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Resilience for Life Newsletter
February 2013
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More Tips to Tame Tech & Remain Resilient

Here are just a few articles and stories I think you'll find just as interesting and helpful as I did:

7 Ways to Pracitce Mindfulness in the Technology Age (Huffington Post)

An "Email Vacation" Could Save Your Health (US News & World Report)

How Quitting Twitter Changed This Guy's Life (Business Insider)

Is It Time for You to Go on an "Information Diet"? (NPR)

Sherry Turkle: Tackling Technology Overload (BBC)

Also be sure to check out iDisorder by Larry Rosen, which I mention in this month's blog post. I can't recommend this book highly enough!
New on The Resilience Blog:

Embracing Tech Without Smothering Yourself: Tips for Keeping Balance in a Wired World

Yes, I’m a self-professed geek, but hacking and phishing and bugs – oh, my! Add endless IMs, emails and texts, and you’ve got potential for endless stress.

As much as I love technology, there are times when I really just want to unplug. Easier said than done, right?

Technology is changing our brains. So much information is now at our fingertips, we’ve come to rely on the Internet as a kind of externalized memory. Betsy Sparrow of Columbia University calls this the “Google Effect”: Can’t remember the name of the movie you saw last weekend or the book you read last month or the restaurant you visited a short while ago? No problem! Just Google it! This in itself isn’t a bad thing. But it is causing memory function to decline.

How can we reap the benefits of the Internet and keep our brains healthy and our interpersonal skills sharp? Here are some suggestions... Keep Reading

 
 

National Day of Unplugging
2013

Sundown-to-Sundown, March 1-2

Join others around the world in taking time to disconnect from the wired world and re-connect with loved ones...and yourself.

Its organizers say:

The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period – running from sunset to sunset – and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is an outgrowth of The Sabbath Manifesto, an adaption of our ancestors’ ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones.

Learn more at nationaldayofunplugging.com.


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