Posts in "CURATE"

Make Time for Self-Care

What are the stories I tell myself that interfere with self-love? Self-care is the way in which we care for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Practicing self-care is a proactive way that we can show ourselves self-love and to help us be our best. Self-care means knowing and understanding all aspects of ourselves. It…

Monkeys Throwing Feces

At the start of the new year, my partner turned to me during dinner and casually changed the topic from the discussion about school work for the children. From her demeanor and tone, I knew that this was something far from casual and that she had been wrestling with something for some time. “I’m thinking…

Fit Versus Fit

As we enter the marketplace or build up a digital identity that is representative of our skills, we upload our resume/CV. We can use badges/credentials to signify growth/learning. We can use networks, like LinkedIn to express our values and have others review/vet them. One of the challenges in this is that when we look for…

Taming the Digital Dragon

In an earlier post, I discussed information technology addiction and my general problems with the use of terms addiction and detox to describe our relationship and use of technology. Digital detox refers to taking time off from your computer, phone, television, and other technological devices. It sounds simple, but by taking time away from screens,…

Information Technology Addiction

We often hear the words addiction and detox used when discussing an individual’s use of tech. I’m very much on board with the work of Tristan Harris and the idea of identifying our mobile devices as a “slot machine in my pocket.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGx5n_CX72M Although I believe that impulsive or obsessive technology usage does have negative…

Trust, But Verify

This post in Aeon magazine by Gloria Origgi, an Italian philosopher and a tenured senior researcher at CNRS suggests that we’re no longer in the information age, we should now be focused on reputation. This is an interesting glimpse into opportunities to use technology to provide insight and verification into claims made online. From the…

Hacking Happiness in the Information Age

Some great insight from Evernote’s Taking Note blog on happiness, screentime, and balance in our lives. The post shares insight from Ellen Petry Leanse, author of The Happiness Hack. Some ideas of interest: First, we need to stop thinking about happiness as a single monolithic concept. There are different kinds of happiness — and some are more fulfilling and…