The Hidden Stressors of Technology You Should Be Aware Of

The technology age has given us access to abundant information, has simplified many aspects of our lives, and has even improved our ability to connect with others throughout the world. It does, however, come with a few downsides. For instance, a 2019 study found that spending too much time on the internet, to the point of[…]

Ways to Successfully Cultivate Social Wellness for Life

What is social wellness?  It is about nurturing ourselves, others and our relationships. Social wellness consists of not only balancing our own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, but also actively participating as an interdependent piece of the bigger puzzle of humankind.  Thus, even as we care about our personal connections, we also care about[…]

Making Smart Use of Technology without Losing the Personal Touch

The High-Tech/High-Trust Balance   Technology can enhance a strong, trust based relationship with your clients, but Paul G. Krasnow warns that it’s no substitution for face-to-face time. This article lists 11 tips that will help anyone use high-tech tools in a smart and meaningful way.   Technology does a lot but it can’t do everything.[…]

How to Handle Political Bullying on Facebook

Everyone has one—that Facebook friend that posts obnoxious, and sometimes offensive, political statements, articles, memes and more every day, multiple times a day. You know—that friend that has a strong opinion about anything and everything political. Even if you agree with her political views, you cringe at the inflammatory way she states her opinions.  […]

Manage The Stress Of Social Media Social Comparison

Give Yourself A Break From Stressful Social Comparisons! A very telling study found that women report involvement with the social media site Pinterest as being stressful. The key stressor here is the social comparison that they find themselves engaging in. There are so many amazing projects to do, crafts to make, and ways to look at life,[…]

How Phones Compromise Our Ability to Connect

A new study shows that when people are on their phones, they smile less, affecting their ability to connect with others.   Mobile phones are ubiquitous. Stand in line at any grocery store or sit in any hospital waiting room, and you see people staring at their phones, presumably catching up on news or work[…]

3 Mind Tricks That Keep You Addicted to Your Phone

Social media channels, app companies—they don’t want you to stop scrolling, so they’ve enlisted the top mind hacks from psychology to keep you craving for more. Here are three ways your mind is being tapped to linger longer and five tips for getting unhooked.   The average person spends a combined total of one entire[…]

Strategies to Limit Your Teen’s Screen Time

Without adult guidance, most teenagers would spend almost all of their waking hours behind a screen. Whether they’re texting on their smartphones, or they’re watching videos on their laptops, their electronics use can easily get out of control. If your child says “everyone is doing it,” he may be correct. But that doesn’t mean there[…]