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Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.
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Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

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Episodes

How to avoid being distracted by your phone at work

9/16/2019
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On today’s episode of the Technology For Mindfulness podcast, I’m going to share with you some of my own journey in grappling with stress and distraction from technology. In this episode, you will learn: After more than 50 episodes of the Technology For Mindfulness, we’re releasing a new product that will help with this very issue to help build a habit around our responses to our smartphones. I’d like to ask for your help. If you go to askmindful.com, we have a short questionnaire that you...

Duration:00:16:56

59: Tracy Dennis-Tiwary – The Ultimate Form of Avoidance

9/9/2019
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In episode 59, Tracy Dennis-Tiwary joins us for a thoughtful discussion around how parent-child relationships are impacted by technology use. She dives into the details of how the human eyes have evolved to function in social settings, tracking eye movements and sharing gaze with others—and how technology can disrupt that communication. Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary is a professor of psychology, clinical psychologist, and digital mental health expert. She was recently featured on ABC’s...

Duration:00:47:54

58: Richard Chambers - A Smiling Mind With Technology

8/26/2019
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In episode 58, Dr. Richard Chambers joins us for an engaging discussion about how he encourages and teaches people to experiment with their use of technology. In particular, he prompts them to pay attention to both how they feel subjectively when they are using technology in different ways, in different situations, and also how they feel when not using it at all. Dr. Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist and leading mindfulness expert. He feels his calling is working with and teaching...

Duration:00:40:40

57: Teodora Pavkovic - Reconnecting with Kids in the Age of Technology

8/12/2019
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In episode 57, Teodora Pavkovic—psychologist and parent coach focused on parenting in the age of technology—joins us for a discussion about how technology has impacted the relationship between parents and their children. Specifically, she talks about how, as children grow up, there’s a discrepancy between what mentoring and monitoring technology looks like, and how parents and children relate to one another. Teodora Pavkovic is a New York City-based psychologist, international speaker and...

Duration:00:41:44

56: Teru Clavel - Technology Use in Classrooms Around the World

7/29/2019
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In episode 56, Teru Clavel—author, speaker, and global mom—joins us for a discussion about world-class education for kids and the role that technology plays in the classroom. Together, we discuss the difference between learning with and without computers, tablets, and other forms of technology, and how that affects kids’ retention rates. Teru Clavel’s upcoming book World Class which is set for release on August 20, is a mix of a memoir, research, and takeaways. In this book, she takes us on...

Duration:00:45:11

55: Caroline Castrillon - It’s Time to Set Boundaries with Technology

7/15/2019
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In episode 55, Caroline Castrillon, business coach and Forbes contributor, joins us for a discussion about how entrepreneurs can become more focused and productive through being mindful and disciplined with technology use. Caroline founded Corporate Escape Artist for both solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and those dreaming of running their own business. The mission of Corporate Escape Artist is to inspire and empower corporate professionals to take the leap into entrepreneurship and fully...

Duration:00:32:48

54: Dawn Wible - The Benefits of More Talking and Less Technology

7/1/2019
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In Episode 54, Dawn Wible, the Founder of Talk More Tech Less joins us for a discussion about various ways that we can re-introduce in-person, non-tech related, communication back into our lives. Dawn founded Talk More Tech Less in an effort to provide support, resources and education to help, both, adults and children “prioritize relationships over technology.” Talk More Tech Less is committed to the work of deeper, more connected communication and provides, what they call, the “Facts and...

Duration:00:39:25

53: Robert Plotkin - How to Focus for Entrepreneurs: Tips for Dealing with Smartphone and Other Technology-Related Distractions

6/17/2019
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In each Technology for Mindfulness episode, we usually interview an expert (from various industries) who’s made incredible strides in creating more mindfulness in their life, the lives of others and who use/create various techniques to build a better relationship with technology. This week, Episode 53, brings a direct conversation with Robert. He shares his insights and the success strategies that he’s learned over the years as a patent lawyer, from having his own law firm, and from running...

Duration:00:20:26

52: Michael Jacobus - Tackling Technology Addiction in Teens

6/3/2019
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In Episode 52, we speak with Michael Jacobus - the Founder of Reset Summer Camp; a 4-week clinical summer program for, mostly, teenagers who are suffering from technology addiction. The camp treats addiction to video games, social media, excessive screen time and provides assistance with poor technology habits. Michael has worked in the Summer Camp space for over 30 years and believed that the camp experience could create an environment that provides both the campers and, their families,...

Duration:00:43:47

51: Sean McCormick - A High-Performance Recipe: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Coaching

5/20/2019
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In Episode 51, Sean McCormick, high-performance coach and host of Optimal Performance Podcast, discusses how he successfully incorporates mindfulness and meditation into his coaching practices to help his clients make great strides in the areas of productivity and performance. Sean also discusses the role that technology plays in our world, and shares techniques for how we can create more balance and better manage our usage. Some of the questions I ask: What you’ll learn: Resources: Sean...

