Learning to live mindfully alongside modern technology can be one of the biggest tensions in slowing down. For better or worse, technology keeps us connected, employed and inspired, improves life expectancies and allows us to travel the globe. Modern tech has its issues, no doubt, but giving it up seems… extreme. And not fun.
In today’s episode Brooke talks with Janell Burley Hoffman, an author, technology coach and creator of the Slow Tech Movement, and she drops some wisdom in regards to living mindfully alongside technology – as opposed to living mindlessly and in constant contact with technology.
Brooke and Janell talk about establishing tech boundaries, as well as creating time and space for play, nature, real-world connections and conversations and the mundaneness of life. Janell also has really practical insights into how to establish your family’s iRules and why these are just as (if not more) important for the adults in your home.
This episode is packed with practical advice, inspiration and a good dose of “do what’s right for you”, that will help you figure out the best approach to tech for you and your family.
- Janell Burley Hoffman
- The Slow Tech Manifesto
- Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy
- Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
- The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
- David Ryan Polgar
- Full blog post over on Slow Your Home
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