Has FOMO Got You Down?

Has FOMO Got You Down?

We’re all guilty of it – drawn into the glowing wonder of a smartphone or laptop screen like a moth to the flame. We scroll through social media, fashioning posts about our latest adventures, liking, clicking, buying and even dating. The amount of time we spend...
Video Game Addiction in the Communication Age

Video Game Addiction in the Communication Age

And The Golden Buzzer Goes To… Responsible Digital Use Society is hooked on a video game in Steven Spielberg’s stellar new film, Ready Player One. Citizens are so crazed about winning in the digital environment, they risk to be the best player in the game. Spielberg’s...
What’s Brotopia?

What’s Brotopia?

Anyone familiar with Greek mythology knows it doesn’t turn out so well for Narcissus. So transfixed with his own beauty, Narcissus died staring at his reflection in a pond. Of course this is where we get the term narcissism, a personality disorder seeping into the...
Back to School — Screamagers and Screenagers

Back to School — Screamagers and Screenagers

Back to School Anxieties & Drama Having lived in Southern California for over 45 years, it’s always startling that school starts at the hottest time of the year. Beaches are full, vacations are fresh on everyone’s mind. It’s a time of, camps, lazy days,...
Learn the Relational Effects of “phubbing”

Learn the Relational Effects of “phubbing”

Are you a smartphone junkie? Take the quiz now! Taking a look at our relationships and how we honor the people we love and work and play with is important. Keeping that in mind, I wonder how many of us in this media conscious instant gratification world may be guilty...
Addiction Blog: Why Check Out Falling Up Book Review

Addiction Blog: Why Check Out Falling Up Book Review

Positive change in addiction recovery: Falling Up, A Memoir of Renewal (BOOK REVIEW) By: Addiction Blog| Published: February 4, 2016 CAVEAT: Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal is not a how to book or a self-help manual. This is not a substitute for the advice of a health...
Digital Technology: How It Affects The Next Generation

Digital Technology: How It Affects The Next Generation

I recently had the opportunity to write an article for Kids in the House, an educational website aimed at helping parents and caregivers become better at parenting by educating, inspiring and entertaining. This blog takes a broad look at the positives and negatives of...