It’s Time to Get Off Our Screens and Back to Real Community
Human beings harbor a deep need to belong. The well-known psychologist Abraham Maslow established a hierarchy of human needs in which he placed the need to belong just above food, water, and physical safety. At the most basic level, belonging is survival and safety: if we’re not part of the herd, we’ll be left behind and unprotected, […]
Am I Supposed to Be My Kid’s Friend?
I give frequent talks to parents on issues related to technology. After my presentations, parents ask for advice in managing their children’s behavior. I hear similar questions and worries everywhere I go, with slight variations depending on the population of my audience. However, I am nearly always met with one specific concern that comes in […]
Do You Need “Amazing” Experiences to Feel Alive?
Experience is the new it thing. We’re experience junkies, chasing experiences like storm chasers chase tornados. Walk into any shop and it’s all about the experience—free water, espresso, salespeople that like you, home-baked cookies, in-store entertainment, shoulder rubs, and the list goes on. On social media, it’s all about posting photos of ourselves having amazing and of […]
Can I Let My Child Be Bored?
Perhaps the most common question I get in all my talks to parents and families around the country is What should I do when my kid says he’s bored and I don’t want to give him the device? Just this week, a mom told me that her son is always asking her What’s next? I’m bored, what should I […]
Wellness from Within
Delta Sky: How does our relationship with technology impact our health and well-being?
Digital Distraction: Are Smartphones Dumbing Down Students?
New York-based psychotherapist and author of The Power of Off , Nancy Colier says today’s teens — especially girls — are having to decide between social isolation and compulsive monitoring of social media. (Girls tend to use social media more for social interaction and celeb-following, while boys use it for gaming). With two children aged six […]
Rewire Me Rose Caiola interviews Nancy Colier, The Power of Off
Do you compulsively check your emails? Are you always plugged in? Let’s face it: Our society has an addiction to technology. In this interview, Rose talks to Psychotherapist and Author, Nancy Colier, about her new book The Power of Off: The Mindful Way To Stay Sane In A Virtual World, her story of being addicted to technology and […]
The Conscious Consultant: Live with Nancy Colier
Interview with Sam Leibowitz, the Conscious Consultant. How to live a mindful life in a virtual world: The Power of Off: https://www.facebook.com/samwyz
GOOD MORNING AMERICA: Cellphones and Anxiety
Spending too much time on your phone may be causing you to feel stress and anxiety, experts are warning. All of ths attention to technology, and the mind, and thoughts is coming at a great expense to the other aspects of what human beings need to feel well
Should I Answer Every Text My Child Sends? How Constant Communication is Disabling Our Children
I spend a lot of time with teenagers, because I have one. As an observer of this unique species, I am noticing that teenagers are changing in fundamental ways as a result of their relationship with technology. Teenagers are frequently out and about in the world on their own and with their peers, particularly in […]