Tag: health

A Food Pyramid for Kids’ Media Consumption

Caitlin Harrington with a thoughtful post about digital, media consumption. Use sparingly. Limit screens before bed, during meals, and running in the background for no reason. Use occasionally. Turn off “autoplay” on YouTube, turn on apps to limit screentime. Limit/abstain use of violent games or content. Use moderately. Monitor usage of age-appropriate ebooks, movies/tv, online…

Digitally Literate #196

Dark, toxic corners of the InternetDigitally Lit #196 – 5/4/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Putting down your phone may help…

Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

A look at the connections between device use and hormone levels in our bodies. Specifically, Catherine Price is examining connections to dopamine and cortisol. Dopamine is neurotransmitter that is viewed by popular culture and the media as being “the main chemical of pleasure.” But, recent research in pharmacology suggests that dopamine may instead be connected…

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing (nytimes.com)

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.

Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home around dusk, patients from his village in the regency of Gianyar and beyond await. Mr Mangku is a third-generation healer with a simple advice:…