Hello, my name is S and I am an addict… The Digital Detox ( aka Part 4)

Before embarking on a day without my iPhone, iPad or laptop I did a little research on digital detoxes. What I found was a whole lot of semi-solicited advice, and permanent ‘solutions’ which I did not feel ready for. I am a novice after all. So, on the last day of our weekend trip to … More Hello, my name is S and I am an addict… The Digital Detox ( aka Part 4)

Self Care Sunday

One of my biggest pet peeves has got to be that there are SO many articles floating around the web telling you how to take care of yourself, and then give you weird unrealistic suggestions. Go buy some flowers. Try this $900 smoothie that will most likely taste terrible, but will make you glow! Go … More Self Care Sunday

Hello, my name is S and I am an addict. (Part 3)

Now we know you’re an addict too, what does this actually mean? How much is your smartphone addiction affecting your day to day life, let me count the ways… 1. Your cell phone is disrupting your sleep. Have you ever checked your phone in the morning and thought ‘I don’t remember sending that text to so … More Hello, my name is S and I am an addict. (Part 3)

Hello, my name is S and I am an addict. (Part 2)

Now that we have all had ample time to check our social media feeds, respond to all of our e-mails, and post at least one selfie and one brunchstagram, we should probably talk about what smartphone addiction is, and how you can determine if you have a problem too. Smartphone addiction has a name! Colloquially … More Hello, my name is S and I am an addict. (Part 2)

Hello, my name is S and I am an addict. (Part 1)

Although I have never attended a narcotics anonymous meeting, my various Netflix binge-watching tells me the first step is admitting you have a problem. So, hello my name is S, and I am addicted to my smartphone. I experience extreme anxiety if I don’t know where my phone is at all times, this is usually … More Hello, my name is S and I am an addict. (Part 1)

“Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA” – Or is that just me?

I have been a “Friends” fanatic for as long as I can remember. I remember sneaking into the kitchen to watch the living room TV where my mom couldn’t see me when I was about seven years old. In retrospect I know why my mom, a primary teacher, did not want her seven-year-old daughter watching … More “Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA” – Or is that just me?