Texting has become the preferred mode of communication for many and especially for teens who send in excess of a hundred texts per day. Although adults are also texting more frequently. It's quick, easy and in many instances more convenient than a phone call or an email. Texting can be a valuable tool when used properly. It has given us [...]
Ghosting is the process of ending a romantic relationship by cutting off, blocking, or ignoring your former partner’s attempts to contact you. Ghosting can also happen with a friend or business associate. By ghosting someone, you’re ending a relationship without acknowledging, explaining or informing your partner of your intentions. To ghost a person is to completely abandon them. And when [...]
Life can be quite lonely at times. We may have our family, lots of acquaintances and a few close friends. We’re often separated by great distances from the people we care about. And some of us don’t feel especially close to anyone. We long for meaningful connections and to find someone with whom we share something special that we can [...]
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 [...]