Staying Connected on a Human Level in the Age of Technology (from a Baby Boomer Perspective)

Staying Connected on a Human Level in the Age of Technology (from a Baby Boomer Perspective)

Technology is a wonderful thing. I am a member of the Boomer generation, and while I try to keep up with all the Millennials who probably have never experienced life without technology in their grasp, there are times I feel overwhelmed and disconnected. That sounds like an oxy-moron. The very thing that keeps us connected to the rest of the world through millions of apps, (2.8 million for Android and 2.2 million for Apple as of March 2017,) and websites has me feeling disconnected. I’m not against technology. I have a Smartphone, a computer, an iPad, even a Smart TV, and I use them all every day. Our devices have become a third leg, we don’t go anywhere without them. I’m guilty of that as well. I feel lost without my iPhone, check it first thing in the morning and keep it nearby at all times. And of course, I’m not the only one. Almost everywhere you look, people are staring at their phones. Some use it for entertainment, others reading the news, or checking out the latest shopping deals; the list goes on and on. There really is a good, bad and ugly of Smartphones. Many people probably don’t even remember a time when people struck up conversations in line waiting to buy movie tickets. They either have their faces glued to their phone, or they have bought the tickets . . . ONLINE! We have become content to spend more time alone, our only companion our hand-held devices. Or, when we are with others, we’re not engaged in conversation because we are checking Facebook, Tweeting or Texting....
Love Yourself – Father’s Anti-Bullying Song For His Daughter Goes Viral

Love Yourself – Father’s Anti-Bullying Song For His Daughter Goes Viral

Truth be told, we probably all know someone who has been bullied. This dad taught his daughters how to “Love Yourself” no matter what! More than advice, he provided them with tools to make a difference. I’M BEAUTIFUL – I’M WORTHY – THOSE MEAN WORDS CAN’T HURT ME! I’M PRICELESS – I’M SMART – I LOVE MYSELF – I’M FOCUSSED ON MY HEALTH! Read my article on The Good Men Project and Check out the video here! Photo: Youtube/ Khari...
Scott McKenzie – He Had Us Laughing

Scott McKenzie – He Had Us Laughing

I need to laugh and when the sun is out I’ve got something I can laugh about I feel good in a special way I’m in love and it’s a sunny day Good day sunshine, good day sunshine, good day sunshine – The Beatles When we laugh, our energy is lifted. It is as though we are attached to a virtual helium balloon that pulls us up. No one knew this better or connected more deeply with others through laughter than Scott McKenzie, host of the morning show at Orlando’s Mix105.1 I had the honor of interviewing Scott in May of this year about his battle with cancer. What he shared with me appeared on both The Good Men Project and Talking About Men’s Health. In typical Scott fashion, he told me it wasn’t about him, but that he was honored to share his story to give hope to others fighting the same ferocious battle, in whatever form they had. He never wanted to be known as “The Cancer Guy” – but if there was something he could do to help others, he was there. Especially if it involved laughter! “The treatments for cancer had changed so much in the seven years since this journey began,” he told me, and he was anticipating being accepted into a clinical trial that would hopefully knock this monster out of his fragile system. He had made a few attempts, but each one was unsuccessful as his blood counts were not strong enough on a consistent level to enter the trial. He made his last and final attempt in July, staying in Philadelphia...