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Unplugged

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There’s nothing in the world I enjoy more than spending time with my grandchildren. In fact, when they are visiting, I often make it a point to make sure they “unplug” from their many high tech devices, so we can engage in meaningful conversation and share in creative activities that spark their minds and imagination. During my granddaughter’s last visit, I was intrigued as I watched her little nimble fingers tap away on her smart phone; she’s just ten years old and she knows far more than me when it comes to computers and gadgets. As she showed me her latest photos on Instagram, she turned to me with a serious expression and asked, “Mimi, did you have a cell phone when you were my age?”

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Gain Connection with an Internet Diet

Internet DietI start my morning by listening to television talk shows while I get ready to start my day. Usually, this chatter serves as white noise, but every now and then, something stops me in my tracks. Such a moment occurred recently, and I want to share it with you.

I was prepping for my day with Good Morning America sounding off in the background. George Stephanopoulos was interviewing Amy Adams about her movies, exactly what you would expect from morning TV. Then he asked her about going on an “internet diet.”

Internet diet? I had never heard of this. I was glued to the screen.

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