Vanishing Connections Weekend

It’s much easier to disconnect yourself from technology on weekends than during the week. Friends and events are much more abundant when the weekend rolls around, it’s as if something has vanished and our stress levels have fallen ever so slightly. The picture below of a baseboard without sockets caught my eye and I wanted…

How Often Do You Unplug

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Unplugging Is Officially In

It’s Everywhere, It’s Everywhere. Unless you’ve been living under a rock or as a far-flung castaway clinging to a remote island, you are probably aware that unplugging and disconnecting are in. Just take a look at the Fast Company cover photo below and you’ll know that unplugging has now gone mainstream, at least in people’s…

Everybody’s Right and Everybody’s Wrong

I’m experimenting with putting music at the beginning of some of the posts I write here on iUnplug. Unplugging is not limited to turning everything off or walling ourselves off from technology, it’s much more than disconnecting or shutting something off. Unplugging can be engaging with technology in a different form or shape, maybe listening…

For A Moment Everything Unplugged

Have you stretched out on a couch lately? Maybe reading a book or just lazly watching the nothing happening in front of your eyes… This is what happens when you take away ALL electronic gadgets like iPhones, tablets and laptops from your kids. They read. � #unplug References: “This is what happens when you take…

Step Away from the Device – Part 2

~~~From Part 1…Companies who develop the apps, games and social networking should do it with “eyes wide open” understanding that “some harm will be done”; while any harm that could be done should certainly be considered and minimized, to say “Why not do so in a way that causes no harm is naïve.”  At the…

MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS FOR KIDS: An excerpt from Yoga for Children

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He Gave Up The Internet For A Year: Now He’s Back

I was wrong. One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was “corrupting my soul.” “It’s a been a year now since I “surfed the web” or “checked my email” or “liked” anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up….

Step Away from the Device

PART 1 Why is Stuart Crabb, a director in the executive offices of Facebook, suggesting a warning to log off once in awhile?   “In a place where technology is seen as an all-powerful answer, it is increasingly being seen as too powerful, even addictive.  The concern, voiced in conferences and in recent interviews with…

The Call of our Time?

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”… This…

Unplugging Is Officially In

It’s Everywhere, It’s Everywhere. Unless you’ve been living under a rock or as a far-flung castaway clinging to a remote island, you are probably aware that unplugging and disconnecting are in. Just take a look at the Fast Company cover photo below and you’ll know that unplugging has now gone mainstream, at least in people’s…

Everybody’s Right and Everybody’s Wrong

I’m experimenting with putting music at the beginning of some of the posts I write here on iUnplug. Unplugging is not limited to turning everything off or walling ourselves off from technology, it’s much more than disconnecting or shutting something off. Unplugging can be engaging with technology in a different form or shape, maybe listening…

For A Moment Everything Unplugged

Have you stretched out on a couch lately? Maybe reading a book or just lazly watching the nothing happening in front of your eyes… This is what happens when you take away ALL electronic gadgets like iPhones, tablets and laptops from your kids. They read. � #unplug References: “This is what happens when you take…

Step Away from the Device – Part 2

~~~From Part 1…Companies who develop the apps, games and social networking should do it with “eyes wide open” understanding that “some harm will be done”; while any harm that could be done should certainly be considered and minimized, to say “Why not do so in a way that causes no harm is naïve.”  At the…

MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS FOR KIDS: An excerpt from Yoga for Children

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He Gave Up The Internet For A Year: Now He’s Back

I was wrong. One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was “corrupting my soul.” “It’s a been a year now since I “surfed the web” or “checked my email” or “liked” anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up….

Step Away from the Device

PART 1 Why is Stuart Crabb, a director in the executive offices of Facebook, suggesting a warning to log off once in awhile?   “In a place where technology is seen as an all-powerful answer, it is increasingly being seen as too powerful, even addictive.  The concern, voiced in conferences and in recent interviews with…

The Call of our Time?

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”… This…

Unplug and Be Mindful

Mindfulness. “Elementary school students practice it. Doctors practice it – and their patients. Prisoners practice it. There’s mindful eating that promises a healthier way of eating. And scans show mindfulness may change the way our brains function and help us improve attention, reduce stress hormones and even bounce back faster from negative information.” But what…

Relax Today, Spend Time Dreaming…

craig daniels‘s insight: Tune-out and spend some time dreaming today, it just might relax you. We all need daily time away from being plugged in, sometimes it can feel like the computer or smartphone is plugged into us and there is no escape. Take a walk, breathe deeply and relax. See on twitter.com

10 Things To Do When You Unplug

[View the story “10 Things To-Do When You Unplug” on Storify] 10 Things To-Do When You Unplug Try something new or something you haven’t done in a long while. Unplugging will help you discover some things you may have forgotten about. And unplugging surely will open up whole new avenues to you. A little balance…

Looking At Monotony

[View the story “Staying With Monotony” on Storify] Staying With Monotony Enveloped by cloudy gray mist giving us no hint of relief. I crave distraction so I can escape this prison of self, this prison I label monotony. Storified by craig daniels· Tue, Feb 26 2013 11:38:51 Like the Sirens of mythology today’s distractions call…