At the beginning of this year, shortly after Dick Clark rang in New Years for the last time, I made my resolution: I was going to learn to meditate. I could ignore meditation no longer. I’m a self-improvement junkie, and after a year of hardcore fitness training, it was time to focus inward on spiritual development and the health benefits [...]
I’ve never been a fan of clutter – something nags me about it on a subconscious level – and it turns out my vibes were right. I didn’t know this until recently, but having too much stuff lying around can cause all sorts of problems, including increased time lost, lack of freedom of thought, feelings of oppression and lack of [...]
“Responsibly Connected” is a seminar I present which deals with how to use technology responsibly. The odd thing is, whenever I present on this topic, people come up to me afterwards and pour their hearts out about how Internet-connectedness has gotten to the point of interfering with the family. I feel like a therapist, not a CLE speaker. So I [...]
I love a good psychology article, especially when it absolves me of accountability in some way. So last month when I read a fascinating piece in the New York Times about Decision Fatigue, I was thrilled to understand why I take shortcuts in the afternoon and eat ice cream on the couch at night. The article opens with a story [...]
You would think I, as a purveyor of fine web-based legal practice management and time tracking software, would say nothing but good things when it comes to people using technology and “plugging in” to the cloud. But enough is enough. Too much of anything is bad, and the way we’re all glued to our electronic mobile devices has got to change.
One of the salient technology conversations of 2010 revolves around our newly found state of constant Internet connectivity. We love our iPhones, Droids, and Blackberries, but apparently they’re not so good for us when abused. Kind of like chocolate. Or booze. Exhibit A: A recent article in the New York Times declares Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime: Cellphones, [...]