More Social Less Media

  • Please Don’t Turn On Instagram Post Notifications

    I took this picture in my office this afternoon. Please don’t turn on post notifications. Not for me, and not for anyone else, either.

    This is a really interesting situation for me, because while my business and voice exist primarily online, I’m not going to encourage my supporters to be progressively more hooked in the social…

  • Do You Find It Hard To Focus On Conversation With Friends?

    I got a wry chuckle out of this image (from LetterFolk‘s Instagram feed), but there is also some truth behind it.

    For those of us old enough to remember a world without a smartphone in every hand, ask yourself this: do you remember it being hard to focus on conversation with friends? (Sure, some people are…

  • An Effortless Way To Practice Gratitude

    “A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”

    —Roman Payne

    Exploring the world around you is a rather effortless way to practice gratitude. It’s really difficult to truly look at the world around you and…

  • “We Need Drugs, Apparently, Because We Have Lost Each Other”

    “People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies, drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is…