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Month of Bizarre Media Moments

We’re currently experiencing the largest media paradigm shift in decades and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over the past 30 days, I collected a few situations that have blown my mind. They’re highlighted below. This demonstrates just how quickly our media environment is changing. Call them bizarre, call them fascinating, call them Big […]

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Reverse Engineering Empathy

Empathy and bubbles. Two buzzwords. The reason we’re so obsessed with these words is because we have a deficit of one and surplus of the other. Six months ago I moved from an urban city in a blue state to a rural area in a red state. When I say rural, I mean the closest […]

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State of the (Media) Union

Social media is the ultimate democratizer, equalizer, uniter and divider because it gives a voice and platform to anyone who is willing to engage. We are witnessing, and contributing to, the largest media paradigm shift in decades. The convergence of our country’s declining trust in traditional media, the growth of social media adoption, the ability […]

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Digital Detox Tips

I set out on a Digital Detox and the opposite happened. Kind of. My number one takeaway was maybe it’s not how much time we’re spending using technology as much as where and how we are spending the time. My mind was blown with this online exercise. Now, I’ve been doing it at least once a week […]

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I set aside 30 mins to spread some serotonin manually, here’s what I did:

There’s a tricky relationship between technology, social media and serotonin. As a quick reminder, serotonin is that magical neurotransmitter, a chemical, that impacts our mood. The more serotonin the more likeliness for kindness. Scientifically, serotonin is spreadable. This video explains the ‘Science of Kindness’ and serotonin concept well. If you do something nice (an act […]