Minding Technology: Distilling Our Values to Thrive Online and Off
One of the most toxic effects in psychology is comparing ourselves to other people. But even thinking for 10 minutes a day — “What are my values?” is enough to reduce the impact of social contagion and build the confidence we need to thrive online and off. In this session we explore the wisdom of disturbance, the power of social contagion, and develop our personal values to make better choices online.
About Facilitator Christina Crook
Christina Crook's award-winning book, The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, has made her leading voice on technology and human flourishing. Through her writing, workshops and coaching 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.
Her commentary on technology and our daily lives has appeared in the New York Times, Psychology Today, Women's Health, NPR and the CBC. She is a TEDx alum and a graduate of the Simon Fraser University School of Communication.
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what people are saying
"I recently had the privilege of moderating a panel that Christina participated in for Ivy League students. She brought a high level of professionalism to the panel, as well as a wealth of knowledge in the field of journalism. She is undoubtedly an expert in her field, and is a pleasure to work with and learn from!”
- Kristen Ottaviano, Ministry Fellow at Dartmouth, Nexus Conference at Yale 2016
“I love how present you were. It means a lot when someone comes and really embraces the event and delves deep into connecting with people."
- Darian Kovacs, Co-founder, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference 2016
"Thank you for last night. We loved your talk. It hit the mark on every level and was just the perfect thing we were looking for. My leadership team met for a brief de-brief after. This was our last Leaders Circle, breaking for the summer and re-convening in the fall, so we felt it was the highlight of the year and a great way to go out with a huge bang. Everything you said was so rich and full. I would like to explore possibly bringing you up to Ottawa for something larger in 2017."
- Terry Long, Founder, Quiet Pools Leaders Circle, Ottawa
word guild award in culture
Christina received the inaugural Word Guild Award in Culture in 2016.
The Canadian Internet Marketing Conference welcomed Christina to breathtaking Squamish, British Columbia to speak about becoming technically productive and privately peaceful in an always-on work culture.
Christina's talk, "Letting Go of Technology: Pursuing a People-focused Future" was presented as a part of the TEDx Global Women conference.