Duration:00:43:04

50: Rebecca Horan - Maintaining a Life of Balance while Living and Working in the Age of Social Media

5/6/2019
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In Episode 50, Brand Strategist, Rebecca Horan, discusses how she strikes a balance between running a business from home and managing screentime for herself and her family. She shares the 5 Strategies that she uses to help create clear boundaries for family time and technology usage. Some of the questions I ask: What you’ll learn: Resources: Rebecca Horan - Website

Duration:00:32:31

49: Rachel & Kyle Wright - Where to draw the line on what to share on social media

4/22/2019
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Rachel & Kyle Wright, who are relationship coaches and fellow podcasters and have a series of programs and coaching packages for couples through the Wright Wellness Centre. Tip of the Day: Have a designated documentor at a party or gathering you are going to When you’re attending a party or a gathering with friends and you’d like to take photos or videos of the party, pick one person at that event who is going to be the “designator documentor.” Much like a designated driver, this is one...

Duration:00:34:04

48: Nick Wolny - The Four Protocols to curb your smartphone addiction

4/8/2019
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Nick Wolny is a marketing and media strategist for coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs and has been featured on a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Elephant Journal and Mens Health for his expertise on productivity, automation and self improvement. Recently, he’s been featured on FOX discussing Digital Decluttering and how to curb your smartphone addiction. Tip of the Day: Monitor How Much time you actually use your smartphone and other devices. There are ways...

Duration:00:28:18

47: Paul Minors - Technology for Productivity, Optimising Time and Income

3/25/2019
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After being a guest on his show, The Paul Minors Podcast, I just had to interview the host himself to be on Technology For Mindfulness. Paul is obsessed with productivity, automation, optimising his time and income so he can live on his own times. Tip of the Day: Task Batching It’s productive and cuts down on the mental switching which can be so draining and stressful. Here are a couple of pointers that I do when it comes to batching to help me be more productive. Here are two examples of...

Duration:00:43:50

46: Marla Mattenson and Julian Colker - Technology and its role in relationships

3/11/2019
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On Episode 46, Marla Mattenson returns with her partner Julian Colker who work together to coach couples in their relationships including how to use technology mindfully. Some of the questions I ask: What you’ll learn: Resources: Apps: Love Nudge - talks about the 5 love languages you can sign up with your partner Marla Matteson & Julian Colker’s workshop:

Duration:00:35:38

45: Jenifer Joy Madden - Durability & The Digital Age

2/25/2019
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Jenifer Joy Madden is a professor, writer and design who helps parents to raise more durable, healthy and grounded children in this digital age. In this episode you will learn: Broccoli BrainVirtual Autism Link to DurableHuman.com: https://durablehuman.com Link to Durable Human blog post on Virtual Autism: https://durablehuman.com/VirtualAutism Link to Durable U online school: https://durableu.teachable.com Link to Broccoli Bunch animation example:...

Duration:00:32:47

44: John de Graaf - Beauty, Naturing & Capturing Moments

2/11/2019
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Going on a hike or a holiday to immerse yourself in nature is one of the most relaxing and recharging experience. However, with the use of smartphones, many of us look to capture the moment to post on social media rather than focusing on being in the moment and actually experiencing. Today, returning to Technology For Mindfulness is John De Graaf; a documentary filmmaker who has produced more than a dozen prime time national PBS specials and has won more than 100 filmmaking awards. He...

Duration:00:50:33

43: Vincent Horn - Buddhist Geeks Founder & Podcast Host

1/29/2019
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Vincent Horn spent his 20's co-founding the ground breaking Buddhist Geeks while attending a full year of silent meditation practice on a retreat. A computer engineering drop out turned full time contemplative - Vincent combines the traditional mindfulness practices of Buddhist practice and teaches them in a modern way. He has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the...

Duration:00:50:44

42: Dr. Sherry Walling - Clinical Psychologist Behind Zen Founder

1/14/2019
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In today's digital age, entrepreneurs and online businesses are on the rise. What happens as a result of this is that entrepreneurs more than anyone else can suffer the effects of burnout, anxiety and restlessness. This week's guest, Dr Sherry Walling who is a clinical psychologist and leader of Zen Founder where she helps entrepreneurs to tackle the challenges of founding and running companies so they can be more effective and productive. She's one of the first professionals to combine yoga...

Duration:00:39:45

A Mindful 2019: A Technology for Mindfulness Special Episode

12/31/2018
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As we prepare for 2019, we often reflect and think about the year that's gone. We think about what we achieved and didn't achieve and what we would like to do in the next year. When it comes to using technology mindfully, there are a few ways that you set goals and habits to achieve mindfulness, productivity and quality time. Here are 5 ways that you can set yourself up to use technology more mindfully in 2019: 1. Take some time to observe your experiences with technology. This is the most...

Duration:00:25:52