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Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life

October 31
by Arlene Pellicane
Published by Moody Publishers Genres: balanced living, technology

Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life by Arlene Pellicane (Moody Publishers) Inbox x 10/31/b4 Calm, Cool and Connected x


Information overload – check. Strong feelings – check. Difficult relationships – check.

As I read a complimentary copy of the above-pictured book, I saw a need to get a handle on the three things I just mentioned. I have issues with all three.  I scored in the highest bracket in the quiz provided in the book. That’s not good! According to the quiz, I am “nowhere near calm, cool, and connected”. I do agree. The author states this book will help me “create distance” between me and my phone, so I can be closer to my loved ones.

The five habits are spelled out using the acronym HABIT. There are some practical tips in here that I can put to use. My worst habit is probably picking up my phone before even getting out of bed. I can see that thing as an idol after reading this book. Ugh!

I admit I am a task-oriented person. I have trouble putting relationships first. However, I have a new mindset and hope to be more intentional with this area.

I also love the idea of praying before accessing my phone or my laptop each and every time.  We are supposed to be in continual prayer anyway. Why wasn’t I already doing this?!?

Okay, I slipped and shared a few of the goodies from this book. Read it and be encouraged to live a more balanced life.

Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life
Arlene Pellicane
balanced living, technology
Moody Publishers

About the Book

For those feeling overloaded with technology…

Let’s face it: most of us are on our phones or computers way more than we’d like to be, and more than what’s even beneficial. We know that overuse of technology is harmful to our health and relationships, but how can we rewire our digital habits for a healthier life?

In Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane will walk you through an easy 5-step plan that will help you center your life on Jesus and love others by decluttering your screen time. By introducing a few easy habits into your daily routine, you can transform your relationship with technology and enjoy more time with God and others.

It's easy to become consumed and preoccupied with our devices. In turn, we begin to suppress or ignore what’s most important, focusing instead on the urgent and sensational. Let this book guide you toward balanced technology use, and thus a more balanced life.




  • Reply
    Sarah Geringer
    November 6 at 8:42 am

    I reviewed this book too, and it’s in my current giveaway. Even though I’m not much of a phone person, the book gave me great tips for being more proactive with my relationships. Looking forward to reading Total Christmas Makeover next!

  • Reply
    Mary Hill
    November 13 at 5:51 am

    Thanks for sharing. This book sounds great.

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