Technology is deeply embedded in our lives and we all know it’s getting worse. Mobile devices are so essential to our day-to-day functioning that it makes more sense to think of them as extensions of our brains rather than work tools or lifestyle accessories. But the backlash is definitely on. Experts, myself included, are increasingly sounding the alarm bells about how smartphones and social media are eroding our attention spans, mental health, relationships, and public discourse.
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MindSpace’s Dr. Joe Flanders talked about mindfulness with CBC’s Shawn Apel on CBC Radio Noon on Dec 4th, 2017. He also spent time fielding questions from callers. If you missed the show the full audio is now available in the link below.
MindSpace’s Dr. Joe Flanders is interviewed in La Presse about the growing interest in mindfulness in Montreal, how it relates to self-compassion and psychotherapy, and why it made sense to open Présence, Montreal’s first meditation studio.
Self-control is hard. It takes effort to delay gratification—to override your immediate urges for the sake of your long-term goals
I’ll try to get you up to speed on what happened without boring you to death with the minutiae of my “first-world” problems: My wife […]
Thanks to recent developments in neuroscience, we now know that the brain has the property of neuroplasticity, meaning the structure and function of neural networks are constantly adapting to meet the demands of our day-to-day lives.
Leslie Roberts: The headline reads: “How Childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life.” When we talk about childhood stress, we’re not talking about the most extreme, we’re talking about probably things that happen at your house and back in the day we didn’t realize what parents were doing to their kids, and I would say you know as I always do, parents do the best they can with the tools they have but a lot of toolkits were missing a few tools and as a result kids had some childhood experiences that could be affecting them later on into adulthood and I think that’s a conversation we have to have because a) you could have it and not know it and it could answer some of the questions about why you are the way you are why you react the way you do and b) there is something you can do about it