Hi there! Excited to share my latest contribution on ThriveGlobal, Ariana Huffington’s site promoting all things related to self-care and well-being. My latest post is: Put Down the Phone: The Power of Noticing Your Surroundings. In this post, I share about a travel day that was truly magical, all because I put down my phone and took in my surroundings.This day changed my life, and brought a peacefulness to my heart, that we are more connected when we pay attention to what is happening around us, rather than scrolling and being distracted with electronics. Here’s a blurb from the post, I’d love to have you check it out on the site!
Put Down the Phone: The Power of Noticing
A few months ago I was traveling for a conference from Providence, Rhode Island to Washington DC. Because of the weather, there were significant delays and the quickest option to get to the conference was to take the train.
Arriving at the station around dinner time, there was an intense hustle of rolling suitcases and quickened paces of busy travelers in a crowded station. Sitting on the bench waiting for an announcement for the track of my departure I scanned the train station: almost every person in the station was staring at their phone. There was an eerie silence amongst the travelers, no one was talking, no chatting or conversations. To share space with a hundred people and not hear a voice or a conversation was noise deafening.
If you’d like to see the full article on ThriveGlobal, please check it out at: Put Down the Phone: The Power of Noticing Your Surroundings.