Does Social Media Give Us ADD?

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I am becoming increasingly aware of my ridiculously short attention span. I am also aware that technology is probably the cause. In my last post, I discussed ditching social media for being more social and saving our relationships. But what about saving our sanity? I’ve been noticing more how I skim most articles. How I […]

The Time to Shut Down

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In our lives immersed in technology, we rarely shut everything off. We turn on when we wake up, and are on our devices until we go to sleep. And every hour in between. I’m not immune to this. Very few people these days are. And yet, there’s value in shutting everything down, so that we […]

Elevate instead of Medicate

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Looking outside of ourselves to feel better is more common than white on rice. Before I came to yoga and meditation, that was my old operating system, complete with lots of software to train my focus outside of myself rather than looking inward for answers. Whether it’s in our DNA or from family or environmental […]

33 Reminders of How to Be a More Mindful Person

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Next week, I’ll celebrate my 33rd birthday. It’s true what the old folks say… life just keeps getting better all the time. I find myself getting wiser, more self-aware, calmer, and more balanced as the moments, days and years pile up. Not to be a Pollyanna, but I do believe, as the Zen saying goes—every […]

Reprogramming the Twitch: Lessons Learned from Two Months Without a Phone

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Must one unplug from reality to properly observe reality? Going without a phone for any extended period of time seems to be the modern day equivalent of a vow of silence. Two months ago I decided to 86 my phone for sixty days as an experiment, just to see what would happen, just to see […]

Coming Back to Simplicity

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The theme for this week of the 40 Days To Personal Revolution program I am facilitating in Miami is “Restoration.” In putting this into to practice, it awakened me, once again, to how essential it is to give up what I must to create space for restoration. This inquiry brought to light where I am […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Mindfulness in a World of Technology

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Take a look next time you’re eating a delicious meal at a restaurant, waiting in line, at the movies or even at a party. I’ll bet you that 90% of these people are staring at their cell phones. In fact, I used to have a friend that would constantly text other people while we were […]

Update On U of M Inhumane Animal Testing

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Exciting news! Please read below, how PETA explains U of M has committed to stop using kittens for experiments and advancements in the name of medicine. They will be employing technology as so many other schools now do! Thank you if you were one of those that sent a letter to U of M helping […]

Don’t Upgrade

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The newest, latest, greatest version of Product X is available today. It’s only X dollars and it does all the cool things you never knew it could do. And if you act now, Product X will change your life. But we know we don’t need Product X to live a meaningful life (even if we […]