Making Space for Things That Matters with Daniel Sih
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The average American spends 9 hours looking at a screen everyday. This addiction that so many have to our devices is causing us to be disconnected from the people in front of us, the natural world around us, and our spiritual side. It’s also changing our brains. Daniel Sih, the founder and director of Spacemakers Australia, is working hard to help people change their relationship with the digital world, and make space for the things that really matter. In this episode, Daniel provides an overview of what Spacemakers does, shares the five principles from his book, Spacemaker (which won the award for Best Personal Development Book in Australia in 2021), and explains why incorporating a “digital Sabbath” into your life will be so beneficial. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • A brief overview of Daniel’s work and personal life.
  • The unhealthy relationship that many people have developed with the online world.
  • What neuroplasticity is.
  • 9 hours; the amount of time that the average American spends looking at a screen everyday, and how this is affecting our brains.
  • The purpose of Daniel’s book, Spacemaker.
  • What we lose by spending too much time looking at a screen.
  • 5 principles for unplugging which Daniel highlights in his book.
  • Advice for parents around giving your child a phone.
  • The value of incorporating a Sabbath (day of rest) into your life.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Daniel Sih on LinkedIn

Daniel Sih on Instagram


Spacemaker: How to Unplug, Unwind and Think Clearly in the Digital Age

Arista Wealth Management 

Arista Wealth Management on Facebook

Paul Moffatt on LinkedIn

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