No Text Weekend

News of Pelham. August 31, 2016.

I have a problem that borders on addiction. And from what I’ve read, I share this problem with millions across the globe.

This is the cycle of what happens to me: I put my smart phone down (anywhere… on a table, a desk, a kitchen counter, the floor). I proceed with my day in some form of non-phone activity. I pick up a book to read. Or I sit at my computer to research a new story. Maybe I empty the cabinets of almond flour, coconut, and honey to bake something sweet and Paleo. And then, approximately 60 seconds into any of these endeavors, I glance toward my phone in eager anticipation.

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Do Your Kids Practice Safe Tech?

News of Pelham. July 11, 2016.

There’s a fairly heated international debate on the topic of wireless safety, all summoning a spiraling list of personal and public health questions: Are cell phones dangerous? Can wireless signals harm the body? Is there scientific proof of these damaging biological effects? Hasn’t the government set safety standards for wireless emissions? Are children more at risk than adults? Should pregnant women and parents be concerned? Should we have Wi-Fi in schools? How can we protect ourselves, especially our youth?

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How to Digitally Detox

News of Pelham. June 9, 2016.

Let’s face it. We’re all addicted to our digital technologies. I’m guilty of this too. We crave constant connection – in a car, in a park, on the train, at a café, in our homes. We’re distracted from experiencing the present moment – too busy photographing our experiences to post to our social media pseudo-realities, or wondering what new and exciting opportunity awaits a mere digital ping away.

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How Healthy is Your Home?

News of Pelham. May 26, 2016.

Do you only buy organic foods? Do you start your mornings with a sun salutation? Do you detox with a juice cleanse once a month? We invest so much of our precious time and resources to get healthy and stay healthy. But, have we stopped to consider the impact of our home’s environmental health on our bodies and physical development?

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