About Me:

Hi, my name is Justin. I am a regular guy who is ever fascinated by technology and the internet. I believe it’s current model of “distracting people to death in exchange for money” is harmful to individuals’ mental health and also democratic society. I started this newsletter to help others learn what I learned, and also to spare my wife and friends’ from hearing me rant about it all the time.

What you’ll find here:

The AIR Method:

The AIR method is the documented steps of how I took back control after years of feeling that I wasn’t living in the moment anymore. After many friends told me how they “wished they could resist their phones like you do”, and my insisting that there was no secret sauce, I decided to document what worked for me.

Stay Grounded:

Essays on the internet and social media, its effects on mental and societal health, and how weird it is spending our brief, limited lives in what is turning out to be the least cool cyberpunk reality imaginable. Sometimes tips n’ tricks.

When do I publish?

I am a firm believer of quality over quantity, and I won’t publish something I don’t feel is ready, simply for the sake of pumping out content. The Internet’s signal-to-noise ratio is already abysmal and I don’t want to further contribute to that.

That said- I try to have something every Saturday. In reality, it’s more like every other Saturday.

Who pays you?

You can! Stay Grounded is 100% reader supported and doesn’t have ads. It’s $5/month or $45/year for premium membership. Premium subscribers have access to bonus newsletters and more.

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Stay Grounded is a newsletter about establishing healthy boundaries with the internet without becoming a weird isolated Luddite.


Justin Hanagan

I write StayGrounded.online, a newsletter about establishing boundaries with the digital world without becoming a weird isolated Luddite.