How technology shapes our lives, even up in the clouds.

I’m actually writing this while on an flight home after a week of skiing, as I see how things have changed so fast in the world of technology. In the ‘old days’ I’d be making notes with pen and paper, now I can type into notes on my iPad and save everything ready to drop in to the newsletter over the weekend. We have the ‘airplane’ mode on our devices, which means we can type away without running out of paper, or dropping a pen under the seat when coffee is served. I do always carry a note book with me, as I do occasionally like to pen a few random thoughts.

The airport was full of people reading from kindles, playing games, catching up on the news, or just  messaging home, all on electronic devices. I know we often say to switch off and take a moment away from all these iPads, and smart phones, but this is one time when they come in to their own. Less to pack!

There has to be balance though. There is a place for everything and a time when technology really does come into its own. It is inevitable that we will move into an age when these tools are part of our everyday life. A way of teaching, of finding out new information so quickly, and for finding our way home!

Without this technology I wouldn’t have such a wide reaching catchment of people who read this blog or my newsletter. For me, Facebook has been a great free advertising tool for my small business, although I have to ‘work it’ a little, by doing a whole selection of posts in one go and timing them to go out over a few weeks. This saves so much time and motion, and enables me to use the time to suit me, rather than having social media run my life.

A great friend, Louisa Miles, once told me that I was a super connector. She said it was natural for me to want to recommend and connect people all over the country with information that may help them in their lives. My job as an holistic therapist is to help people improve health, awareness and general wellbeing, while not having to find nuts and lentils for their main food source! I found myself checking out Louisa on instagram while waiting for bad weather to pass during the holiday. I just had to tweet it!


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