Journalist, broadcaster & communication consultant Dr. Susan Maushart joins host Robert Plotkin to discuss her internationally acclaimed memoir & BBC Book of the Week The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (& a Mother Who Slept with Her iPhone) Pulled the Plug on Their Technology & Lived to Tell the Tale. Maushart is the author of five books, including the feminist classics The Mask of Motherhood & Wifework. An independent producer, Susan's popular radio series Multiple Choice & StoryCatcher have been heard across Australia on ABC Radio, & across the world on via the web. She has appeared as a commentator on The Today Show, Lateline, CNN, Fox & Friends & in publications ranging from Family Circle & Parents to the Huffington Post & The Guardian. Susan's lifestyle column in the Weekend Australian Magazine ran weekly for a legendary 12 years, & she has lectured in media at NYU, Fordham & Curtin University of Technology. The mother of three global nomads, Susan lives between Perth, Western Australia & the East End of Long Island. Susan has written news, features, profiles, history, memoir, comedy & genre fiction. Her current projects include the commissioned history This Little World, which celebrates the centenary of Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth, & the forthcoming management novel Not the Smartest Guy in the Room. Find more on Dr. Susan Maushart at

On each episode of the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast, Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness & the use of technology in the modern age. Show notes can be found at, & you can also follow the show at & Come back often & feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day.

The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day.

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