Do you have a free-range brain?
January 24, 2018

Have you ever wondered if your brain enjoys being tethered to your smartphone? All that scrolling, tapping, and texting might keep boredom at bay  -- but what feels boring to you isn’t boring to your brain.

I’m not an expert on brain health, but I play one on the radio. And by that I mean I interview a disproportionate amount of experts about it. One thing they all seem to agree on is that smartphones mess with our health.

sunset photoBrains like to solve problems, indulge reveries, play make-believe. They invent a better future for us to fantasize about and live into. Boredom is a leavening agent. It’s grist. It’s possibility.

Do yourself a favor. Give your smartphone a rest. See how much smarter you feel?