The title refers to a relatively recent cultural phenomenon: the interruptions and intrusions into our everyday lives by technology devices — devices that are always on and always present. When it comes to our primary relationships, technoference seems an insidious problem... and one that's affecting more and more couples.
Seems that parallel play isn’t limited to toddlers. Marriage, too, can feature parallel play: spouses busying themselves with work and hobbies and their own particular to-do lists, without a lot of overlapping interaction.
An Effective Strategy for Improving Physical & Mental Health
Jon Kabat-Zinn (2003) defines mindfulness as “The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (p.145).