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Cliff Brown Art

February 7, 2010

here’s what happens when one of my favorite people, a lifetime CPA decides it’s time to enjoy life….not a digibreak, but a lifebreak. in fact, for him digital stuff is new, fun, exciting, but nothing but a tool. check out what a CPA can do if they set their minds to it.

Cliff Brown Art.

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FRONTLINE: digital nation: watch the full program | PBS

February 6, 2010

This is a full 90 minute program about our “distracted nation”. Really worth the time to watch and check some of the articles and submissions….

FRONTLINE: digital nation: watch the full program | PBS.

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Meditation Techniques – for Beginners @ ABC-of-Meditation

February 5, 2010

Here’s a great overview of meditation techniques…I don’t think there’s a “right ” way.

When I was first exposed to vipasana techniques….which starts with a 3 day meditation, I felt a bit like a wanna be, but it’s all good. I am a beginner though I’ve been doing it for years…..

I still want to experience the deeper forms like vipasana one day….can ‘t help but think about “eat pray love”….

Meditation Techniques – for Beginners @ ABC-of-Meditation.

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Vipassana Meditation Website

January 31, 2010

Vipassana Meditation Website.

This is really serious stuff….way  beyond anything i’ve done, but I'[m watching the videos trying to get a grip. I was referred to this site by John Miles
Chief of What’s Next i n t e g r i t i v e, inc.
a TEDster I met through the TED social network.

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Warning, Your Cell Phone May Be Hazerdous To Your Health: Gear + Gadgets: GQ

January 27, 2010

Warning, Your Cell Phone May Be Hazerdous To Your Health: Gear + Gadgets: GQ. as if we didn’t know…all the more reason to take a break!

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Getting Grounded

January 26, 2010

My disconnect from my feet began when I was in my teens and I got my first pair of arch supports. This was followed by years of high tech running shoes and culminated in wearing MBT’s.

As the distance literally grew between my feet and the ground I got more and more unsteady. I remember feeling for years in dance or yoga glass like there was a disconnect from my knees down.

Last week I started seeing a Z health practitioner, which in my interpretation is a systematic qigong joint mobility program with Western terminology. It basically uses proprioceptive rewiring to reconnect your brain with your body and fix alignment issues and overcome pain responses. I noticed after 2 days that my feet began to absolutely hate all my shoes. It was as if they were screaming at me every time I put something on my feet, “These soles are too rigid!” or “I can’t move!”

I invested in a pair of Sprint Vibram Five Finger shoes which basically allow you to walk barefoot everywhere. They take some breaking in. At first they feel like you are wearing those toes spacers you wear when you get a pedicure.

I just came back from a walk with my dogs and it was a different experience. I felt fully in my body. My feet were picking up information when we walked over the assphault versus the cement sidewalk versus different kinds of earth and vegetation. It was like I had 2 extra hands supplying me with extra input. I didn’t realize until this moment just how disconnected I had gotten.

There is a deadness that sweeps over us as we get more and more involved with our gadgets that occurs so slowly from childhood to adulthood that it is almost imperceptible. To be able to integrate that left-brained knowledge with our body’s grounded intuition is a beautiful experience.

Next time you take a break try walking around barefoot.

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Great Stuff on Relaxation and More From The Mayo Clinic

January 26, 2010

Relaxation techniques: Learn ways to reduce your stress

Relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms and help you enjoy a better quality of life. Explore relaxation techniques you can do on your own.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Relaxation techniques are an essential part of your quest for stress management. Relaxation isn’t just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the wear and tear on your mind and body from the challenges and hassles of daily life.

Whether your stress is spiraling out of control or you’ve already got it tamed, you can benefit from learning relaxation techniques. Learning basic relaxation techniques is easy, often free or low cost, and poses little risk. Explore these simple relaxation techniques to get you started on de-stressing your life and improving your health.

full article: https://digibreak.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

Relaxation techniques are an essential part of your quest for stress management. Relaxation isn’t just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the wear and tear on your mind and body from the challenges and hassles of daily life.

full article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation-technique/SR00007

Meditation: Take a stress-reduction break wherever you are

Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most.

By Mayo Clinic staff

If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even just a few minutes in meditation can restore calm and inner peace.

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Meditation originally was meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. These days, meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are — whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting.

full article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meditation/HQ01070