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Diagnosis: Email Apnea? - O'Reilly Radar

Diagnosis: Email Apnea? - O'Reilly Radar | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it

This I've just opened my email and there's nothing out of the ordinary there. It's the usual daily flood of schedule, project, travel, information, and junk mail. Then I notice. I'm holding my breath. As the email spills onto my screen, as my mind races with thoughts of what I'll answer first, what can wait, who I should call, what should...

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1. This interesting article, written by Linda Stone, introduces her theory of "Email Apnea." It proves very relevant by describing email apnea, why and how it occurs and the effects of holding ones breath. Linda Stone writes in an entertaining, easy-to-relate-to way which allows for ease of reading and ensures the information is passed onto to the audience successfully.

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The Connected Life: From Email Apnea To Conscious Computing

The Connected Life: From Email Apnea To Conscious Computing | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
When you text or use email on your smartphone, laptop or iPad, are you breathing or do you hold your breath? Eighty percent of us seem to have "email apnea." Definition: Shallow breathing or breath holding while doing email, or while workin...
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3. This article, again authored by Linda Stone, is a continuation on her earlier article “Diagnosis: Email Apnea,” published in the O’Reilly Radar. This article delves further into the issue of Email Apnea, including relevant information such as; the mention of why we are holding our breath when on digital media, the result of email apnea and a possible remedy. Stone briefly includes a basic overview of an experiment she conducted with her acquaintances and information that she has had confirmed by professionals.   

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Breathing: How to work with your breath for self-regulation | Kerrybrook Consulting & Counselling

Breathing: How to work with your breath for self-regulation | Kerrybrook Consulting & Counselling | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
Breathing: Working with your breath – a powerful tool for self-care and self-regulation
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5. This article outlines the importance of breath and breathing normally. It describes the connection between uneven breathing and how it causes the fight and flight response. The way the body reacts is discussed as well as how the fight and flight instinct effects the body. It highlights the importance of being aware of how our body reacts to certain situations as well as strategies to ease this reaction.

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Fight and flight response.mp4 - YouTube

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7. This video allows the audience to understand the changes that occur in our body’s when we are frightened and the flight or fight response is invoked. It explains how the body recognizes fear and what processes are then triggered. The physical responses such as, sweating and racing heart are explained in a comprehensive way. Having knowledge of the process of the flight or fight response is crucial to fully understanding the result of Email Apnea.

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Are you breathing?

Are you breathing? | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
Learn to do it better and you might improve your life
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9. This article discusses the simple idea of how important breathing is for our body. With the use of an easy interpreted example, it highlights the importance of adequate breathing techniques for our mind to work properly. Whilst this article does not directly relate to the phenomenon of “Email Apnea,” it shows the importance of correct breathing practices in everyday life, including while online.

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Stop, Drop, and Breathe: Curing Email Apnea for Community Professionals

Stop, Drop, and Breathe: Curing Email Apnea for Community Professionals | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
Note: This article originally appeared on Leader Networks and was adapted for CMX. Last month at CMX Summit, I began making deeper connections between the topics that I’m most devoted to these days...
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11. This article outlines Linda Stone’s theory of Email Apnea. The author, Jessica Fish, outlines what email apnea is, the science behind the issue, what we can do about it and tactics to “tackle” Email Apnea. Fish provides a refreshing view on Email Apnea and her ideas on ways to deal with the issue are interesting and would be very beneficial for the everyday person.

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How to cure email apnea

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13. This light and witty article, authored by Margaret Meloni, discusses techniques to help people deal and overcome Email Apnea. Meloni offers practices to remind yourself to breathe and to develop safe breathing practices. This article would be very beneficial for people who believe they are engaging in unhealthy breathing practices and may have experienced Email Apnea.

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15. This interesting article divulges relevant information for patients at the Sherwood Forest Hospital. It supplies all information that someone who believes they are suffering Email Apnea or unhealthy breathing would need including; how and why this reaction occurs, how to recognize the triggers and symptoms and how to combat the reaction. The article offers a diagram showing how different body parts are effected in an interpretive fashion.  It offers techniques to learn relaxed breathing to allow for safe breathing practices.

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Anxiety

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17. Julie Simons raises the obvious but very important comparison between the time frame we can survive without food and water compared to air. She discusses the different type of breathing techniques, your own personal patterns, the importance of correct breathing and the effects of incorrect breathing. She stresses the importance of developing and maintaining safe breathing awareness and practice.

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The Fight Flight Response

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19. This article delves further into the reaction of Fight or Flight. It explains how we survived due to this instinct for many, many years. The article outlines why this reaction may occur, how it effects the body and the stages of fight or flight. I think the article encompasses information that is very important for every individual to become knowledgeable about.

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PICNIC '09: Start Breathing with Linda Stone

Linda Stone, writer, speaker and consultant, shares her insights on the importance of breathing at PICNIC '09. In this presentation, Linda discusses how breathing…
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2. Linda Stone during this video offers further information on breathing techniques, how email apnea effects the nervous system and how our posture can be causing this issue. She talks about how we tell ourselves to concentrate and by doing this, can forget the most important thing; breathing. The information portrayed in this film is more in depth and interesting  than her other articles and films. It contain information that is raising awareness and relevant to all people.

