We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Yasmin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
The most important thing I think I’ve done as a parent to my child is being present & empathetic. Reflecting on my own childhood, I had one parent that gaslit me while the other abandoned the family. So being present and raising our child is a huge deal for me personally.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Amidst the pandemic, I became a Certified Digital Wellness Educator. I’m passionate about helping people & distributed organizations create resilient tech boundaries, build on empowered habits, and ultimately transform their relationship to technology. Let’s face it, digital is ubiquitous and we’ve lived our lives almost entirely online relying heavily upon screens and the internet to work — date — learn — therapize — shop — live — etc. One of the main questions we’re faced with as we move forward in this pandemic is whether we should severely limit screen time for ourselves and/or our families. There are no sure answers here, nor are there one-size-fits-all solutions to these issues facing society at scale. What I like to focus on with a client, family, or distributed organization is cultivating emotional intelligence. That way there’s a baseline framework to start to speak to HOW & WHY we use screens as opposed to HOW LONG are we using screens. By navigating our screen use with intention, we begin to introduce mindful tech use at scale. When we are in touch with our emotions and intentions we can start to re-engage with our time and attention on our terms.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Go Get Em Tiger. Steep_LA. Guisados Tacos. Konbi. Joy on York. Belcampo. Elysian Park. Topanga. Malibu. Highland Park. In a pandemic I’ve oriented towards quieter contemplative spaces.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Pamela Samuelson. www.embodywork.la