The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Unplugging Essential for a Resilient LIFE

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Featured Image
Baratunde Thurston, a columnist for FAST COMPANY, took dead aim at our ever-connected world by proclaiming a 25-day digital detox. He’s a comedian, a best-selling author (How to Be Black), and has over 800,000 followers in Goggle+ . For Thurston to unplug is the equivalent of the sun going dark! As he writes, “I love my devices and digital services. I love being connected to the global hive mind… but I am more aware of the price we pay: lack of depth, reduced accuracy, lower quality, impatience, selfishness, and mental exhaustion, to name a few. In choosing to digitally enhance our lives, we risk not living them.”

Wow: read that last sentence again: “In choosing to digitally enhance our lives, we risk not living them.” Just spent the July 4th weekend trying to live life! Event: The wedding of a dear friend in Minneapolis—cell phone charger forgotten at home and my computer sitting in my Dana Point office. Probably not the same as a complete 25-day detox but… It was both terrifying as well as liberating.

For this summer, I intend to do more detoxing. What about you?

Share This Post

Like this post? Please share it!

< Back to All Posts


Eileen McDargh Keynote Speaker Blog Author

About Eileen!

Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

View all posts by Eileen

Subscribe to My Blog!

Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts




Postive Work Environment Fun Work Environment Idea Seder Eve customer service LGBTQ USAA conscience Breathe Energy Marriage Hurricane Harvey Compassion goals Strangers Adam Grant John Havlik Adaptability John Blumberg Mother's Day Twas The Night Before Christmas Politics Christmas Technology New Year resolutions Animals Travel Loneliness Energizing Others Hurricane Irma teams Loss resilient leaders Arlington Cemetary Divorce Leaders Open Doors Book Road Trip Trust Learned Optimism Boston Marathon More Fun at Work Sleeping creativity Play Aging Energizing holidays St. Patrick's Day civil discourse Siblings Charity Sustainability Women Corporate Culture Superbowl Happiness Relationships Survive Intentions Climate Change Napping Family Networking Dogs Stress Sheryl Sandberg Adventure Mark Scharenbroich Vegan Positive Brain Repatterning Sexual Harassment Disrupt Thanksgiving Humor Breath women in leadership Honoring Veterans Sales Suddenly Single Nursing Gifts From The Mountain Persuasion Diversity Your Resiliency GPS Ownership Joy Career Advice coaching Change Married Leadership Skills Book Reviews Vacation Tornadoes in Texas Communication Emotional Intelligence Empathy Ecotourism Jewish Social Media Deloitte The Last Jedi earthquakes Children Soft Skills Connection Laughter ecology Spelling Bee Engaged Workers love Words Listening Bullying employee retention Back To School Bill Treasurer resilient organizations Employee Attitude Human Interaction gratitude Optimism Reshaping the Brain Writing Henry VIII Office Celebrations Humanity Feedback Voting Art Multi-tasking Option B cancer employees Radical Resiliency Building Resilience Meetings U.S.A.A. Faith Volunteer waiting Requisite Variety Time Management resilience Kindness Branding Alzheimer's Walk For Hunger angels preresilience Burnout Yoga WASP Memorial Day Conversation Speaking resiliency Patriots Environtment Exercise Content Generation Spirit Depression John Mattone Resolutions Guns Talk Ain't Cheap Book Interview Motivating Others e-mail Disruption work life balance