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Balancing life and technology in a digital world
Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D.
Are in-person conversations wearing you out? A few pointers and a lot of grace can help as you adjust to in-person life.
We successfully moved communication to video platforms. Migrating back to in-person conversations can be tiring. Here are some strategies for the transition.
Navigating social spaces with the new CDC masking guidelines is tricky. Here are a few tips for staying healthy.
Are you surprised by how exhausted you feel as you re-engage in-person life? A few things to help with the process.
Will your pandemic-created tech habits help or hurt you as you re-enter embodied life? Some ideas for how to decide.
History is being made and our constant attachment to the media around this comes at a cost. Taking media breaks can help.
Our devices have entertained and informed us this past year and our focus and hopefulness have paid the price.
The lead up to an election, coupled with natural disasters and the pandemic, can be particularly triggering to those who have experienced trauma. These five interventions can help.
The number of stressors facing Americans can outpace their ability to cope. Some small tweaks can help address burnout.
Families are faced with constantly changing plans for the coming school year. A few intentional actions can help them weather the unknown.
Ever-changing safety and reopening guidelines and prolonged distress related to the pandemic are taking a toll. A few proactive actions can help you stay psychologically healthy.
The pandemic is hard on adolescents. Here are a few tips that can help.
Extended quarantine and the complexity of re-entry has global morale at an all-time low. A few personal actions can turn things around.
After eight weeks of sheltering in place, we're irritable, anxious, and sad. A little knowledge can go a long way toward helping us recover our resilience.
The reality of the loss of social connection and touch is taking a toll on many. Here are some safe ways of tending to our human need for touch during quarantine.
Are the never-ending video chats wearing you out? A little thought and planning can turn things around.
COVID-19 and its corresponding need for sheltering in place presents as a marathon, not a sprint. Here are some tips for this particular part of the run.
Daily losses related to the pandemic can add up to major grief. Working through them can help you stay healthy while sheltering in place.
The global pandemic brings big feelings with it. Naming and working through those emotions can help you stay healthy in uncertain times.
Mental health hygiene is as important as hand washing and social distancing. Here are some tips and tools for self care during this emotionally challenging time.
Social/physical distancing requires parents to juggle the emotional, educational, and physical needs of their children within the confines of home. Find helpful tips here.
Your social feeds are specifically curated to you, with your likes and dislikes reinforced by an algorithm. Resist the silo and invite in the unfamiliar.
A few intentional actions can empower your child as they learn to self-regulate and self-soothe in their tech-drenched reality.
Are the demands of staying connected 24/7 creating mental clutter that steals your joy?
Advertisements can make electronic devices look soothing. But critical analysis tells a different story.
Summer is the perfect time to put our phones away and practice embodied living.
Mindfulness is a fantastic tool, especially when we don't need our phones to practice it.
Do you feel more intimately connected to your digital device than to your surroundings, friends, or sense of self? Make a few changes to reconnect to your embodied life.
Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D., is a psychologist, author, and speaker who focuses on how technology shapes people. She is the author of Restart: Designing a Healthy Post Pandemic Life.