Screen-Free Mindfulness – 4 Ways to Be More Mindful Without an App

Now more than ever, we hear calls to be mindful. Dealing with work stress? Try mindfulness. Your kids driving you crazy? Ditto. Your relationship stale? You guessed it — try mindfulness. I’m on board with mindfulness, but I’m not with the “solution” offered: an app. The Problem with Mindfulness Apps Don’t get me wrong, I […]

My Network Upgrades with UniFi & Xfinity for Better At-Home Work and School

Most home networks are fine for watching TV, playing video games, and casual web browsing. Your internet service provides all the equipment and bandwidth necessary for you to be “connected.” What I had set up at home certainly used to fit within that “good enough” category. That’s no longer true. Since the pandemic started, I’ve […]

4 Ways to Hold On to a Growth Mindset in the Face of Failure or Criticism

Just because you believe in the benefits of having a growth mindset doesn’t mean you’re not plagued with thoughts like, “I’m just bad at this,” or, “They are so talented; I’ll never be as good as they are.” Carol Dweck, the psychologist who coined the term, acknowledges that maintaining a growth mindset is challenging: “We […]