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VALENTINES DAY IN THE 21ST CENTURY...

Gina Giordan

VALENTINE'S DAY in the 21st Century...  

DOES TECH TURNOFF = TRUE LOVE? 

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Valentine's Day.

Each year on February 14th, many people all over the world, exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “Valentine.” 

The day of romance we call Valentine's Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century but, has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.

For some people, V-Day is just another "commercial" holiday that ultimately feels more like an obligation, jacks up the cost of roses, chocolate and reminds single people they may end up alone forever?

Well ... not so fast my cynical friends.  

In today's tech consumed world, the once simple act of experiencing an in-depth human connection is getting harder and harder to find.

Can you remember what a real human connection is?  Real eye to eye contact.  Heart to heart communication.  Soul to soul exchange.  

This real connection takes time.  Dare I say, it takes WORK!   What?  More work?  

In today's day and age, if you are fortunate enough to find another person you actually want to see face to face.  No, selfie to selfie does not count!  Your next step is to actually peel yourself away from all modern technology and make a real effort to connect with a person...That means (gasp) you need to put down the phone...wait no, turn off the phone!  Ok.  Baby steps.  How about just turn over the phone?  

There is NO denying it...TECH TURNOFF is a serious challenge.   

In 2016, Valentines Day has taken on a very different meaning.  The once holiday of professing your love with a bouquet of flowers and chocolates has been trumped just simple human connection.  

Moving forward, when it comes to love, the real question you should ask yourself isn't just,  "Do I really like this person?" 

The real test for your inner love meter is,  "Can I fathom TECH TURNOFF with this person?"  Do I feel the urge to turn off the phone?  Can I realistically take my mind off the social media rat race and focus on this one person?

Now, when it comes to relationships, the tech turn-off should be a no brainer.  If you and your significant other are finding it hard to turn off (or at least turn away) from the phone to share a meal together and actually connect...If you are finding the "tech turn- off" a serious challenge, then maybe you need to work at the relationship or just simply turn away?  

Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to show your loved ones you care enough to TURN OFF the tech and TURN ON the romance.

HAPPY TURNOFF TECH DAY people!  

Ya know you wanna!

XO Gina and TheWanna Team

IN THE MIXX GETS FESTIVE ON-SET

Caroline Slusarczyk

The ITM Team had a blast yesterday shooting ITM’s Holiday Episode with the talented cast of “La Soirée” and our “in-studio” audience!

ITM was mesmerized by the phenomenal range of acts in the “La Soirée” show! The two hour extravaganza will have you on the edge of your seat.

ITM  has a big crush on Mario, The Queen of the Circus, the soulful sounds of opera singer Le Gateau Chocolat, The English Gents, Miss Behave, Brett Haylock, Jess Love, Bath Boy, and the sultry Ursula Martinez – this show should not be missed!

If you are in NYC on NYE 2014, you can ring in the New Year with the entire La Soirée ensemble. ITM recommends book your tickets now!

Meet all the La Soirée cast members on ITM! Tune into ITM’s upcoming “Celebrity Holiday Traditions” episode, premiering next Thursday December 26 on WE TV at 7.30 am!

Don’t forget to take a peek a ITM’s Celebrity Holiday Gift Bag! Our fave picks for the holiday season and way beyond! Only the best of the best thanks to Baked by MelissaRaccoon BrandCortisio, Daddy ScrubsFindablesSoaps to Live ByAlomune180sand Mrs Prindable’s.

Chocolate lovers – you need to taste Mrs. Prindable’s now!

Log onto MrsPrindables.com and use ITM‘s special code 15% discount code: INTHEMIXX.

Need gift inspiration? WATCH ITM’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013!  BEST OF THE BEST BABY!