It was striking. We heard this from many of our families – life was better in many ways when we lost power for several days after Hurricane Irene hit New England.  The pace of family life was slower. There was more togetherness, more communication, more interaction, instead of each individual lost to a screen. Everyone got to bed earlier, slept better, and felt better the next day. So we suggest: reclaim your familySchedule a hurricane. Schedule time every week to turn off all the absorbing, distracting electronic screens and have fun together.