Within my journey of reduced connectedness, I’m realizing how much more space I have available both mentally and spiritually. Without technology’s continual clamor for my attention, I’m better able to breathe, pray, and find renewal within the peacefulness that results. Better able to give God the elbow room needed within my attention span to do the […]
When I first started working in hospice, I was the pediatric nurse for the agency, which required traveling throughout a very large county to see all the kids. Since that was a loooong time ago, we didn’t even have cell phones then. Which meant that I, like everyone else who worked in the field, carried […]
We all have desert experiences at some point in our lives. Sometimes we have little say in the matter—like when a global pandemic hits and our social structures are turned upside down. But other times, we choose to create greater solitude in some way—like when we intentionally disconnect from the always-on world of technology, which […]
I’m evaluating my workflows to see what tech dependence I can eliminate in a new determination to return to a simpler way of life.
Liz Szabo January 2, 2020 Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make radiologists obsolete. “There’s nothing that I’ve seen in my 30-plus […]
Recently, I decided to make the somewhat-big decision to leave Facebook, for good. There were a lot of reasons to stay—including the ability to maintain connections with more people and grow my reach as a writer. However, when I looked at my pros and cons of leaving, the former won out. I know Facebook provides […]