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Being a student is harder than ever due to the many distractions out there. Parties, more parties and digital distractions. Students are finding they have the new challenge of maintaining focus during their college days through digital minimalism. This helps them grow their productivity and creativity, which in turn...

In just a few weeks the Holidays arrive. This year prioritize relationships over technology. Put your digital devices down and be truly connected and engaged. Eye contact is a great way to start. No head down , fingers scrolling when you are visiting with Aunt Nellie and cousin John. Be...

There are many things we can do to eliminate a lot of the useless tech in our lives that steals our mind space and focus. I will include a few tips on this blog today which are easy to implement if you feel you need a mini digital detox. If you...

Our time is precious because we can never get it back. Our most valuable currency is time itself. We are often not mindful of how we are spending our time. For example, we spend 10 hours and 39 minutes each day in front of screens on average. Thats a lot...

We must honor the past experiences which have shaped us. They have made us who we are. Daily I hear things like "I'm so stupid" ,"I can't believe I trusted him"," Why did she have to leave me", "Im too fat", "My parents were not caring". We all have stories and...

In my book club last month we read Viktor Frankl's, Mans Search For Meaning, and our discussion brought up a wonderful question. Why do some people survive life difficulties and traumas and others don't ever seem to bounce back or recover? What is the difference between a survivor and someone...

You can make mistakes , but you are not a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes. It's true. Why do we do this? We all do this a lot. Tune into social media and see the finger-pointing going on. Such division occurs when we blame others and...

Connecting is good and part of who we are as humans, but sometimes we need to disconnect. Disconnecting from distractions is often helpful and assists us to be more creative and productive. I recommend no screentime for 2 hours after waking in the morning and for one hour before going...

Whoa, you say . I thought I am not supposed to be angry. Well, yes, anger is fine. It is experienced on the path to forgiveness. However, what you do with your anger can be a problem at times. If you are violent, that's not ok, ever, there is...

Maslow was right, we need each other. I need you and you need me. We all need each other. This week we were reminded over and over again how important community is when we saw how New York pulled together, 18 years ago on Sept 11. Heck, the whole world...