Microwave - and other forms of electromagnetic - radiation are major (but conveniently disregarded, ignored, and overlooked) factors in many modern unexplained disease states. Insomnia, anxiety, vision problems, swollen lymph, headaches, extreme thirst, night sweats, fatigue, memory and concentration problems, muscle pain, weakened immunity, allergies, heart problems, and intestinal disturbances are all symptoms found in a disease process the Russians described in the 70's as Microwave Sickness.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Levi Felix, a Proponent of Disconnecting From Technology, Dies at 32
Felix, a Proponent of Disconnecting From Technology, Dies at 32
MELEJAN. 12, 2017
Levi Felix founded Digital Detox “to create
more mindful, meaningful, and balanced lives, both online and off.” CreditDaniel N. Johnson
Felix, who championed the virtues of unplugging from smartphones and other
technology and co-founded Digital Detox, which sponsored retreats and camps to
help people reconnect in real life, died on Wednesday in Pismo Beach,
Calif. He was 32.
S. Poswolsky, a longtime friend who worked as a counselor at one of the camps,
confirmed Mr. Felix’s death. He said Mr. Felix had a brain tumor.
Felix sought to bring balance to people’s lives by disconnecting them for
stretches of time from the clutches of their phones and from social media.
knew the hazards firsthand.
Felix worked 70-hour weeks for a tech start-up, and his lifestyle became a
high-tech cliché of late-night Thai food and sleeping with his laptop under his
pillow. In 2008, he was hospitalized after suffering an esophageal tear from
experience was an awakening for him, Mr. Poswolsky wrote on Medium. Mr. Felix re-evaluated his priorities,
he told The New York Times in a 2013 interview.
He sold his car and his “nice Penguin clothing,” he said, and traveled for more
than two years. He spent a year in Cambodia with Brooke Dean, who was then his
girlfriend. The couple, who married in October, lived and worked at a
guesthouse on a remote island without a cellphone and without access to the
a geek, I’m not a Luddite,” Mr. Felix told The Times in 2012. “I love that
technology connects us and is taking our civilization to the next level, but we
have to learn how to use it, and not have it use us.”
Ms. Dean in 2012, he founded Digital Detox, whose mission was, it said, “to
create more mindful, meaningful and balanced lives, both online and off.” It
sponsored retreats that emphasized yoga, meditation, a healthy diet and
one-to-one connections as a reprieve from digital life.
a video, Mr. Felix said he would like to see
“more people taking more time to reflect and experience what they’re doing
instead of sharing it or Instagramming it or posting it on the internet.”
like to see more people looking into people’s faces,: he added, “instead of
looking in their screens.”
other programs, Digital Detox sponsored Camp Grounded, a summer camp to help adults
unplug from technology. Campers turned in their electronic devices — which were
sealed in plastic bags labeled “biohazard” — and participated in activities
like hiking, archery, swimming and capture-the-flag competitions. Campers also
took on nicknames, with Mr. Felix adopting the name Fidget Wigglesworth.
first camp was in California, and more soon opened in New York, North Carolina
and Texas. Mr. Poswolsky said in an email on Thursday that Camp
Grounded was planning to host its final two sessions in May in Mendocino,
Felix was born on July 29, 1984, in Fresno, Calif. His online
biography described him as a community organizer, international
speaker and retreat facilitator, with a background in psychology and music. He
regularly spoke at conferences and led workshops for companies, organizations
survived by his wife, Ms. Dean; his parents, Bluma and Edward Felix; his
brothers, Seth and Zev; and a grandmother, Edythe Felix.
Felix learned in February that he had a brain tumor. Two months
laterhe wrote a letter with the salutation “Dear
Beautiful Humans of Planet Earth” in which he presented the details of his
health crisis but expressed confidence that he would recover. He included the
closed the letter by reminding his followers to call their parents. “Squeeze
your siblings,” he wrote. “Tell everyone that you love them.”
version of this article appears in print on January 14, 2017, on Page D7 of
the New York edition with the headline: Levi Felix, 32, Founder of
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