Having come of age in the years preceding the proliferation of smartphones, social media, and the internet, I sometimes feel a profound sense of longing for what we’ve lost. I miss the quiet moments of stillness and the simplicity of life. Without incessant distractions or the need to be constantly connected and updated, we had a lot more opportunities to [...]
One of my business mentors encouraged me to write an article about what our addiction to digital candy is costing our love lives. As I delved deeper into the subject, I began to see more and more examples of how our use of smartphones, social media, and other digital technologies are impacting our relationships with ourselves and other people. Within [...]
Our experience of love and loss is multifaceted and influenced by various components that shape our emotions and behaviors. Understanding the complex interplay of these factors can help us to gain insight into our emotional experiences, recognize patterns in our relationships, and work towards personal growth and healing. As social beings, we have an innate drive to form attachments and [...]
Is Our Use of Smartphones and the Internet Preventing Us from Healing and Stunting Our Personal Growth?
The world was a very different place in the mid-nineties when I started traveling from New Mexico to work in Boston and New York City. The Internet was in the early stages of development and cell phones had only recently become available to the general public. I was making four trips a year and spending a little over two months [...]