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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 https://twitter.com/TechForMindful and https://www.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. Find more information at http://TechnologyForMindfulness.com/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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 https://twitter.com/TechForMindful and https://www.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. Find more information at http://TechnologyForMindfulness.com/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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 https://twitter.com/TechForMindful and https://www.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. Find more information at http://TechnologyForMindfulness.com/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English


Episodes

77: How To Be Productive Working Remotely - And Stay Connected To Others

5/18/2020
Today’s focus on Technology for Mindfulness is all about productivity and social connections! In this episode, I discuss some creative ways we can connect with each other using technology, how to effectively set boundaries in your home, as well as sharing some personal insights from the years I’ve spent working remotely. Now more than ever, dividing time between our work and personal lives has never been more essential. We’re all finding our own ways to adjust to this new norm and work...

Duration:00:32:26

76: Mitra Manesh - How to Integrate Storytelling into Mindfulness

5/4/2020
In episode 76, Mitra Manesh joins us for a conversation around the powers of storytelling, binaural beats, and integrating them into mindfulness practices. Mitra is a mindfulness thought leader, storyteller, educator, and founder of Innermap. She has over 3 decades of experience helping people develop a more mindful mindset at home and at work. Throughout our conversation, Mitra shares about her product Innermap and how it offers support for living a mindful life. She also offers advice on...

Duration:00:42:38

75: Nadja Streiter - Modeling Healthy Tech Habits

4/20/2020
In episode 75, Nadja Streiter joins us for a conversation around navigating our tech habits and the potential surge of tech use while practicing self-isolation during the COVID-19 epidemic. Nadja is a psychotherapist, speaker and coach that helps people with digital addictions, including video game addiction. Throughout the conversation, Nadja shares the story of how she became a psychotherapist that works in the niche of tech addiction, along with some immediately practical strategies for...

Duration:00:31:39

74: Caroline Welch - Getting Present

4/6/2020
In episode 74, Caroline Welch joins us for a conversation about cultivating and pursuing a mindfulness practice. Caroline is the Co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute and author of The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women. Throughout the conversation, Caroline shares her personal stories about how her mindfulness journey began 40 years ago in Japan, what she’s learned through her practices, and how women can cultivate their own practices as well. She also shares about how...

Duration:00:37:49

73: Jeremy Edge - Breaking Video Game Addiction

3/23/2020
In episode 73, Jeremy Edge joins us for a conversation about breaking video game addiction. Jeremy is the founder of Escaping the.Com, a counseling practice for those struggling with an internet addiction or problematic screen use. Jeremy helps his clients strengthen relationships, manage stress, stop problematic screen use, and improve tech life balance overall. Throughout our conversation, Jeremy explains what the spectrum of video game addiction looks like, and what signs to mindfully...

Duration:00:35:10

72: David Klein - How Tech Affects Teens

3/9/2020
In episode 72, David Klein joins us for a conversation about America Offline, which aims to create transformational offline experiences for teens and their families. David is passionate about reconnecting through various learning and development programs. Throughout our conversation, David explains how today’s teenagers are a product of how society has developed. He’s witnessed the side effects of technology overuse, and it’s impacting their personalities and how they relate to one another....

Duration:00:34:13

71: Ashley Sumner - Connecting Face-to-Face

2/24/2020
In episode 71, Ashley Sumner joins us for a conversation about how to connect more with people throughout the world, face-to-face. Ashley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Quilt, an app that allows women anywhere to spark offline conversations that bring community together in a fun, safe, and intimate way. Throughout our conversation, you’re going to learn a lot about how she and her organization helps people to use technology to connect with each other. Quilt goes a step further, finding ways...

Duration:00:37:16

70: Charlie Hartwell - The Future of Mindful Technology

2/10/2020
In episode 70, Charlie Hartwell joins us for a conversation about scaling mindfulness technologies. Charlie is the managing partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative. He’s part of a group of successful investors who have invested in startup companies in the mental wellness, consciousness, and spirituality spaces. Throughout our conversation, Charlie Hartwell shares about how the mental wellness space has grown and shifted over the years, and where it’s at today. He shares about the...

Duration:00:38:40

69: Dr Wayne Pernell - Deliberately, Actively, & Positively Becoming Human

1/27/2020
In episode 69, Dr. Wayne Pernell joins us to talk about realigning actions with intent. As a Global Executive Coach, Wayne brings a suite of resources, training and coaching to lift people up to reach their highest potential of productivity, personal effectiveness, and fulfillment. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Wayne Pernell shares his story for how he entered into the executive coaching world, how to follow through on goals, and what people can do to become more focused and productive...

Duration:00:46:08

68: Marygrace Sexton, Natalie Sexton & Bethany Baker - Recalibrate Your Relationships with A-GAP Reprieves

1/13/2020
In episode 68, Marygrace Sexton, Natalie Sexton & Bethany Baker join us to talk about their organization: A-GAP. This nonprofit organization hosts events called reprieves, where people learn to recalibrate their relationships with technology in both their work lives and personal lives. Throughout our conversation, the A-GAP team shares their origin story and all about how they have dedicated their lives and careers to helping young adults reconnect with themselves, loved ones, and the world...

