JOMO DIGITAL MINDFULNESS RETREATs are life-changing experiences 

created for bleary-eyed busy people who crave inspired living more than push notifications and pixels. You have 365 days this year. Imagine spending four of them surrounded by thoughtful people set on making their days count too. Imagine conversations and clarity. Imagine tools for real-life scenarios that will go to work for you immediately.

You get to choose who wins this year: you or your devices.  

Experience JOMO with award-winning author and JOMO™️ founder Christina Crook
at the world-class Hollyhock Centre on Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Our phones are our constant companions and, while they promise to solve problems and make our lives easier, their time-saving solutions come with hidden costs. At this retreat, you’ll reclaim time and attention so you can thrive in a wired world. 

You’ll do that in three ways:

Education: Better understanding the personal and professional costs of your digital devices

Self-Discovery: Identifying and articulating your personal values and sources of joy

Empowerment: Learning strategies to practice value-centred living, online and off



Hollyhock Schedule


Arrival And Check In

6:30-7:30 PM

Hollyhock Orientation

8:00-9:30 PM
Evening Session: Opening Circle And Turn Over Digital Devices
+ Why digital mindfulness?
 Mindfulness is the opposite of distraction.
+ Who are you doing this for? How do smartphones and constant connectivity impact you and the people you love?
+ Setting you up for success. Alternatives to digital immersion.


7:00-8:00 AM
Morning Yoga / Silent Meditation (optional)

8:30-9:30 AM

9:00-9:30 AM
Garden Tour

9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Morning Session: Attention Restoration
+ Tap into your Five Senses
+ including 1 hour personal outdoor exploration
+ Understanding Sympathetic and Parasympathetic States

12:30-1:30 PM

Free time for hiking, personal reflection or rest
Guided Nature Hike (optional)

3:00-6:00 PM
Afternoon Session: The Elements of Joy
+ Well-being and Success on your own terms
+ Discover Your Values to Align with Time Spent Online

6:30-7:30 PM


7:00-8:00 AM
Morning Yoga / Silent Meditation (optional)

8:30-9:30 AM

9:30 AM -12:15 PM
Morning Session: Social Media and Emotional Health
+ Self Compassion and Sympathetic Joy:
Antidotes to Social Media Envy and Comparison

12:30-1:30 PM

Afternoon Off
Enjoy a Guided Nature Hike,
free time for personal reflection or rest
or some of Hollyhock’s on-island experiences such as paddling, kayaking, hiking, and birding or indulge in a massage. (Recommended bookings: 2 weeks in advance.)

6:30-7:30 PM

Evening Campfire


7:00-8:00 AM
Morning Yoga / Silent Meditation (optional)

8:30-9:30 AM

9:30 AM -12:15 PM
Morning Session: Gratitude
+ Meditation
+ Group Reflection and Discussion
+ Waking Up: What are You Noticing?
+ Gratitude Practice

12:30-1:30 PM

Free time for hiking, personal reflection or rest

3:00-6:00 PM
Afternoon Session: Concrete Strategies for Reducing Screen Time
+ Returning your Devices
+ Experiencing JOMO in your Digital Life
+ #sparkjoy #experiencejomo

6:00-6:30 PM
Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ - A Hollyhock Tradition

6:30-7:30 PM


8:30-9:30 AM

9:30 AM -12:00 PM
Morning Session: The Way Forward
+ Create your own Digital Well-being Contract
+ Group Gratitude + Closing Circle

12:00-1:00 PM
(There is a "to-go" lunch option if you need to leave early for travel plans.)





"I'm tired of trying to keep it all together. My team needs me. My spouse needs me. My kids need me. I feel like I am already living with a wall of regret."

"I want to divorce tech. I'm on 24/7. I feel like I can't turn off because if I do my career will slow down and my boss will think I'm a lazy sloth and I will miss my dentist appointment and I'll never get my side hustle off the ground and I won't know about my friend's new puppy and..."

"I come home from work feeling numb. The only thing I have energy for is scrolling and Netflix. And more Netflix. And more Instagram. And more Facebook. At the same time. I've been on social long enough to know it's a waste of time but I. CAN. NOT. STOP. I don't know what else to do."

The average person spends over two hours a day on social media. That’s 5.5 years over a lifetime. If we cut that by even 40%, you’d be getting back two years of your life. We think it’s time you reclaim that time, don’t you? It takes a powerful no to say a powerful yes.


  • Redefine "keeping it together"

  • Identify your personal values 

  • Identify what's life-giving versus life-draining

  • Discover the margin you didn't know you had

  • Design a sustainable actionable solution

  • Give you practical tools to move beyond good intentions



  • Identify your blindspots

  • Rewire your habits

  • Kick regrets to the curb

  • Rediscover what brings you JOY

  • Enter fully into rest

  • Move from surviving to thriving

Ultimately, helping you find meaning and joy in an overwhelmed world.

What we regret most at the end of our lives isn't missed tweets or fancy job titles. It's the deeper stuff — missed opportunities to love, to explore our curiosities, and to spend our time well. It's time we choose joy over fear. Empowerment over anxiety. JOMO over FOMO.





"The session was flawlessly executed. It received much positive feedback from attendees--so much so that I had colleagues anecdotally bringing up points from the session in conversations months later."

- Madison, Strategist + DRIVE Founder @ Cosette Toronto

"Experience JOMO helped me take an honest look and my habits. It motivated me to immediately action valuable checks and balances to ensure my digital time wasn't getting in the way of my goals. On month later, I continue to feel more plugged into my life and less into the web."

- Melissa, Senior Business Partner @ Experience Point

"It has been a wonderful week unplugging from my phone and spending more time being present with those around me. With a few simple changes, I felt more relaxed and picking up my phone was less urgent. I learned so much about my habits and gained valuable tools in this thought-provoking workshop."

Jenna Tenn-Yuk, Walrus Talks speaker + writer


MEET your host

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Christina Crook is an award-winning author and in-demand speaker with engagements including the Young Presidents’ Organization, World Vision and the All Tech is Human Summit.

Her 2015 book, The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, helped pioneer the field of digital well-being and established her as a leading voice on technology and human flourishing. Her commentary on technology and daily life has appeared in international media, including The New York Times, Psychology Today and Glamor Brazil.

Most importantly, she is a wife to Michael and mother to Madeleine, Thomas, and Caleb where they live in their run amuck home in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood. That's a story all on its own.

Can’t make Hollyhock in October? Join us in Mexico in 2020: