• Apps,  Mind-Body,  Tech

    Don’t prostrate yourself to your phone

    I’ve been a nerd for as long as I can remember. If you had told me back in high school that I would have the internet in my pocket fifteen years later, I would have been overjoyed! Nothing bad coudl come of that! Could it? It is becoming clearer and clearer to me and many others that our phones play in to the human predilection for getting hooked on things a little too well. Babies are missing out on mirroring their parents, because they have their noses stuck to Google or Facebook. Our brains never get to fantasize, focus or imagine because we might miss a tweet or a news…

  • Apps,  Mind-Body,  Personal

    App frustrations

    I’m a bit frustrated with my meditation app today. (Ironic, I know.) I have used several over the years, and at the moment I prefer the 10% Happier app. I love the teachers, I love Dan Harris’ wry look into the world of meditation, and I love that you get a teacher you can e-mail if you have questions.  To be fair, the app is relatively new and have made great strides in terms of UI in late 2016. BUT that doesn’t stop it having a few frustrating things going. Mainly I’m thinking about the the buildup of gigs of material. Technically you stream the content, but you can download it…