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"Email Apnea" by Linda Stone, Wisdom 2.0 Conference

This is ""Email Apnea" by Linda Stone, Wisdom 2.0 Conference" by Wisdom 2 Conference on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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4. In Linda Stone’s interesting input at a conference, she again covers the issue of Email Apnea.  She describes email apnea and informs the audience of how to recognize and self-diagnose Email Apnea. She covers; how to become aware of the issue, how long term practice effects the body and her opinion of a solution for the problem.  She also outlines the results from her observations and interviews she has conducted.

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Linda Stone shares her insight about email apnea.  Take a look and listen.

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» What’s the Purpose of the Fight or Flight Response? - World of Psychology

» What’s the Purpose of the Fight or Flight Response? - World of Psychology | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
We humans don't come with an instruction manual. If we did, I suspect we'd do a better job of getting through life with less pain and more joy. Human
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6. This article informs the readers of “The fight or flight response:” why it occurs, what happens internally and how to evaluate the response. It states: “One of the driving forces of some human behaviour is something called the “fight or flight response” (also known as the acute stress response).” The article stresses the importance of understanding this reaction as it allows us to further understand our behaviours.

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I Stop Breathing When I Type and You Probably Do, Too

I Stop Breathing When I Type and You Probably Do, Too | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
I noticed a pretty unnerving problem recently. It was a normal day at work. I, being a blogger, spend a lot of time pounding on a little keyboard and staring at a big screen. While working on an especially stressful post and a particularly challenging paragraph, I started getting lightheaded. I'd stopped breathing.
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8. This article is attention grabbing, with its informal writing style and is succeeding in raising awareness of Email Apnea. The author references Linda Stone’s work and further discusses the science behind Email Apnea, including different hypothesis relating to the physical and emotional elements of the issue. I believe understanding the possible emotional and physical causes as well as the scientific side of the issue, is relevant to becoming informed about Email Apnea. 

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FREAKY: Your Breathing Patterns Change When You Read Email

FREAKY: Your Breathing Patterns Change When You Read Email | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
People these days are more connected than ever. But with hyperconnectivity comes health risks. It turns out that when people read email, their breathing patterns can change. 
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10. This short article references Linda Stone’s theory, in describing  Email Apnea as; ”a temporary absence or suspension of breathing, or shallow breathing, while doing email.” It briefly discusses the issue of Email Apnea and relates it to stress. This article mentions a recent study conducted at the University of California, that found “that stress levels in participants were lower when cut off from email." This article allows the readers to understand the connection of online media causing stress, which then causes a change in breathing and leads on to our fight or flight response being invoked.

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Do you have screen apnea? Breathe deeply to enhance your health and creativity

Do you have screen apnea? Breathe deeply to enhance your health and creativity | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
I’m always happy if I can put myself into a writing trance, shut out distractions, and find my focus. But I figured out something about myself. I sometimes forget to breathe. Literally, I find that...
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12. Carly Sandifer’s article outlines the importance of becoming aware of our breathing practices. Sandifer’s article provides example of how easy it can be to fall into a “writing trance” and not realise your breathing could be unhealthy during this time.  The article addresses how harmful Email Apnea can be to one’s health and suggest ways to learn how to breathe healthier and easier.

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Breathe: Your Life Depends On It

Breathe: Your Life Depends On It | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
Change your breathing, change your life
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14. Steve Sisgold’s article is an interesting take on the issue of Email Apnea. He  discusses different types of breathing and suggests different ways to monitor your breathing practices. He asks the readers many questions that allow the audience to reflect on their own breathing practices, the way in which they breathe and offers explanations on why each question is important to ask yourself.

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When Breath Saves Life

When Breath Saves Life | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
For these veterans, healing trauma was as simple as learning how to breathe.
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16. This article, written by Emma Seppala, is focused upon Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, specifically War Veterans suffering this disorder. The article discusses how teaching safe and healthy breathing practices to these Veterans was successful in aiding their recovery from PTSD. Whilst this article doesn’t directly relate to Email Apnea, I believe it highlights the importance of safe breathing practices to maintain both physical and mental health.

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Transform TODAY TV w/ Barbara Biziou - How to STOP Email Apnea! - YouTube

When I found out about Email Apnea it totally explained why we have trouble when we have to send or receive "charged" emails or text messages. Imagine what h...
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Barbara Biziou has posted an interesting film focussing on ways to stop Email Apnea. In the opening scenes the audience is shown a women typing on a computer, Barbara then asks, “What can you see that is different?” Obviously the lady is not breathing. She portrays important information in an intriguing way which keeps her audience engaged.

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Emotions and Breathing

Emotions and Breathing | Digital Media: Fight, Flight or Breathe? | Scoop.it
Emotions, breathing, anger,
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20. This article discusses the relationship between effective breathing and emotions. It explores the idea of healthy breathing allowing an individual to "expand your creativity and possibilities." Only small parts of this article are relevant to the topic of Fight or Flight response, but do raise very interesting and important points.

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