The Simplified Digital Me: How To Set The Stage for a Happy New Year

  • 19 December 2015
  • sjanicke

It is Sunday afternoon, gloomy and windy outside and you decided to clean up your house. You purge old cloths you never wear or wonder why you bought them in the first place. You make a book donation box for all those reads that you thought you need for your work, but really Google is now doing for you. You also decide to toss out some of your household items, because really you could use some space.

Why Mindfulness is Not Enough: 5 Strategies to Change your Smart Phone Habits Today

  • 9 December 2015
  • sjanicke

Smart phone addiction and being hooked on social media is a common phenomenon today, especially among the young millennial generation. While a lot of that has to do with our missing self-regulation, really it is by design that we are hooked to our devices.

Positive Media Psychology - What is it?

  • 7 December 2015
  • sjanicke

Following Murphy’s law—anything that can go wrong, will go wrong—for a long time the study of psychology, as well as media effects, mostly focused on human suffering and the negative effects of media, disregarding the positive. With the birth of positive psychology over 30 years ago, human flourishing became a research focus and media psychologists started to see the other side of the coin as well.


Technology and Empathy: The Quantified Empathic Self?

  • 29 November 2015
  • sjanicke

Empathy, is probably more needed now than ever. With the Syrian refuge crisis, ISIS and war zones across the globe it is easy to fall into the safety mode of protection. When we are scared we retrieve and our focus becomes our “survival” (which, in today’s western world really means: “I do not want to give up any of my perks and conveniences I am already so used to”).

Shifting Consciousness from FOMO to MOOM -Missing Out On The Moment

  • 22 November 2015
  • sjanicke
Do you know anyone who eats lunch in front of their computer? Are you a person that handles private matters on their phones during lunch breaks? Are you on FB while sitting in the cafeteria? So really: Do you ever take a break and just  be with what is in the present moment? No?

Self-Regulation And Smart Phone Use: Can You Become Smarter, Smartphone, Please?

  • 14 November 2015
  • sjanicke
Today, 64% of Americans and 85% of the 18-29 year olds own a smart phone. On a given day, some data suggests, the average American spends 5h on their smartphone. Would you have guessed that number? No? Yea, most people don’t.

Short Tips and Tricks to De-Stress at Work

  • 2 November 2015
  • sjanicke

Do you sometimes catch yourself hunched over your computer, your eyes trying to literally become one with the computer screen and your breath and heartbeat actually stopped for a second?If it is easy for you to recall such moments you may like some of these really easy tips on how to get your heart back to life and actually de-stress while being at work. Don’t worry, it is all based on science.

Mindful Eating: How did I just finish a whole box of crackers? Oh-that's right. I did not pay attention.

  • 22 October 2015
  • sjanicke
I recently participated in a 21 day mindful technology challenge which really spoke to me since I had my big cereal bowl sitting in front of me, trying not to spill any almond milk and cereal pieces on my precious laptop. Mindful technology use? Not so much.