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Strategies to combat teen screen time

Strategies to combat teen screen time

  These days down time means screen time for most of us, adults and children. If screen time is a point of contention for your family, especially in the evenings after you gather back in the house after work and school, here are a few strategies that can help...

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How to create a Content Copywriter “résumé”

How to create a Content Copywriter “résumé”

  As résumés are going out of fashion, why not standout in the job market by showing your creativity and sense of humor? Here's a sample "résumé" for applying to a content copywriter job position. A relevant bachelors degree, experience and referrals are a bonus. *...

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Social media etiquette for teens

Social media etiquette for teens

  We've all been thrust into the world of technology without a guidebook. Add to this mix -teens, their growing brains and varied interests, and things can get confusing and overwhelming pretty quickly. In the midst of such a digital landscape where devices rule our...

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Finding civility in chaos

Finding civility in chaos

  Can we really define chaos?  Let's imagine you are in the deep woods taking a hike. This overgrown forest seems beautiful where every tree, plant and critter has found a perfect home and is in peace with the environment around it. But, has this place been like this...

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How to grow resilient children

How to grow resilient children

  What is resilience: We want to raise our children to be kind and loving people. We tell them to value compassion more than anything else in life. Ideal parents want to empower their children to believe in themselves and encourage them to realize their highest...

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The Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul, Turkey

The Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul, Turkey

  Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world. Today I'm wiser, so I'm changing myself. - Rumi The steep roads of old town Sultanahmet-Sirkeci in Istanbul, Turkey, might look like a strange place for spiritual surrender. But, that's where you arrive at Ankara...

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Find meaning in the mundane

Find meaning in the mundane

  All it takes is a single question:  There's a point in life when you start to question everything. You're asking if racing to that swing in the playground, making cup after cup after cup of coffee, all the diets you've been on, the walks you've taken, the places in...

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Want to solve problems? Start with changing your attitude.

Want to solve problems? Start with changing your attitude.

  What are problems?  Almost all situations we perceive as problems are global and mostly built on ideas of uncertainty and anticipation fueled by our wild imagination of a fictional reality. Our global problems are anticipatory and anthropological. Like inequality,...

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Rules of engagement with social media for teens

Rules of engagement with social media for teens

  Teenagers download social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat within 2 minutes of receiving their new smart phones. That's the lure of these people networks. So, it makes sense to stay informed about all the right ways to engage with strangers and friends while...

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Things to remember about social media

Things to remember about social media

  Here are a few things to remember while browsing the ubiquitous, pervasive and revolving door of the internet at our palms. It's a choice:  Remember social media is a choice. And because its a choice, choose active engagement, not passive consumption. Real life...

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Why life feels overwhelming even in the first world

Why life feels overwhelming even in the first world

  First world problems: Who said we need a stack of unread books on our night stand, a pile of dirty laundry at the foot of our bed and a load of dirty dishes in our kitchen sink to remind us the horrors of living in the first world? In developed countries like...

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Parents, here’s how you find your self worth first

Parents, here’s how you find your self worth first

  Why self worth? By living in the moment, by living our most truest and autonomous selves, we lead our children by example. We give permission to find their strength when we give ourselves permission that we're good enough just the way we are. Some adults who’re...

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How to gain the trust of your teen

How to gain the trust of your teen

  How we feel as parents of adolescents: If there was a definition of parents of adolescents, it might look like this. This person is highly anxious, stressed and uncertain about a lot of things involving their child. To the mix, we must add an element of dread too...

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Be terrified of your teenager’s age, not your teenager

Be terrified of your teenager’s age, not your teenager

  Terrifying teenagers?  Teenagers are legendary for their impulsive risk taking attitude. They're famously hedonistic because they love a life of pleasure and little self control. And they seem to be engaging in activities with little to no regard for the...

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Factors that make a child shy and a teen withdrawn

Factors that make a child shy and a teen withdrawn

  Why are some children shy?  We use a lot of words to describe shy and withdrawn behavior in children. We label them as socially awkward or introverts. But, what we don't often realize is that at the heart of such behavior is the fear of rejection. Little children...

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How children teach us to be mindful

How children teach us to be mindful

  Children are the only ones that love us without judgment, celebrate our smallest victories and have their antennas up for our distress. Their uncanny attunement to their surroundings makes their emotional wealth seems prodigal. Their definition of daily success is...

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How to determine if you’ve a digital addiction problem

How to determine if you’ve a digital addiction problem

  You're not completely to blame:  First, its not all about you, and your weak willed nature that's making you a screen sucking monster. Read about how Big Tech is engineering addiction. What's going on?  In countries like China and Korea, internet addiction is...

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Here’s why we’re addicted to technology

Here’s why we’re addicted to technology

  Why we crave digital distractions?  Unlike real life that can be boring and monotonous, on the internet, even if you want nothing, you can always get something. When we are bored, lonely and feel like we’re unable to make a dent in the world like we want to, we seek...

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