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

To be human means to remain connected to our humanness and to reality. - Jean Vanier

 
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The world of competition and corporate bottom lines drives us to extremes. We need to go home, we need to disconnect and recharge, but it’s increasingly difficult to do so. When not used mindfully, our tech can sap our focus, productivity, creativity and, ultimately, our impact. By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives and cultivating joy by missing out on the right things.  Through historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts,   The Joy of Missing Out ,  leads us on a unique exploration of the modern world, revealing how presentness, intentionality and limited connections are the keys to our joy.   Featured in Psychology Today, The New York Times, Utne Reader, NPR, CBC, BBC.com, Glamour Brasil and more.

The world of competition and corporate bottom lines drives us to extremes. We need to go home, we need to disconnect and recharge, but it’s increasingly difficult to do so. When not used mindfully, our tech can sap our focus, productivity, creativity and, ultimately, our impact. By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives and cultivating joy by missing out on the right things.

Through historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, The Joy of Missing Out, leads us on a unique exploration of the modern world, revealing how presentness, intentionality and limited connections are the keys to our joy.

Featured in Psychology Today, The New York Times, Utne Reader, NPR, CBC, BBC.com, Glamour Brasil and more.

 

Christina has an ability to connect with people immediately and finds commonalities that make her extremely relatable...
— Madison Hall Sikorski, Brand Strategist & Drive Founder, Cossette
 
 
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Tune into the JOMOcast and join founders and creators in embracing the joy of missing out to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. Sponsored by Hover.com with support from the Digital Rights Community Grant (a partnership between Digital Justice Lab, Tech Reset Canada and Centre for Digital Rights.)


Tune into the JOMOcast and join founders and creators in embracing the joy of missing out to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. Sponsored by Hover.com with support from the Digital Rights Community Grant (a partnership between Digital Justice Lab, Tech Reset Canada and Centre for Digital Rights.)

 

 

Spend ten minutes with Christina and you’ll feel rejuvenated and hopeful about the future. She makes disconnecting look mainstream, doable, and the breath of fresh air we are gasping for.
— Aimee Ippersiel, Executive Director, Robert Bateman Centre

 

REVIEWS for the joy of missing out by christina crook


"A must read." —Psychology Today

"Christina Crook has crafted a well-researched, utterly readable field guide to finding quiet, and, ultimately, ourselves, within today's electronic cacophony." —Mike Tennant, co-creator of CBC's The Age of Persuasion

"The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World has left a lasting impression on me. This book has inspired me to end each day with this question: “What today was most life-giving and what was most life-taking?” Christina Crook provides both the proof and the inspiration to invest in real-life experiences and establish healthy tech/life balance. The Joy of Missing Out has motivated me to pause several times a day and intentionally choose activities that connect me to the people I love and the life I want to live. I highly recommend this book to anyone experiencing the pressure and disconnection in our fast-paced, media-saturated culture." —Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author

“We’re all extremely busy, especially as professional women, we’re juggling 8 different hats at any given moment and what’s happening right now, with our smartphones and tablets, is we’re filling the little windows where we have a moment to exhale, to stop and pause with check-ins on social media. Embracing JOMO, gives you the freedom to step away from your devices and really live in the moment, to connect with people around you and to finally realise that technology should be used as a tool instead of a constant companion.” —Business O Feminin, Paris


"Finely drawn from experience and research." —Dr. Laurie Petrou, School of Media, Ryerson University

"The Joy of Missing Out reclaims sacred space for all things blessedly human, and I highly recommend it to readers." —Jen Pollock Michel, author, Teach Us to Want, winner Christianity Today's Book of the Year


"Beautifully written. The Joy of Missing Out will encourage you to rediscover the pleasure of life, unplugged." —Janine Vangool, publisher and editor, UPPERCASE magazine


"In its own way, The Joy of Missing Out is our age's sequel to The Joy of Cooking and The Joy of Sex. Who knew you could gain so much by selectively giving up so little?" —Dr. Read Mercer Schuchardt, Associate Professor of Communication, Wheaton College


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