I want to tell you about my weekend, but I don't want you to feel jealous....too bad, gotta share! Imagine being bathed in love and laughter Imagine a destination wedding where everyone is being bathed in love and laughter FOR 3 DAYS!!!! The friends and family that were there welcomed each other with open hearts and open arms. There were deep conversations and midnight swims and early morning breakfasts with fresh squeezed orange juice. And did I mention no phone and very little internet for 3 DAYS? It was wonderful. Here's what I noticed - it was so easy to be present, especially when I caught myself checking for text messages without thinking, which brought me right back to myself. Coming home I read this, and it felt right to share:
“Nothing adds more value to life than close social relationships. This is why it is so important to focus on the people you are with when you are with them. In fact, a 2014 study titled ‘The iPhone Effect’ shows how the mere presence of a smartphone can ruin a conversation. In an experiment with 200 participants, researchers found that simply placing a mobile communication device on the table or having participants hold it in their hand was a detriment to their conversations. Any time the phone was visible, the quality of the conversation was rated as less fulfilling when compared with conversations that took place in the absence of mobile devices. -Tim Rath from Are You Fully Charged?
What do you think? Worth the risk of being untethered? Letting your phone be out of sight? Risking a moment of space where you have a chance to drop in to your life? Let me know what you think 'cause I'm interested......
xoxo, Shaelynn Parker Urban Medicine Woman www.yourhealingmatrix.com
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