Do you find yourself reaching for your phone instead of talking and playing with your children? Do you spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of your loved ones? Has your pursuit of the perfectly-orchestrated life replaced time spent making meaningful connection and memorable life experiences? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Millions of people are experiencing technology as the new addiction. What matters most in life is lost among electronic gadgets, overloaded schedules, and unrealistic social pressures. But this isn’t the way it has to be. Popular blogger and writer, Rachel Stafford knows, because she experienced a life-changing journey in her efforts to break away and she shares her steps to freedom in Hands Free Mama. This book provides the awareness, motivation, and tools to get free from the chains of daily distraction and live a more fulfilled and meaningful life. In July 2010, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of daily distractions and initiate meaningful human connection. With each small step, a profoundly transforming reaction occurred. She was able to see how both external and internal distractions were sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves. The addictive grip that her technology and an overly full schedule had on her life began to loosen with each step in her journey. That is when she discovered the power of living “Hands Free.” Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It empowers all of us to choose what matters over distraction by offering real and meaningful ways to live a present, authentic, and intentional life.
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