Award-winning Author of The Joy of Missing Out and Writer-in-Residence at the Henri Nouwen Society
Christina Crook is the award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World.
Her commentary on technology and our daily lives has appeared in the New York Times, Psychology Today, Women's Health, NPR and the CBC. Her essays and poetry have appeared in UPPERCASE magazine, Utne Reader, the Literary Review of Canada, and Vancouver magazine. She is a TEDx alum and a graduate of the Simon Fraser University School of Communication.
She is currently completing a writing residency with the Henri Nouwen Society based at the University of Toronto.
Join her in living with More Joy, Fewer Screens and Better Habits at www.dailyjomo.com.
I'm a mother of three young children, I have an executive husband that travels often for work, I have no family living nearby to help out. I have a lot of good reasons to say "I'm so busy." But the truth is, there are windows in my day for slowing down.
Like most 21st-century humans, I am burning the candle at both ends. When I feel the world spinning too quickly and have a moment's respite, I don't look up, I look online. I scroll through Facebook because, well, that's what I do. This indifference to an obviously compulsive behaviour lets a day slip quickly by.