The concept of mindful technology is edging its way into the mainstream as more and more people want to break free of unhealthy digital habits.
Pete Dunlap, Founder of Digital Detangler, is poised to help with this uniquely modern problem. He empowers individuals, schools, and businesses to transform their digital environments for greater well-being.
Robert Plotkin recently interviewed Pete on the Technology for Mindfulness podcast to learn how he became the Digital Detangler and what individuals can do to take control of their own technology use.
Continue reading How to Manage Your Digital Environment – 6 Practical Ideas from Pete Dunlap
Dr. Sherry Walling offers a unique perspective on entrepreneur burnout.
As both an accomplished clinical psychologist and the spouse of a serial tech entrepreneur, she’s combined insights from both roles and developed a much-needed resource called ZenFounder.
On a recent Technology for Mindfulness podcast, our founder Robert Plotkin interviewed Dr. Walling to learn more about her work.
They chatted about entrepreneur stress, how it’s made worse by the frenetic pace of technology, and her recommendations for founders (and their partners).
Continue reading Thriving as an Entrepreneur in the Digital Age – 5 Lessons from Dr. Sherry Walling
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are designed not only to enable but encourage people to provide feedback about content posted by others. This might take the form of a like, a simple thumbs up or down, text, or something more sophisticated like a text or video response.
If youâ€™ve ever posted content online, then you know just how enticing it can be to check how many people have liked what youâ€™ve posted.
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This blog post was inspired by an article published by The Guardian on April 9.
While the write-up isn’t strictly focused on technology, that topic is still explored and the content is worth addressing.
As technology keeps evolving, each generation of parents has had to deal with problems that their parents or grandparents could have never dreamt! First, it was TV, then it was video games â€œrotting the brain,â€ and now smartphones. What will come next? Who knows?! And it seems like with each new technology the effect is differentâ€¦ and often worse.
Take Generation Z for example, the generation after Millennials. The generation that grew up with iPads and smartphonesâ€”theyâ€™ve never known life without being constantly connected! And thatâ€™s created a HUGE leap in characteristic changes from their parents and grandparents. Theyâ€™ve become the generation thatâ€™s not interested in independence; they already have so much independence online, and thatâ€™s become good enough for them. But thereâ€™s one other change todayâ€™s teens are suffering from: depression.
Continue reading Teen Depression is on the Rise: Are Smartphones to Blame?
The worlds of technology and health and constantly growing closer and closer together. Whether youâ€™re at a medical hospital, physical therapy, or visiting a psychiatrist, chances are that technology is going to play a role in your treatment.
One such technology is making a name for itself in the medical and psychological community as an innovative way to help treat patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Those with MDD have an imbalance in their brain activity: the areas involved in emotion processing are in a hyperactive state, while the cognitive control and emotional regulation areas show decreased activity. Now, a new app is aiming to balance those two areas of the brain.
Continue reading Study: App Aims to Treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Itâ€™s been estimated that nearly 16 million adults age 18+ have been affected by depression, and close to 10% suffer from mood disorders. Can you guess what the most common treatment method is for both of these things? You guessed it: medication. And the number of people being prescribed these medications is on the rise. The second most common method for treating depression and other mood disorders is cognitive based therapy. But thereâ€™s another method thatâ€™s gaining popularity: mindfulness.
Continue reading Is Mindfulness Replacing Therapy for Battling Depression?