Duration:00:43:43

67: Reflecting on 2019 & Propelling You Into 2020

12/30/2019
In this special episode, Robert Plotkin closes out 2019 by unpacking some helpful tips for developing healthy digital habits that you can cultivate in the coming year and decade. He provides strategies and tips for engaging in deeply reflective practices to assess your relationship with technology and how to break free from the unhealthy technology habits that carry you from day to day. In This Episode, You Will Learn: See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:12

66: Amy Giddon - Engage in the Collective Experience of Expression

12/16/2019
In episode 66, Amy Giddon, Co-Founder and CEO of Daily Haloha, joins us for a conversation about her app that functions as an alternative to existing social media platforms. It provides a structure within to engage in social networking more mindfully. Throughout our conversation, Amy shares her personal story about what inspired her app. It all started in the fall of 2016 around the Presidential Election and all that unfolded. She felt disheartened by how the process created such a stark...

Duration:00:51:26

65: Ariel Garten - The Device That Helps You Develop Meditation Skills

12/2/2019
In this episode, Ariel Garten joins us for a conversation about how her company’s device, Muse, provides you with real-time feedback about your own internal state while you meditate. Muse is a brain-sensing headband that tracks your brain activity and uses sound as a stimulus to get your brain back to focusing on your breath. Throughout the conversation, Ariel begins by talking extensively about the benefits that Muse provides and how it actively helps people develop their meditation...

Duration:00:33:59

64: Jay Vidyarthi - Attention Activism

11/18/2019
In episode 64, Jay Vidyarthi joins us for a conversation centered around attention activism, including the value of just paying attention to your repetitive habits with technology. Jay Vidyarthi is a frequent speaker and educator on the topic of attention activism and mindfulness, with specific expertise on the user-experience and design aspects of technology. In this episode, Jay begins with explaining what exactly attention activism is, and how people can start reclaiming their ability to...

Duration:00:53:34

63: Christina Crook - Savor the Experience of Disconnecting

11/4/2019
In episode 63, Christina Crook joins us for a conversation about how to savor the experience of disconnecting from technology. Christina is the founder of JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out, where she helps people find balance in the digital world and connect with others again – outside of technology. In this episode, Christina starts by telling us the story of her digital detox, where she disconnected completely from technology for 31 days. This is where her story begins. Since then, she’s...

Duration:00:38:02

Reducing the screen time at home

10/28/2019
Over the years through Technology for Mindfulness and as a teacher, martial artist, and technology developer, we’ve helped countless people learn how to become aware of, confront, and ultimately win their invisible wars with technology. We’ve worked with people from all walks of life. And from professionals to college students, the one group that I’ve found having the most difficulty with technology is parents. Parents are in a particularly tricky position when it comes to dealing with...

Duration:00:12:40

62: Nina Hersher - Finding Community in the Digital Wellness Space

10/21/2019
In episode 62, Nina Hersher joins us for a conversation about finding a community focused on digital wellness. Nina is a co-founder of Digital Wellness Collective, a unique organization where people working together on digital health and wellbeing can collaborate with each other, meet one another, share experience, support each other, promote one another’s work, and so much more. Nina Hersher is the co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective. She holds her Master of Social Work with an...

Duration:00:40:18

61: Christina Malecka - The Power of a Digital Mindfulness Retreat

10/7/2019
In episode 61, Christina Malecka joins us for a conversation around how to implement a digital mindfulness retreat into your life, and why this will positively transform your relationship with technology. AS a Seattle-based psychotherapist, Christina has had a front-row seat to the emotional impact smartphones and social media have had on her clients, including loneliness, anxiety, and alienation. To combat this epidemic, Christina Melecka has created a series of digital mindfulness...

Duration:00:35:35

How to manage your responses to technology disruption

9/30/2019
In this episode of the Technology for Mindfulness Podcast, I wanted to cover some simple steps you can take in how you interact with technology to create positive change in your life. I've had other experiences in life where I had changed my own habitsI had control of myself and knew that it came down to how my mind and body reacted to the phone ringing. I used a combination of my experience of mindfulness meditation and martial arts training to train myself to respond to the phone ringing...

Duration:00:17:30

60: David Ryan Polgar - How to Stop Oversharing Personal Data

9/23/2019
In episode 60, David Ryan Polgar joins us for an engaging conversation around the history of digital wellbeing and what it means to be human in the digital age. David takes a different approach to how people should combat oversharing personal data and addiction to technology. Instead of focusing on what we, as end-users, need to do to combat overuse or misuse of technology, David focuses on transforming the ways that technology itself is deployed. David Ryan Polgar is a 3-time TEDx speaker...

Duration:00:47:39