Digital Distraction: Technology, Our Brains, and Spiritual Practices – August 25

Presented by Anne Kertz Kernion
Sunday, August 25  ▪  1:30-3:30pm

Our smartphones and computers are wonders, but they bring some not-so-wonderful consequences (like reduced focus, concentration, and memory) to our brains, bodies, and spiritual lives. We will explore the ramifications of tech overuse and how several spiritual practices have been shown to help thwart those detrimental effects. Helpful strategies to limit the pitfalls of online use, and suggested activities to nurture our journeys will be offered. The format for this presentation will be lecture and Q & A.

We appreciate your registration by Wednesday, August 21
$20 early bird (by Aug. 21)     
$25 (after Aug. 21)
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About our presenter:
Anne Kertz Kernion
(BS in Environmental Engineering, Penn State; MA in Theology, Duquesne University; Certificate in the Science of Happiness, UC Berkeley; current graduate student in Positive Psychology, U. of Missouri) is a frequent lecturer and retreat leader, presenting topics that combine neuroscience, positive psychology, and spirituality to groups around the US and Australia. Anne taught “Cross-Cultural Understanding of Religious Meaning” at Carlow University for 14 years; for seven years, she was an adjunct professor at a local college in Pittsburgh, teaching courses ranging from Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Nutrition, to World Religions and Ethics. She is the owner/artist of Cards by Anne, an inspirational greeting card company founded in 1986. Her book, “A Year of Spiritual Companionship” was published by SkyLight Paths in 2016.