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About the Creator and Performer

Doreen Dodgen-Magee is an award-winning author, speaker, and psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and groups. She researches and speaks about how technology affects our brains and bodies, our relationships, and the development of our sense of self. She is the author of Deviced! Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World, which was awarded the 2018 Gold Nautilus Prize for psychology.

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Meaningful advice in a judgement-free zone

Wow! In just half an hour, I learned so much about how I use technology and what it does to my brain. Doreen explains it all in a friendly way and never judges. She gives practical and easy-to-follow advice for being aware of and moderating tech in service of a more fulfilling “real” life. Loved this!

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Practical ideas instead of simple answers

Dr. Dodgen-Magee shares important, researched, information about how technology enhances our lives, and also is designed to keep us watching, looking and scrolling. She presents practical ideas about how to moderate our use and never vilifies tech or our dependence on it. It's necessary part of our lives and rather than take a binary good/bad approach to it, she presents ways of establishing new norms with it that can help us be more resilient and capable in our daily lives. This is well worth a listen and can get us started on a new relationship with tech, and ourselves.

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Good material summarized, weird anime voice

Material is obviously taken from more popular material, so she puts an alibi in the beginning.

Sounds like an anime fan who hasn't interacted with real people. Laughing when talking about horrible things that happen to people and it's very creepy/distracting.

She narrates her own book as an interview... sort of? So there's a voice over of somebody talking to give her social value?

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This was a wonderful book, it provided a great mixture of real life stuff with some research and a gentle, empathetic call to action —loved this book!

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Great message about our tech usage!

This was a thought provoking message about our use of technology on a daily basis. Dr Doreen Dodgen-Magee has clearly researched this topic in a clinical way, but shares the message to be very relatable. I really like the practice tips she has given to implement small changes that encourage us to intentionally relate to others in real life.

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I deleted my social media 2 days ago after soaking myself in books for the last 3 years. Thomas Edison Auto biography.