September 25, 2022

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Giving the mind a rest

Giving the mind a rest

With so many screens and gadgets commanding our time and attention, sometimes it’s good to take a mental break from them, and let the mind rest a bit. I do this typically by reading (old school, paper) books. Gini Dietrich has a great post up today about how reading fiction can help your career–I agree whole-heartedly.

It’s also why I think I got such a chuckle out of another post I came across today, from the blog Pioneer Woman. Titled “Goodnight iPad,” it spotlights a book that is a parody to the wildly successful and much-loved children’s book “Goodnight Moon.” Written by Ann Droyd, it has delightful illustrations to go along with rhymes such as “And a BlackBerry ringing/With Eminem singing.” I think my favorite illustration and caption pairing is the one about a “viral clip of a cat doing flips.”

Such a funny and light-hearted way to present a gentle reminder that stepping away from the gadgets for a bit can be a good thing.

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Jennifer Zingsheim Phillips is the Director of Marketing Communications for CARMA. She is also the founder of 4L Strategies, and has worked in communications and public affairs for more than 20 years. Her background includes work in politics, government, lobbying, public affairs PR, content creation, and digital and social communications and media analysis.

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  1. Bryan Person

    My mother actually sent me “Goodnight, iPad” as a birthday gift a couple of months ago (“Goodnight, Moon” was my favorite book as a child). The Eminem rapping lingo felt a little forced, but otherwise, the book largely hit the mark. And the author’s name is “Ann Droyd.” Get it? 🙂 

      Jen Zingsheim

      Bryan, I cannot believe I didn’t zero in on “Ann Droyd.” I thought it was an unusual name, but didn’t…well…take the time to focus on it!

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