More Social Less Media

  • MSLM 24 Hour Challenge – World Mental Health Day

    Today, let’s use media to raise awareness for #WorldMentalHealthDay.

    Tomorrow, let’s practice #MoreSocialLessMedia and take a 24 hour break from ALL media to connect with our selves, our environments, and our closest people.

    No social media. No podcasts. No TV.  No YouTube. No news. No Netflix. No music.

    I’m starting my challenge tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

    Join me?

    Sign up below…

  • What I found in 24 hours with no media

    I’m back from my 24 hours with no media.

    My intention was to create some headspace to be more present to the world around me. Rather than being perpetually bombarded by the external stimuli of social media, podcasts, or even music, which many people were perturbed about.

    (Side comment: if you can’t be without music for 24…

  • Your More Social Less Media 24 Hour Challenge

    Take the More Social Less Media Challenge — go 24 hours without any media.

    No social media. No podcasts. No TV.  No YouTube. No news. No Netflix. No Music.

    Just you, your environment, the people in your life, and your sense of purpose.

    Email and texting for work are ok. Use your phone sparingly to connect with your people.

    It’s only…

  • Let’s Be More Social – Make Room for Prosocial Behaviors

    Per usual, these posts need to rattle around inside my skull for days/weeks/years before I am able to make the connection between thoughts, feelings, and my motor cortex allowing me to put literal pen to paper.

    What consistently turns these thoughts into actions is generally some type of environmental trigger, like the one I am…

  • Change Your Environment, Change Your Behavior

    So, here we are – Spring 2018. Time to make some sweeping life changes for the year, again. 

    You know, things like…

    “I’m going to stop doing <something>.”

    “I’m going to start doing <something>.”

    “I’m going to do more of this and less of that.”

    Has this approach ever worked for you before?

    If yes, congratulations.

    And it’s important to know you…

  • I’m Tired of Texting

    There, I said it: I’m tired of texting. I have a wonderful group of friends, some of whom are spread all over the world, and some of whom live close to me. The world is pretty crazy these days. Everyone is busy, and when I ask someone how they are, most respond with “so busy.”…

  • What I Want From Technology

    It’s really difficult to be distracted when you’re in a beautiful place like this one (in Utah’s Canyonlands, where I spent this past weekend). Natural environments easily lend themselves to being present and simply immersed in the experience. Without billboards and blinking lights and Facebook notifications, it’s much easier to pay attention to what’s going…

  • Bitter Medicine

    Sometimes, a dose of your own medicine tastes pretty bitter.

    A friend sent me this card last week amidst an ongoing, very frank conversation about my busy schedule and limited availability (physical, mental and emotional) for meaningful connection. Here’s the reality: I’m stupidbusy working on figuring out my future. I spent the last 7 years building…

  • Talking To Strangers And Other Terrifying People

    I had a really powerful experience last year. At the gym one morning, a man about my age approached me and introduced himself. He knew who I was from my work on health and nutrition, and he thanked me for my books. We started talking, and within less than five minutes, he confided in me…

  • Sit With Your Loneliness

    “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” —Douglas Coupland

    “When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely… Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But…