Monday, February 6, 2017

Female Energy Radiates At 'The Big Game'

In an evening most reserve for all the dudes in their life the 'Big Game' was surprisingly and beautifully female oriented this year. So I, like most of Americans tuned into to the Superbowl expecting the expected (outrageous commercials, an overly produced halftime show and of course a sub conscious desire to eat Doritos). However I got more much than epic football game this year. While everyone had Tom Brady's amazing comeback on the brain I couldn't help but to think about the female power at this years games.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Social Media Detox Day 7

Day 7, I made it!!!! Wow, seven whole days without social media. And while it may not seem like that long of a time frame in the past seven days I've had a chance to reflect on how I'd like to utilize social media in a more productive way ( which I go into greater detail about in the video below.) Ultimately this past week has been a real back and forth about my feelings on social media. While I  believe it has it's uses I think some practices on social media can be unhealthy. In the end no matter what your 'go to' reason for social media is just like any good snack food, consume in moderation. I think this little experiment showed me that it's really just all about balance. I believe that if we can straddle that line between sharing great content with one another while being actively engaged IRL than we'll have a better online and all around life experience.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Social Media Detox Day 6

So Day 6 has come around rather quickly and on today's post since I spent a lot of time bashing certain aspects of social media I thought I'd take some time out to share what I actually enjoy about it. To be clear, I know it sounds like I'm doing a lot of hating on social but honestly, I'm just trying to look at it through a new lens and see if there's a better use of our time on it. Which brings me to connection. These social media site connect us and I think that is so powerful. Via social media we can learn concepts we've never dreamed up, see our favorite artist sing a song or read a poem, and get a glimpse of what it's like in places a world away from us and I see value in that.