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What is Your Relationship with Technology?

One of our local television stations runs a morning show in which I occasionally participate. Usually I speak about mental health issues or how people are affected by local or national events. On this particular morning, I was asked to speak about the effects of technology. I brought along a basket full of family devices [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Family Life, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What is Your Relationship with Technology?

Four Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

Anxieties often start in the mind and fast-forward to the body, resulting in rapid breathing, or hyperventilation. When you hyperventilate, you take in more oxygen than you need. Your ratio of oxygen to carbon dioxide gets unbalanced, resulting in increased heart rate, tingling in your extremities, and feeling light-headed. Paradoxically, when you hyperventilate, you can [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Happiness, PTSD, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

Helping Children Make Healthy Choices with Technology

The American Association of Pediatrics put out a statement about how parents should interact with media, or what we call technology. Read the list of suggestions from the AAP, and determine when you are going to implement each one. Number each item in the order you want to incorporate them into your family routine. Consider [...]

By |June 25th, 2016|Categories: Family Life, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Helping Children Make Healthy Choices with Technology

Stuck in a Virtual Reality

I’ve always loved books and reading. As a kid, I could lose myself for hours in an exotic faraway place, transported by the combination of someone else’s written word and my own imagination. There was the real world I lived in, and a secondary place I could go. If given the time, I loved the [...]

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stuck in a Virtual Reality

Technology Addiction is Real

We’ve all joked about the anxiety we’ve felt when our cell phone is misplaced and scoffed in disbelief at “life before the internet.” While these comments are often made lightly, the weight of technology addiction is starting to truly sink in. Earlier this month, a U.S. Navy serviceman was treated for the first case of [...]