Anxious. Unfocused. Distracted. Overwhelmed. Stretched too thin. Unknowing where to turn, never know if I'm doing enough. Feeling I'm never doing the right thing. More and m...
craig daniels's insight:

Are we asking ourselves the right questions about how we've integrated our lives within the always on digital age? Social Media promises us a richer and more connected life with our peers but, does it deliver on this promise or does it just create a self sustaining illusion of connectivity?


In Overwhelmed Brian Gibson asks many questions about how we are integrating ourselves within this huge onslaught of data. One of my favorite questions in his post is: "How do we live a good life of online social interaction, and healthy “disconnected” time?"


I highly recommend this post, I've read it twice already and will be heading back to read it again.

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