Thanksgiving UN-Interrupted: Unplug to Connect This Holiday

Nov 27, 2019

This is an update to a blog I wrote after our Thanksgiving feast 2017. As you'll read below, the evening didn't turn out the way I'd hoped, to say the least. I've included the original post below and added a section upfront about how I'll do it differently this year.

Whether you're hosting a meal for Thanksgiving or attending as a guest, you'll agree  "that person", who insists on digital media restrictions is rarely voted most popular at the party. Yet, despite the deep sighs, eye rolls and threats of noncompliance, I continue my fight against addictive media influence, especially when it comes to family. 

Before you give up the fight against society norms, remember this: your attention is the most precious commodity you have -- more valuable than money -- and the personal, authentic connections you enjoy with people in your life are what you'll be remembered for in the end. 


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