Synopses & Reviews
Over the past decade, 24-7 connectivity has given us not only convenience and fun but worries about privacy, intrusions into family time, and new compulsions — from shopping to tweeting and cute cat watching. Anne Katherine, one of the first authors to bring healthy boundary setting to a mass audience, has now written a book on how to do this with technology. Rather than rejecting online life, Katherine shows readers how to make social media, smartphones, and other innovations work for, rather than against, them. Readers learn to protect themselves online — from predators and data mining as well as from time-devouring friends and acquaintances — with an emphasis on preserving and optimizing meaningful personal connections. Anyone who has ever wondered if their cute little gadget was actually an enemy invader will welcome Katherines strategies for ensuring that your life is truly your own.”
Boundaries in an Overconnected World
is a must-read — especially for those who have never known a world without Facebook and text messaging!”
— Christiane Northrup, MD, ob-gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Wisdom of Menopause and Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom
Although technology has brought many advances to our lives, Anne Katherine is quick to remind us of the risks and vulnerabilities each of us must be aware of in order to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our privacy. Her book is a detailed guide of how-tos for setting and maintaining boundaries. A must-read for anyone using a computer or smartphone.”
— Marty Lerner, PhD, CEO of the Milestones Eating Disorders Program
Timely and valuable. On the subject of boundaries, Anne Katherine is the guru! This book addresses the new layer of concerns in setting boundaries in this age of social networking. She shows us how to conduct ourselves from the outside in and the inside out.”
— Kay Sheppard, MA, LMHC, CEDS, author of Food Addiction: The Body Knows
We all feel it: as connectivity encroaches into every corner of our lives, it has all sorts of unintended effects, many of them for the worse. Yet as we worry about the effect it's having on our privacy, our ability to focus on our work and families, on our friendships and important relationships, and even on our sanity, we recognize that we dont want to give up the convenience or advantages its given us either. What we need to do is establish healthy boundaries with this technology. Now one of the authors who helped bring the idea of defining and implementing healthy boundaries to a mass audience, therapist Anne Katherine, has written a book on how to do it with technology.
Boundaries in an Overconnected World is the first book to help people set healthy and safe personal boundaries with social media, smartphones, and the internet in general. It's also the first to help people address (and prevent) the rifts in real-world relationships that new technology can create.
This technology makes us vulnerable in new ways and requires us to think differently about boundaries. Boundaries in an Overconnected World gives readers the tools to keep themselves safe and to manage the many new distractions that can disrupt meaningful personal connection.
Boundaries in an Overconnected World is for anyone who wants to protect themselves in cyberspace and on the phone; anyone who needs to learn to rule (rather than be ruled by) their smartphones, computers, and other devices; anyone who wants to make the most of connectivity, while minimizing its dangers and distractions; and anyone who wants to stay safe, protected, and connected in the ways that genuinely matter.
About the Author
Therapist Anne Katherine
specializes in helping people with boundaries, eating disorders, and food addiction. She wrote the first book on boundaries for a mass audience, Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin
, which has sold over 250,000 copies. She has over forty years experience as a therapist in agencies, hospitals, and private practice.