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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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Events

JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreat at Werklab Vancouver
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreat at Werklab Vancouver

You have 365 days this year. Imagine spending one of them in a room surrounded by thoughtful people set on making their days count too. Imagine conversations and clarity. Imagine tools for real-life scenarios that will go to work for you immediately. You get to choose who wins this year: you or your devices.

Award-winning Author Christina Crook (JOMO) and Psychotherapist and Community Organizer Christina Malecka (Unplug. Reconnect. Restore: Digital Mindfulness Retreats) are teaming up to bring you this one-day retreat at the beautiful and restorative Werklab in Vancouver, BC for a day of:

Education: to help you understand the personal and professional costs of your digital devices

Meditation: because mindfulness is the opposite of distraction and the key to tech/life balance

Self-Discovery: to help you identify and articulate your personal values and sources of joy

Empowerment: to provide you with tools and strategies to stay digitally connected on your own terms


Click here for more information and to register. Early Bird Registration: $199 before July 1 ($249 after July 1.)

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JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreat at Hollyhock Wilderness Leadership Centre
Oct
17
to Oct 20

JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreat at Hollyhock Wilderness Leadership Centre

Experience JOMO at the Hollyhock Leadership Centre

Join the JOMO community at the world-class Hollyhock resort where we'll recover rest, reconnect to our values and restore our bodies and minds in the wild Pacific Northwest.

Register now.

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How we live with technology matters. Our digital habits impact our relationships, our work, our neighbourhoods, and our mental health. In fact, The New York Times has written that “How we live with technology is the cultural issue of the next half-century.” It’s time we choose joy over fear. Empowerment over anxiety. #JOMO over #FOMO.

Join us for four days on breathtaking Cortes Island, British Columbia, to recover rest, identify your values, and master focal practices that will ground your digital decision-making. Return home rejuvenated and empowered to embrace the joy of missing out.

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

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Joy of Missing Out Retreat
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Joy of Missing Out Retreat

Join us for two inspiring days on Lake Muskoka to recover rest, identify your values, and master focal practices that will ground your digital decision-making. Return home rejuvenated and empowered to embrace the joy of missing out.

Presented in partnership with Toronto Yoga Grove founder, Leslie Cranston who will lead us through restorative yoga and guided meditations throughout the weekend.

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Retreat Leader // A-Gap
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Retreat Leader // A-Gap

In partnership with A-Gap, Christina will lead a restorative digital detox.

“A-Gap retreats provide technology free environments for contemplation and spiritual rejuvenation. The team is passionate about exploring tangible applications that guide individuals to limit technologies in order to develop their professional perspective, and deepen their personal and spiritual life. Join us in engaging in community, exploring creation, enhancing creativity and executing change. We invite you to hear the whisper of God through the silence we experience when free from technology.”

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Keynote + Workshop // Global Educators Leadership Summit
Jan
31
to Feb 2

Keynote + Workshop // Global Educators Leadership Summit

Keynote // Coming Closer: Experiencing and offering sanctuary in a hyper-connected world

Christina Crook's 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 and speaking 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.

Workshop // The Joy of Missing Out

The average person spends more than two hours a day on social media. That's 5.5 years over a lifetime. If we cut that by even 40%, you'd be getting back two years of your life. What we regret most at the end of our lives isn't missed tweets or fancy job titles. It's the deeper things — missed opportunities to love, to explore our curiosities, and to spend our time well. In this workshop, thought leader Christina Crook will help you identify your blind spots, rewire your online habits and help you from surviving to thriving by reconnecting to what truly brings you joy.

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Panelist // All Tech is Human Summit
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Panelist // All Tech is Human Summit

All Tech Is Human: A Summit on Ethical Tech aims to convene a variety of groups and thought-leaders that are actively -- but often separately -- offering solutions around more ethical and equitable tech development. This will be a human-centered, action-oriented event of lightning talks, panels, workshops, and networking. Christina will be featured on the digital wellness panel. Attendees can expect to leave with a more nuanced understanding of the challenges facing us today, more awareness of the growing ethical tech ecosystem, and concrete opportunities to engage in collaborative efforts.  

Presented in collaboration with the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network.

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Writing Residency | in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Society
Oct
1
to Oct 8

Writing Residency | in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Society

What prompts a 37-year-old woman to spend a year journeying with the writing of a Catholic priest who died more than 20 years ago?

