Put Down the Phone and Turn Off Your Screens (Essay)

Put Down the Phone and Turn Off Your Screens (Essay)

How to take breaks from media, messaging, and the digital world This morning, I woke up, put on my robe, climbed slowly down the stairs, had my vitamins, and put a pot of coffee on. I did the dishes from the night before, cleaned the kitchen, prepared a cup of java,...
Live inside every moment as if it’s your last.

Live inside every moment as if it’s your last.

What’s the best advice a therapist ever gave me? “Gentry,” he said, “Sometimes, you just gotta say ‘Fuck it’.” That might not be what living in the moment means to you. Maybe it’s some other concept or maybe it’s...
Right now, you are exactly where you need to be.

Right now, you are exactly where you need to be.

I’m not on this beach in this photo right now. Though I was recently and it was magnificent. Where I am now in New Orleans is just as important to me as that Nosara beach was then. Where you are right now, in this very moment, is the place you need to be. Why?...