We are in a generation for using Cell phones for approval and visibility. Social Media can be as disruptive as it is distracting with notifications and the need to use filters to ensure the perfect presentation is posted on the various platforms. Laurie Wolk is an author, teacher and coach who grew up in Westchester, NY. Even though she was confident and successful with being able to land a high profile career in media, she still had her doubts about the feedback the world around her was giving her. To build up her confidence, she went back to school, got a degree and became a Senior Educator at the Girls Leadership Institute. When the world of iPhones, Instagram, Netflix and Snapchat dawned on her and her children, she realized that a huge paradigm shift was happening and impacting adolescents on self confidence, self image and communication. Laurie is the author of Girls Just Wanna have Likes  which unpacks just how much social media impacts youth attention and confidence. In this episode of Technology For Mindfulness, Laurie discusses how the use of cell phones for approval and visibility impedes mindfulness and provides insight on how to navigate through this when it comes to teaching your children how to communicate. Find out more at

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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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