The Joy of Missing Out

Finding Balance in a Wired World

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The Joy of Missing Out is a highly praised book by Canadian author Christina Crook that reveals how the keys to our joy come from intentional connections and presence, not from our smartphones.

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Christina Crook: A Leading Voice on a More Human Relationship with Modern Technology

From the Harvard Business Review to Wired magazine, the global conversation is leading us back to the power of face-to-face communication. That's why executives and wellness programs around the world are turning to Christina Crook and The Joy of Missing Out to help find balance in their personal and professional lives.  

Christina Crook is an author and storyteller on a mission to show people overwhelmed by our digitally-saturated culture how to get a breath of fresh air and live with a sense of intentionality and joy.  Her 2015 book, The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, has made her a leading voice in a growing movement towards a more human relationship with modern technology. Her cultural commentary on technology and daily life has appeared in print and on air from The New York Times to Psychology Today, NPR to CTV Morning News. 

She has addressed thousands of students, professionals and parents over the past several years, sharing with them how presence and peace can be found in the midst of the cacophony of the modern world. Christina also speaks at conferences, churches and companies across the country. She’s a personable and engaging speaker who shares her stories and wellness advice in a way that’s relevant, fun and uplifting.

If you’d like to inspire your audience to thrive with tech, ultimately finding quiet and themselves amidst the cacophony of the modern world,  schedule Christina Crook for your next event. 

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what people are saying

 

"I recently had the privilege of moderating a panel that Christina participated in for Ivy League students. She brought a high level of professionalism to the panel, as well as a wealth of knowledge in the field of journalism.  She is undoubtedly an expert in her field, and is a pleasure to work with and learn from!”  

- Kristen Ottaviano, Ministry Fellow at Dartmouth, Nexus Conference at Yale 2016

 

“I love how present you were. It means a lot when someone comes and really embraces the event and delves deep into connecting with people."

- Darian Kovacs, Co-founder, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference 2016

 

"Thank you for last night.  We loved your talk.  It hit the mark on every level and was just the perfect thing we were looking for. My leadership team met for a brief de-brief after.  This was our last Leaders Circle, breaking for the summer and re-convening in the fall, so we felt it was the highlight of the year and a great way to go out with a huge bang.  Everything you said was so rich and full. I would like to explore possibly bringing you up to Ottawa for something larger in 2017."  

- Terry  Long, Founder, Quiet Pools Leaders Circle in Ottawa 2016

 

"The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World has left a lasting impression on me. This book has inspired me to end each day with this question: “What today was most life-giving and what was most life-taking?” Christina Crook provides both the proof and the inspiration to invest in real-life experiences and establish healthy tech/life balance. The Joy of Missing Out has motivated me to pause several times a day and intentionally choose activities that connect me to the people I love and the life I want to live. I highly recommend this book to anyone experiencing the pressure and disconnection in our fast-paced, media-saturated culture." 

- Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Life, USA  

 

“We’re all extremely busy, especially as professional women, we’re juggling 8 different hats at any given moment and what’s happening right now, with our smartphones and tablets, is we’re filling the little windows where we have a moment to exhale, to stop and pause with check-ins on social media. Embracing JOMO, gives you the freedom to step away from your devices and really live in the moment, to connect with people around you and to finally realise that technology should be used as a tool instead of a constant companion.” 

— Business O Feminin, Paris