In today’s show, Episode 29, we enjoy a lovely conversation with Christa Melnyk Hines.

Christa is an award-winning freelance journalist, author and connection expert. Through her books, articles, blog and newsletter she inspires today’s busy families to grow happier and stronger through healthy, meaningful connection.

Christa is the author of Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator in a Digital World , a guide for parents interested in nurturing a versatile set of social skills in this generation’s digitally-charmed kids. She is also the author of Confidently Connected: A Mom’s Guide to a Satisfying Social Life , which helps moms build and sustain a thriving, balanced social life that supports their emotional health.

This is a great show focused on dealing with technology and how you can create deep and meaningful connections with your family.  We love Christa’s practical and powerful tips on how to take mindful breaks from your devices, like connecting together in the family room, taking a weekly digital sabbath or creating “no phone zones” in your home.

Christa inspires you to look at your own life and see how you use technology, as your children are modeling your behavior.  We also explore the importance of friendships, and how invaluable it is to nurture connections with women, both online and in person.

You will feel excited to try some of her great tips as you continue deepening the connections with your family and friends.

Listen to the end of the show where Christa talks about her awesome give-away.

To learn more about Christa, visit her website HERE.  Join Christa on Facebook HERE.


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Shannon & Ashley