Breaking Your Technology Addiction

 You’ve probably been aware of the “technology craze” and millennials’ addiction to social media and texting for quite some time. The problem is, many of us don’t think of ourselves as addicts. To be honest, I’ve found myself in this position recently. I always thought I had it under control, but once I started thinking [...]

Are You Really All Ears?

My best friend, who is in medical school, tells me one of his classmates consistently receives top scores on his rotation evaluations, while he received good, but not perfect evaluations. Both being excellent students, he didn’t understand what caused this discrepancy. The difference? The other student has a background in theatrical arts, and probably without [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Victoria

I never really understood Black Friday, especially with its ties to Thanksgiving. Why do we spend a day being grateful for what we have and immediately follow it with a day full of indulgence and consumerism? And every year it gets worse; Black Friday has slowly encroached on Thanksgiving itself, allowing blowout sales to disrupt [...]

Put Your Phone Down

A few weeks ago, the New York Times released an opinion entitled “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” The essay was adapted from author Sherry Turkle’s most recent book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age. The article went viral; I saw it all over my Facebook news feed and across my email lists, [...]

Technology Takeover: How to Make Summer More Enjoyable

As I grow older, I notice that technology has become a much bigger presence than it ever was when I was growing up. Now, children at younger ages are more addicted to technology, and would rather be inside on an iPad instead of being active. Try to go a day or more without your phones [...]