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Author: Halley Bock

Why You’re Addicted to Social Media

Originally posted by By Thom Forbes, MediaTech | October 6, 2016 The social media recovery movement is gathering momentum. “Put Down Your Phone” commands the cover line of New York magazine’s Oct. 2 issue. The  headline atop author and proto-blogger Andrew Sullivan’s essay inside: “I Used To Be A Human Being.” The subhead puts it all in context: “An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.” Roughly 7,000 words follow. The paperback edition of “Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done” by Jocelyn K....

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8 Reasons to Make Sleep A Priority

Sleep is one of the most powerful, effective, and efficient tools for maintaining our health, yet it is also the most underutilized, overlooked, and downright abused. “Hello, my name is Halley, and I’ve been appreciating sleep for sixteen days now.” I don’t say this to make light of recovery programs; in fact it’s quite the opposite! I, and others like me, have become addicted to the always-on, never-sleep mentality. We tear through life at breakneck speed, all in the name of getting things done. We hit the caffeine tap throughout the day to keep us going, and when we finally consider retiring to bed, we find ourselves tired...

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Passion or Purpose: Which Should You Pursue?

Having planted my feet squarely in the work of transformational leadership over a decade ago and having now participated in well over 10,000 conversations about what one might do with their life, the topics of passion and purpose come up a lot. And I mean, a LOT. Regardless of your field, there is frequent chatter about the two. No matter what social media timeline you’re skimming on any given day, you are bound to come across at least one post espousing the importance of finding purpose in your life and/or engaging with work that you’re passionate about. While these...

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The Gamification of Life: Why Enough Will Never Be ENOUGH

As a thumb-smashing, Atari-playing child of the 70s, I’m intimately familiar with the exhilarating sensation of achieving High Score on your game of choice. Space Invaders? Step aside. Asteroids? Blasted to infinity. Pong? Phfft. Child’s play. When I was 10 years old on family vacation in Maui, I came down with the chicken pox and wasn’t allowed to be in the sun. What did I do? I found an arcade game on the property and played it for hours on end, days in a row. Before long, the initials “HKB” lined the Best Score screen like wallpaper. I owned...

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