Day: October 19, 2021

What It’s Like To Do a Weeklong Media Deprivation Exercise

After recently leaving my job of nine years at a media outlet and moving across the country, I found myself seeking wisdom, guidance, and a general reset to how I approach life. So I decided to read The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. The 1992 book by Julia Cameron functions as a 12-week self-guided course in “discovering and recovering your creative self.”

With more than four million copies sold and endorsements from the likes of Alicia Keys, productivity expert Tim Ferriss, and Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, I felt great about subscribing to its exercises that accompany each chapter. But, I found chapter four’s to be the most intensive, illuminating, and inspiring: “reading deprivation,” which, since the dawn of the internet, Cameron has updated to “media deprivation.” What it entails is no reading, movies, TV, podcasts, or social media. No content. Of any

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‘I cannot put a paycheck over principle’ [Video]

Allison Williams is departing ESPN over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The 37-year-old college football and basketball reporter joined the network in 2011.

“I have been denied my request for accommodation by ESPN and The Walt Disney Company” Williams began in a video posted to Instagram. “Effective next week, I will be separated from the company.”

The Walt Disney Company, which co-owns ESPN, announced in July that salaried and nonunion hourly U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated in order to return to work. Williams previously said she doesn’t want to get the vaccine while she and her husband try for a second child. (Major ob-gyn and fertility organizations support the vaccine.)

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams says she's leaving ESPN over the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams says she’s leaving ESPN over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams went on to explain she believes women who say they’ve had no fertility issues after getting the vaccine, as

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