In praise of the dumbphone and leaving the smartphone behind forever

Amanda from Counting Cathedrals, saw my recent article about how I locked my cell phone in a safe for 24 hours to escape the need for a constant dopamine hit. Then she reached out with her own personal experience. Amanda, who is on a quest to see a basketball game in all 350+ college arenas,… Continue reading In praise of the dumbphone and leaving the smartphone behind forever

You won’t know, until you try

Have you been thinking about starting something lately? Perhaps you have been thinking about starting a blog? Or maybe you have been thinking about trying your hand at an Etsy shop? Or rather than writing or entrepreneurship, you simply want to try yoga, tennis, golf, pickleball, meditation, or some other hobby? Well, what is stopping… Continue reading You won’t know, until you try

Yep, I locked my cell phone in a safe for 24 hours

The search for a long-term solution to manage my cell phone usage Yep. I did it. I locked my phone in the safe for 24 hours this weekend. At this point, I am sure you are thinking. Why? After months of struggling with how to use my phone less, I decided that the only way… Continue reading Yep, I locked my cell phone in a safe for 24 hours

If you don’t ask, you don’t get

It’s that simple. For nearly everything in life, getting what you want is as simple as asking. Will the answer always be “yes?” Certainly not. But how do you know if you don’t try? Nearly everything big in my life, has come from asking And I mean big! “If you don’t ask, you don’t get… Continue reading If you don’t ask, you don’t get