Divabetic: Are You Too Plugged in?
Recent stories look at ‘the quest for quiet,’ as an industry has popped up to market quiet to consumers. The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur charges $2,285 a night for a room without a TV. And yoga, tai chi and meditation have become hugely popular, not for religious reasons but as a way to “connect with what could be called the wisdom of old age.”
TODAY’s Professionals have lent their expertise to the debate: “Children are too connected,” said Donnie Deutsch. “I think as a parent one of the biggest jobs we have in the coming generation is making sure our kids are not plugged too much.”
“We’ve taken a big step back in our family,” said Dr. Nancy Snyderman, from pushing her kids outside to providing quiet time and art projects. “There’s a huge mind-body connection…Your stress chemicals are just surging through your body.”
“I think quiet is for the spirit like sleeping is for the body,” said Star Jones.
But is it easier said than done? Do you crave quiet? Or do you prefer staying plugged in? Vote below!