The Light (and Dark) of Smartphones

As I’ve noticed what makes me lighter in my life, I’ve been drawn to notice both the light and the dark that has come from this little device that fits in the palm of my hand.


I’ve been thinking a lot about my smartphone. I’ll admit, it took me a while to get on the bandwagon and actually get one (back in the day… which was… ten years ago??) I couldn’t see why I needed a phone to do anything more than, you know, just talk. I was barely starting to text. The old kind of text where you had to push the number keys to get to the right letter. And for me, a person who doesn’t always like talking on the phone, I could see how texting was a bonus. Continue reading “The Light (and Dark) of Smartphones”

A Light Inbox

It’s sometimes easy to get overloaded by the amount of information we have coming at us. A full email inbox and piles of paperwork can get heavy and block out the light. But I’ve found four things that help me to keep my inboxes lighter. 

Clutter blocks the light, doesn’t it? And too much stuff gets heavy, right? Oh yeah.

Which is one of the big reasons I get crazy vigilant about not having too much in my inboxes. Yes, that’s plural. I have two inboxes. One is electronic and one is good ol’ fashioned paper. And I try to keep them as light as is humanly possible. Continue reading “A Light Inbox”