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53 hours.

That’s how long it took Diana Nyad to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida, puking and getting stung by jellyfish along the way. You know, the sort of thing 64 year olds like to do on Tuesdays.

After getting enough fluids back into her body to speak, Nyad told reporters that she made this fifth attempt because “I wanted it to be a lesson for my life – to be fully engaged, awake and alert and alive every minute of every waking day.”

Right on, Diana Nyad, you queerio swimmer who got kicked out of Emory for parachuting out of a dorm window! Awesomeness through and through.

But surely one can be fully engaged, awake and alive some other way than swimming 110 miles through shark infested waters?

Here, I’ll google it: “How to be fully engaged, awake and alive.” Also, I’ll start a convo on Twitter about mindfulness, and oh look here’s a video of about a fugitive Buddhist monk, and here’s a link to a dancing dog, and so long as I’m scrolling through FB, lemme post a photo of the leaf design on my cappuccino.  Because nothing says I’m sucking the marrow out of life! like a photo of cappuccino foam art.

And then, in the midst of all this distracting internet muck, there’s these two mind-blowing videos. They’re about how getting online gets in the way of living life:

A survey recently found that people are more afraid of a two-day digital detox – no phone, no tablet, no computer – than they are of Read more…