Drawn by Henri Nouwen’s profound love of community, deep faith, ability to accept things he could not change, childlike love of celebration, and desire to stay connected and be faithful to his friends, I've discovered a kindred spirit in Henri and, in turn, discovered the woman I want to be.

Perhaps more than anything, my year-long journey with Henri has revealed the slow power of presence in our productivity-obsessed age.

“His entire life, in fact, displayed a "holy inefficiency,” writes Philip Yancey in a CT Magazine article published shortly after Henri's death in 1996. An intense young man had reached out to Yancey, Richard Foster, Eugene Peterson, and Nouwen by letter. "You won't believe what Nouwen did," Foster told the other men over dinner. "He invited this stranger to live with him for a month so he could mentor him in person.”

Most writers jealously protect their schedules and privacy but Nouwen broke down such barriers of professionalism. It is this kind of holy inefficiency — a love revealed in open hands — that I believe our world is desperately searching for.

What does it mean to be fully human in a world that's increasingly digital and obsessed with efficiency? How have we been co-opted into the corporate push for productivity over presence and what have we lost in the process? What can we learn from the holy inefficiency of Henri Nouwen, one of 20th century’s most important and prolific spiritual voices?

These are some of the questions I'm exploring in my next book, created with generous support from the Henri Nouwen Society.

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Presenter // Fireside Conference
Sep
6
to Sep 9

Presenter // Fireside Conference

Christina joins Fireside for the third year in a row. Join her for an inspiring, hands-on workshop, Experience JOMO: Reconnecting to the joys beyond the screen.

Fireside Conference is an all-inclusive, immersive, off-the-grid and off-the-record retreat featuring the brightest minds in the business, startup, investor and media communities.

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Experience JOMO Workshop
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Experience JOMO Workshop

We're taking Experience JOMO to lululemon! Our goal is to help you reset your relationship with technology, providing enough life hacks to give you back more than two-weeks’ worth of free time. How does that sound? We'll spend three hours off the grid to engage with like-minded people and delve deep into your values and your habits. We’ll send you off with a copy of Christina's book, The Joy of Missing Out, and a rock-solid plan to keep you on the path to joyful living. 

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Experience JOMO: Align your Values + Tech Use for Time Well Spent

 

Award-winning author, Christina Crook, and her fellow Joy Scout, Elissa Joy Watts, want to empower you to experience the joy of missing out. Our goal is to help you reset your relationship with technology, providing enough life hacks to give you back more than two-weeks’ worth of free time plus a copy of Christina's book, The Joy of Missing Out. How does that sound?

We'll be unplugging and getting real about our relationships with technology. There will be time for discussion. There will be time for dreaming. We'll give you work work work, inspire you, and turn you loose with tools to thrive online and off. There may also be homemade banana bread. (No promises but there's a good chance.)

Here's how the workshop will roll:

Hour One: VALUES

Hour one is all about self-discovery. Here we dig deep into your values: those you aspire to and those you practice each and every day. 

Hour Two: ONLINE HABITS

We take an honest look at your online habits and see where your values and time spent align (and where they don't.) 

Hour Three: TIME WELL SPENT

We help you create a clear vision of the joyful life you're seeking and equip with the practical on- and off-line tools to get you there.

DETAILS

Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: The Hustle @ lululemon, 318 Queen Street West, Toronto
Cost: $75 until midnight April 9th; Regular Ticket Price: $90 (tickets are non-refundable) 

What you get: Three hours off the grid to engage with like-minded people and delve deep into your values and your habits. We’ll send you off with a copy of Christina's book, The Joy of Missing Out, and a rock-solid plan to keep you on the path to joyful living. Inspiration and light refreshments will be served. 

Space is limited so secure a spot and bring a friend. You get to choose who wins this year: you or your devices.

We can't wait to unplug, breathe, examine, imagine, and design with you in this gorgeous space. 

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Presenter // W.I.S.E. Toronto
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Presenter // W.I.S.E. Toronto

Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy (WISE) is a community of women contributing to the ESG* investment industry with the purpose of connecting, deepening relationships, learning and sharing expertise. Our collective aspiration is to lead ESG investing into the mainstream and to do it with fun and camaraderie. WISE members commit to "take the call" -- ready and willing to support one another. We're honoured to share the Experience JOMO workshop with these economic leaders. 

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

National Day of Unplugging

National Day of Unplugging is a 24-hour global respite from technology founded by Reboot. NDU highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices in order to connect with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities in real time. Join us from sundown on March 9, 2018 until sundown March 10. 

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