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Smartphone Mindfulness Challenge: What Will You Miss in 48 Hours?

From indyyogi.com

I originally purchased a smartphone years ago because my boss at the time would always be one step ahead of me when we were traveling. She wanted to discuss things with me that she had just seen on email.
craig daniels:

It's the buzz, right?  We seem to have a need to be connected all the time to the buzz, and doesn't even matter if the buzz is inane, does it?

Give Unplugging a try, even for just an hour or two. Put tech away for a little while and maybe head outdoors for a quiet walk. I know for me and maybe for you walking can be a life enriching experience even in a noisy city. Give it a try, you'll like it.

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Turn off the screens.

From ontario.cmha.ca

March 23 – 29, 2015 is Unplug and Play week, a campaign by ParticipACTION. Join other Canadian families who took the pledge to #UnplugAndPlay for at least 60 minutes a day. The ParticipACTION website has a host of resources and … Continue reading →
craig daniels:

What a great idea, Unplug and Play week, The heck with having time set aside for just kids to unplug and play, let's have a week for everyone to unplug and play.

If we want to show other it's more then ok to unplug than adults need to start setting the example for future generations.Let's all unplug more and become an example to those around us.

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50 things to do in Vancouver this Spring

From www.vancitybuzz.com

50 things to do this in Vancouver this Spring
craig daniels:

Ok, so you don't live in Vancouver (neither do I ) but we all can use this list to spark our own imagination for things to do when we unplug...  :)

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Durex Presents the Ultimate Smartphone Innovation: Off Button

From www.brandingmagazine.com

This is how you can reconnect with your partner!
craig daniels:

Let's all pay more attention to each other... what do you say?

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3 Vital Steps to Conquer Information Overload

From bemorewithless.com

If you spend time on the internet, the information super-highway has an off-ramp that dumps directly into your brain.
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How To Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research

From www.bakadesuyo.com

“ Everyone says you should be positive... but how? Here what science has to say about how to be optimistic.”
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 7, 5:47 PM

What if we looked forward to going to work, going to school, and living in general? It would make such a difference.



The Disease of Being Busy

From www.onbeing.org

Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing?
craig daniels:

It's almost impossible to not get caught in the distraction trap. Everywhere we turn something is waving at us, something is pleading for our attention and focus.

Take a moment (yes I'm waving for your attention) to read this post, you'll be glad you did.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:23 PM

And the article is not just about adults.



I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone

From www.huffingtonpost.com

From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hy...
craig daniels:

Being able to connect to the world is great but, when we are connected we often miss out on sights and people all around us. Try for a balance in your life and from time to time look up at the people and the world.

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Mindfulness Practice Deepens Dialogue

From www.whatisdialogue.com

Deep in the middle of another frigid February with record snowfall, I jumped into my bright red Honda to take a 500 mile drive to a remote meditation center. The trip was my first expedition into the unknown continent of meditation and Mindfulness Practice, it wouldn’t be my last. As I drove up the snowy …
craig daniels:

Developing a mindfulness practice will aid you in developing focus and in quieting your mind. Few things in life are as simple as this practice.

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Unplugging Ourselves and Avoiding Overexposure

From www.whatisdialogue.com

Unplugging Ourselves from the always-on world we now inhabit is essential to our creative and innovative selves.
craig daniels:

Finding a balance between quiet and the constant always-on state we currently find ourselves both at work and at home can be a challenge.

Getting that balance need not be something we only wish for, take 5 minutes every 90 minutes or so to close your eyes and breathe deeply. Fall this mini routine for a week and I think you'll agree that more energy and better focus will come your way.

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Expand Each Moment - Embracing Silence

From www.whatisdialogue.com

Between each thought in our mind is space and moment, We can expand that space, expand that moment by Embracing Silence.
craig daniels:

Our minds are a jumble of images and ideas that seem at times to flow with the force of water cascading forth at a dizzily high waterfall.


We've forgotten how beneficial setting aside time for silence can be not only for ourselves but also for our friends, family and for our work as well.

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Why Unplugging During Holidays is Imperative for Your Health

From blog.todoist.com

Studies show that time away from work improves both health & productivity. This year, learn how to use your to do list for a guilt-free, unplugged holiday.
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'End of Absence': Author says technology is threatening introspection

From www.msn.com

Michael Harris' epiphany came when, as a writer at Vancouver Magazine, he looked at his computer screen and saw 14 open windows while his smartphone was buzzing almost nonstop. What attention he had left was bouncing back and forth between the two. In that moment, he says, he realized he was everywhere and nowhere at once.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:24 PM

We need to create space for mindfulness and introspection to occur.




Ramsha Sheikh's curator insight, November 13, 2014 8:18 AM

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Five Ways to Unplug in Washington, DC - Traveling Mom

From www.travelingmom.com

Doing Washington, DC the "unwired" way is fun for the entire family. Check out these unplugged activities and attractions.
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The Mobile Web Revolution

From vimeo.com

http://digitalsplashmedia.com/ Internet usage on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets grew enormously in 2011 and is set to grow even more in 2012 and…
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Not Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Tempo

From www.thindifference.com

Work-life balance does not cut it any longer. Instead, work-life tempo creates a better flow.


" Tempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today"

Tempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpuf
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A Voice For Unplugging - Recharge Refresh Restore

From www.rechargerefreshrestore.com

I came across this video earlier this morning and thought you all might enjoy it. It’s a fine rant about unplugging and enjoying what’s going on in the present moment. (note: some strong language). It’s easy to get caught up in the Social Media buzz train, but until we step back and look around we …
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When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen

From www.lifehack.org

Checking Facebook has become a chore for us but it doesn't have to be that way. Check out these things that'll happen once you stop checking Facebook!
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Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Technology

From www.mindbodygreen.com

Ever felt overwhelmed by email, addicted to your SmartPhone, or inundated with social media? Most of us have, but what to do about it? A tech detox isn't practical, neither is living without
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You'll Definitely Want To Look Up Some Jokes After Reading This -

From higherperspective.com

I had no idea that laughter was so important! It is something of a mystery about why we laugh. We don’t consciously engage in laughter. We can’t really control it! Not much is known for why we laugh, but we do know that it activates many parts of our body – and in a positive …
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▶ Look Up From Your Phone. - by Gary Turk - YouTube

From www.youtube.com

"'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk."

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Overwhelmed? Here’s the remedy.

From theboldlife.com

"Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed, drowning or being buried alive? Do you know anyone today that doesn’t feel this way? Anyone? Neither do I! Well okay, maybe the neighbor’s dog!"

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How Meditation Can Improve Your Career

From www.yahoo.com

"For those unfamiliar with the centuries-old practice, meditation has moved way beyond the hippy-dippy. The medical community has also acknowledged meditation as a legitimate healing tool, with the Mayo Clinic calling it “mind-body complementary medicine” that’s a proven method for stress relief."

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Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload?

From www.levo.com

You'd be surprised by how many hours you may spend plugged into social media.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:47 PM
There is and it is not just amongst the students. I watched "educators" who used digital technologies and social media far more than they should have. Adults can set the example and help students gain insight into using digital technologies and social media in healthy ways. @ivon_ehd1

How to Unplug While You Are on Vacation

From michaelhyatt.com

"For the last few years I’ve taken a short sabbatical each summer. I’m looking to rest and focus on intense relational time with Gail. The challenge is unplugging from the Matrix. Anyone who’s attempted it can relate to the difficulty."

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