Mission Turn Off Week…are you up for the task?

This week is Turn Off Week, formerly TV Turn Off Week. Your mission: keep all screens off in your home for the next week, for you and your kids. There are events going on in just about every state this week so check out what's happening in your area. … [Read more...]

“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”…if it’s unplugged!

  WebMD published a great list called “6 Health Mistakes Smart People Make” that really does apply to all of us. The list includes: 1. drinking diet soda to shed pounds 2. not getting a second opinion for major medical issues 3. stopping antidepressants “cold turkey” 4. skipping follow-ups 5. taking too much acetaminophen (AKA Tylenol) 6. drinking too much alcohol in one … [Read more...]

The High Tech Challenge: can you go 24 hours low tech?

In a high tech, over connected world, is it possible to go all day, 24 hours, without turning on the computer and still be productive?I gave it a try recently!What about writing? I used a pen and pad of paper.What about people who need to reach me? I realized I had the phone numbers of people I was likely to need to call, and people who need to reach me had my number.What social networking? I … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Turn Off All Screens!

When I was a little girl, we’d loose power a lot during the winter and over the summer with strong thunder storms. Some of those storms were fun. We’d light candles and a fire and just hang, read and play board games. Cable TV and computers were not staples so no harm done. The biggest issue was not having a phone…cell phones also were not around. Living in New England, losing power is par for … [Read more...]

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