Tomorrow our second international Online Stress Summit will go live and we trust that you are looking forward to it as much as we do.
Danielle and I are proud to present this Online Stress Summit as part of the Belgian contribution to International Stress Awareness Day, a day where all around the world awareness is raised around the dangers of stress.
We do this with sharing the meaningful and authentic conversations we had on the topic of “DOES HI-TECH CAUSE HI-STRESS” with experts from the US, Canada, England, Netherlands, South Africa and Belgium
Each expert has given their insights, tips and strategies as professionals as well as human beings, having families and personal challenges.
We get to see and hear how they deal with technology personally and how they advise us, as experts, to navigate in this fast-changing world.
Every interview has its own angle and character. We sincerely trust that you will enjoy watching them and talk about them with your surroundings.
One thing is sure: It is tempting to let technology control our lives, while the challenge is to consciously choose what we want technology to do for us. At the same time, it is essential to keep our basic priorities of authentic, purposeful living and human connection.
If you do not have the time during the day tomorrow, no worries as we have arranged for each interview to be available on the website, social media, and as a podcast from November 8th.
The conversation on “Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?” starts tomorrowand hope you’ll help us to continue it for the rest of the year as this topic touches not only our lives but the lives, health and well-being of generations to come, of our children and grandchildren.
So join us in one of the most important conversations of our time.
On November 7, International Stress Awareness Day, the Online Stress Summit goes life at 10h00 (CET) and every 30 minutes until 17h00 (CET) we have another expert shining his or her light on the topic “Does Hi-Tech cause Hi-Stress”.
How come that an osteopath and body-centred stress coach writes a book about “Finding your meaning and purpose in life”? That question I was asked by Sascha Siegmund host of the I am your Coach video blog. An interview where we also discussed:
How do you find your purpose?
Why is finding purpose and living on purpose is good for your health and well-being?
What influence does not living your purpose has on stress levels?
How do you can prepare for a fast-changing world?
Find the answers to all of the questions above and much more by watching the video below.
Heidi Hanna the Executive Director of the American Institute of Stress (AIS) and Founding Partner of The Academy for Brain Health and Performance, who is one of the many experts on the Online Stress Summit is offering a FREE webinar on “How to Use Humor to Heal the Brain and Body.”
Humour is known to
Decreases inflammation in the body
When you can start your Stress Mastery Certification process
Improves memory and cognitive capacity
Allows us to problem solve more creatively over time
This live webinar will take place on the 14th of November and will re-run for 24-hours after and you’ll get to download her newest eBook “What’s so funny about stress” for FREE.
It’s still not too late to register also for the FREE Online Stress Summit
with their phones out. The royals avoid being seen with cell phones so assiduously you might even think they don’t have them at all.
But Harper’s Bazaar pointed out a phone in Prince Harry’s pocket during his current visit to Australia with Meghan Markle, and Markle was spotted by the Daily Mail with her iPhone while departing the city, so we know that’s not the case.
Last week, I spent some time in Marbella, Spain where it became once again clear to me how our smartphones and tablets have become a part of ourselves, whatever we do or wherever we go. On the plane or in a restaurant, adults hardly communicate directly while children are consistently focussed on that screen. There is no more attention and intention for human connection, different cultures or breath-taking sunsets.
A recent study at James Cook University in Australia advised that on average, we touch our smartphone more than 2.500 times a day! Can you imagine that? I am not surprised after what I witnessed during my short break in Spain. Whether I went for a walk on the promenade or sitting around the pool, “everybody” was on their device.
As I was reading the monthly Magazine of Brussels Airlines on my way back from Spain to Belgium, my eyes caught a publicity for the 40th International Conference “Debating Ethics” in Brussels at the end of this month. What I read about this had a lot to do with our theme of this years’ Online Stress Summit: “Does Hi-Tech cause Hi-Stress?”. The publicity mentions a few statistics that I would like to mention here:
4,1 billion people are on the internet (source: internetworldstats.com)
There are 8,4 billion connected devices (source: Gartner)
6 out of 6 of the 6 biggest companies in the world are TECH companies (Wikipedia)
It takes 1 second to scan the faces of the entire population in China (Global Time)
There are 500 million children with visual impairment due to addiction to Video Games (BBC)
Teens spending 6-9 hours per week on social media, 47% more likely to be unhappy (Jean M. Twenge)
Yes, technology is changing how we think, talk and act. How we decide what is right and what is wrong, the ethics in the digital age.
What about you?
Are you using technology in an acceptable positive matter to make your life better and easier?
Or are you ignoring how destructive it can be to your health and well-being if you abuse it?
My personal feeling is that we WILL need to de-stress from that digital overload from time to time and reconnect with our inner world and our outer world like we used to before this digital era.
My work and message around “conscious self-care”, including self-love and self-actualisation, has never been more important than today. We cannot afford to be disconnected from ourselves or to lose connection with the people we love and work with. A meaningful and fulfilling life starts with taking responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and actions while aiming to be the best possible version of yourself, passionately living your purpose.
In a world where technology has become both all empowering and all-consuming, the need for “digital detox” is becoming evident. That detox is even becoming a new travel trend, where people pay money to go on a holiday to reconnect with themselves, each other and the world at large.
If you want more answers, tips and tools on how to navigate in this high technology world, the Online Stress Summit interviews will certainly give you what you need.
We are not far away from broadcasting all the interviews as Wednesday November 7th is coming closer. We are getting excited because each expert covers different subjects and different angles of the link between hi-tech and hi-stress, it is truly a special online event.
I sincerely trust to meet you there, until then I send you love and care for yourself and your use of technology.