How to Be a Good Parent in a Digitally-Addicted World

I write and speak a lot on digital life, what it’s doing to us psychologically, spiritually, socially and as a society. What we can do to create a sense of wellbeing and freedom in the midst of what often feels like a world gone mad.  Regardless of where I am or to whom I’m speaking […]

Why We Get Caught in Power Struggles, and How to Let Them Go

This morning I had a fight with a 5-year-old, my 5-year old.  I decided to write about it because the resolution felt important to me, and a great reminder for all of us who don’t live in caves and thus participate in human relationships of any kind. The fight: my daughter appears at the breakfast table, […]

Is Technology Disempowering Us?

I recently reached out to a number of parents, six to be exact, about my concern for our children and what personal technology is doing to their minds, moods, behavior, relationships, and just about everything else.  Specifically, I pointed out what I witness: the constant need for distraction, relating to the device rather than the person […]

Have You Lost Your Child to the Smartphone?

I recently reached out to a number of parents, six to be exact, about my concern for our children and what personal technology is doing to their minds, moods, behavior, relationships, and just about everything else. Specifically, I pointed out what I witness: the constant need for distraction, relating to the device rather than the […]

Self-Parenting 101: Learning to Take Your Own Side

How would you treat yourself if you were someone you loved? This is one of my favorite questions. It is not only instinctive to take good care of someone you love, but also to take good care of yourself. Unfortunately, we are trained to un-learn our loving instincts when it comes to ourselves. Many people […]

Craving Silence? Reach for Your Cell Phone!

As many of you know, I have been a concerned critic on the topic of technology and its affect on our ability to relate to each other and on consciousness in general.  But today, in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I feel moved to express my gratitude to technology and specifically, the modern device […]