If you've been following me on Instagram/IGTV , or read my note from last week , you know that I'm upping my game and providing more tips, insights and reminders as we go through this challenging time , so be sure to follow me there and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel so you know when I post :) If nothing else, it's a little break in your day to connect virtually with me, and perhaps take your mind off things and/or give you a different perspective. I'm kind of just seeing how it unfolds so feel free to send any feedback as to what you'd like to see or what would be of benefit to you.

This week I've been talking a lot about how we need to monitor what we are letting in and what we are putting out in terms of our thoughts and emotions. Remember that we are "contagious" beings - so how is your environment influencing you and how are you influencing your environment? As I mention in all of my talks, this is something we can take responsibility for.

We are all processing this collective crisis differently, depending on our unique situation and our ability to adapt and react. One thing you can do is limit the information/news cycle - which is easy to get sucked in to - but after a certain point is not helpful, and is actually harmful. So, if you are looking to fill any extra hours with media/social media, make sure it is the uplifting, enlightening, humorous, educational kind. There is enough of the opposite in the ethers right now, so you want to mitigate your absorption, much of which is subconscious.

That's why I chose this week's PGG, which talks about how we are like little radio towers receiving and broadcasting signals. It's a reminder to be more aware of what you are consuming, especially now, so be as aware and conscious as possible about your input and output . Oh, and make sure you are getting your fill of music and dance like like I talk about here or show you here :)

For this week's Instagram post I show you how to take five to benefit from positive vibes , and in this PGG Video of the week I talk about how to be contagious in a good way. And this bonus PGG video shows how we can each play a part in the global crisis.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any comments about anything I'm doing.
Big hug <3 Kristina

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P.P.S. In case you missed them, you can read my two PGG's that specifically address the current crisis: Quality Control: How to make the best of these times of quarantine and questioning and How to cope with (and benefit from) what you can't see during the time of corona. Feel free to share those links (or any others) with anyone who could benefit <3
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In 1981, the advent of something called Music Television (yes kids, that was MTV in the olden days) meant that Video Killed the Radio Star. Although the sentiment initially applied to the music industry, it has evolved to include our 24/7, multi-device-always-on entertainment/info news cycle, and delivery of much nonsense and nuttiness through a gazillion distribution channels both online and off. The combination of media and technology is a powerful force that can either enhance or erode our humanity, but with the direction we’re going in, it seems like video has killed our sanity.

In a way, we’ve always been our own little radio towers with what we think and feel, but now we are literally transmitting these thoughts and feelings in a more tangible way with our gadgets and gizmos. What are you receiving and what are you broadcasting? How is it impacting your state of mind and mood?

What do you tune in to on a daily basis? Which intoxicating sights, sounds and stories infiltrate your being: cat videos, pundits, housewives, serial murders, frenemies? I admit I enjoy a little Mickey D’s now and then, but like Morgan Spurlock, remember what happens to you when you ingest that all day, every day. If we are what we eat (and we are), then we are what we read, watch and listen to as well . In the smorgasbord of programming out there, the pickings are slim when it comes to nutrition. Whether TV or social media, strive for the majority of your consumption to be thoughtful, uplifting, educational and/or informative, and know that good comedy is actually medicine.

(P.S. I hear there are some quality series that exist — but it’s curious we’ve coined the term to “binge-watch” say, Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad. What does that do to your sensory digestive system? What kind of hangover would you have from that? How could you have used your time and energy in a more productive way? When you are cranky the next day, is it due to your emotions or Walter White’s?)

I am not anti-TV/media/technology. I say all things in moderation. The trick is to become conscious and not be spoon-fed whatever the suits and advertisers want us to eat! Try a TV fast and realize you’re not missing all that much. You’ll have time to sleep more, learn to cook or finally begin to meditate. It’s up to us to control our technology and not allow our technology to control us .

So if you’re dragging in the morning, think about what you watched on your screen the night before. If you can’t get any work done or fall asleep, how many hours did you allow yourself to be led astray via random Facebook or Twitter feeds? And what it is that you are creating or contributing with your Wi-Fi and widgets?

In an increasingly desensitized and distracted world, with so many folks feeling stuck, confused and frustrated in their career and life, and with so many searching for purpose and meaning, wanting to enjoy better health and relationships in their lives, we must constantly pull out the weeds of static in and around our thoughts and emotions in order to operate at a higher frequency and create the best environment for ourselves and others.

Much of what is on television and the Internet these days is white noise, so protect yourself with some radio silence. Not quite sure how to detach from the media madness ? Give me a buzz — I’ll help you march to the beat of your own drum in harmony with the independent soundtrack of your soul and keep away the Karma Police, who are there to remind you that you always have a choice.

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