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Canadian author + speaker Christina Crook communicates about technology, humanity, faith & wonder for audiences and publications throughout the world.

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Christina Crook the award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, which has established her as a leading voice on human flourishing in a digital age. Through her speaking and writing, she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She writes about the value of focus, making space to create, and the meaning we find in more limited connections. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy.

 

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Christina Crook is a speaker and award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, which has made her leading voice on human flourishing in the digital age. 

In 2012 she disabled the data on her smartphone, turned off her email and said goodbye to the Internet for 31 days. This experience chronicled as the project, Letters from a Luddite, garnered international media attention and fuelled Christina's passion for exploring the intersection of technology, relationships and joy.

Through her speaking and writing, she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She writes about the value of focus, making space to create, and the meaning we find in more limited connections. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy.

Recent speaking engagements include Cossette, Dovetail Summit, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference, World Vision Canada, Fireside Conference - Canada's largest invite-only tech summit, Nexus student conference at Yale, and the Social Media and Human Flourishing Colloquium at McGill University in Montreal.  

Her commentary on technology and our daily lives has appeared across the world, including the New York Times, Psychology Today, Women's Health, Times of India, NPR, CBC Radio, AARP, CTV, Glamour Brasil, and more.

Crook has worked for some of Canada’s most recognized media organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Rogers Digital Media. She is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University School of Communication and her TEDx talk, “Letting Go of Technology: Pursuing a People-focused Future,” was presented as part of the 2013 Global TEDWomen conference.

Christina’s overarching passion is to advocate for a human-centered future, one that embraces weakness, recognizes the mess and fruit of relationship, and values embodiment. Most importantly, she is mother to Madeleine (8,) Thomas (6,) and Caleb (4) where she is learning to embrace her own weakness, experiencing the mess and fruit of relationship and learning to value what Kathleen Norris calls the “quotidian mysteries” (also known as “doing the dishes.”)

In 2017, Christina pioneered the first writing residency at the Henri Nouwen Society and is currently at work on a new manuscript inspired by Nouwen’s over 40 books on the spiritual life. 

A few years ago Crook traded the seaside views of Bowen Island, British Columbia for Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood where she now lives with her husband and three young children. They are members of Grace Toronto Church and good friends of the Newman Catholic Centre at the University of Toronto. She has seven brothers and sisters. In her spare time you can find her rowing or flying brightly coloured kites with her family on the lakeshore.

 

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