Everett on Big Moose Lake

Going Off the Grid as a Tool for Self Care

We’ve all spent well more than two years in a weird state of being intensely connected through technology, yet feeling disconnected from people. Zoom is a great tool, but it has its limits. Research on mental health and technology can support just about any bias you bring to the subject. Maybe it’s connecting us while making smarter and more creative. Or it might be leaving us distracted, depressed, unproductive, and anxious. Whatever you suspect is fine with us. But for the remainder of this week, ConscienHealth will be going off the grid as a tool for self care.

Years ago, Nicholas Carr famously warned that Google is making us stupid. That was way back in 2008. Since then, our dependence on glowing rectangles has only risen further. Not this week, not for us. We’ll see you at the start of a new week on Sunday, but for the next few days, we’ll be in a quiet place.

Everett on Big Moose Lake, photograph by Ted Kyle

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July 19, 2022

7 Responses to “Going Off the Grid as a Tool for Self Care”

  1. July 19, 2022 at 6:22 am, Joe Gitchell said:

    Enjoy and rest up, Ted!!

    You’ve more than earned a bit of a break.


  2. July 19, 2022 at 7:56 am, Christine Rosenbloom said:

    Enjoy the break, Ted. I will miss having coffee with you the rest of the week!

  3. July 19, 2022 at 8:32 am, Eileen said:

    Good for you! Enjoy your time.

  4. July 19, 2022 at 10:22 am, Chris Weithman said:

    well deserved break Ted – well done and enjoy!

  5. July 19, 2022 at 11:45 am, Linda Gigliotti said:

    Glad you are taking a well deserved break! Enjoy!

  6. July 19, 2022 at 12:02 pm, Allen Browne said:


    Once again, you are “Smarter than the average bear”!

    Have a good week.


  7. July 19, 2022 at 7:03 pm, Michael said:

    Ted, Don’t get up from your view of Moose Lake to post this – just wanted to say how much I appreciate all that you do to improve the lives of people with obesity.