Technology For Mindfulness

Robert Plotkin

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 Technolo...Show More
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51: Sean McCormick - A High-Performance Recipe: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Coaching

43:04 | May 20th

In Episode 51, Sean McCormick, high-performance coach and host of Optimal Performance Podcast, discusses how he successfully incorporates mindfulness and meditation into his coaching practices to help his clients make great strides in the areas of pr...Show More
50: Rebecca Horan - Maintaining a Life of Balance while Living and Working in the Age of Social Media

32:31 | May 6th

In Episode 50, Brand Strategist, Rebecca Horan, discusses how she strikes a balance between running a business from home and managing screentime for herself and her family. She shares the 5 Strategies that she uses to help create clear boundaries for...Show More
49: Rachel & Kyle Wright - Where to draw the line on what to share on social media

34:04 | Apr 22nd

Rachel & Kyle Wright, who are relationship coaches and fellow podcasters and have a series of programs and coaching packages for couples through the Wright Wellness Centre.Tip of the Day: Have a designated documentor at a party or gathering you are g...Show More
48: Nick Wolny - The Four Protocols to curb your smartphone addiction

28:18 | Apr 8th

Nick Wolny is a marketing and media strategist for coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs and has been featured on a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Elephant Journal and Mens Health for his expertise on productivity, automa...Show More
47: Paul Minors - Technology for Productivity, Optimising Time and Income

43:50 | Mar 25th

After being a guest on his show, The Paul Minors Podcast, I just had to interview the host himself to be on Technology For Mindfulness.  Paul is obsessed with productivity, automation, optimising his time and income so he can live on his own times. T...Show More
46: Marla Mattenson and Julian Colker - Technology and it’s role in relationships

35:38 | Mar 11th

On Episode 46, Marla Mattenson returns with her partner Julian Colker who work together to coach couples in their relationships including how to use technology mindfully.Some of the questions I ask:How to deal with devices and how they can potentiall...Show More
45: Jenifer Joy Madden - Durability & The Digital Age

32:47 | Feb 25th

Jenifer Joy Madden is a professor, writer and design who helps parents to raise more durable, healthy and grounded children in this digital age.In this episode you will learn:The capabilities we have that our phones don't have - our sense of compassi...Show More
44: John de Graaf - Beauty, Naturing & Capturing Moments

50:34 | Feb 11th

Going on a hike or a holiday to immerse yourself in nature is one of the most relaxing and recharging experience. However, with the use of smartphones, many of us look to capture the moment to post on social media rather than focusing on being in the...Show More
43: Vincent Horn - Buddhist Geeks Founder & Podcast Host

50:45 | Jan 29th

Vincent Horn spent his 20's co-founding the ground breaking Buddhist Geeks while attending a full year of silent meditation practice on a retreat. A computer engineering drop out turned full time contemplative - Vincent combines the traditional mindf...Show More
42: Dr. Sherry Walling - Clinical Psychologist Behind Zen Founder

39:45 | Jan 14th

In today's digital age, entrepreneurs and online businesses are on the rise. What happens as a result of this is that entrepreneurs more than anyone else can suffer the effects of burnout, anxiety and restlessness. This week's guest, Dr Sherry Wallin...Show More
A Mindful 2019: A Technology for Mindfulness Special Episode

25:52 | Dec 31st, 2018

As we prepare for 2019, we often reflect and think about the year that's gone. We think about what we achieved and didn't achieve and what we would like to do in the next year. When it comes to using technology mindfully, there are a few ways that yo...Show More
41: Laurie Wolk - Author, Teacher & Coach

36:55 | Dec 17th, 2018

We are in a generation for using Cell phones for approval and visibility. Social Media can be as disruptive as it is distracting with notifications and the need to use filters to ensure the perfect presentation is posted on the various platforms. Lau...Show More
40: Patricia Lohan - Coach, Healer & Feng Shui Expert

38:19 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Patricia Lohan is a coach, healer and Feng Shui expert who has shaped her dream path. Living in Bali for the majority of the year, she's seen first hand the power of the mind, surroundings and inner healing. In this episode, Patricia unpacks why your...Show More
39: Kelli Reese, CEO Turned Leadership Coach

50:05 | Nov 19th, 2018

Kelli Reese is a published author and certified leadership coach who now runs her current business literally from the middle of the jungle. With a heavy background in business, Kelli was the CEO of a multimillion dollar organization in North Carolina...Show More
38: Grace Smith, World-Renowned Hypnotherapist

49:47 | Nov 12th, 2018

World-renowned hypnotherapist, Grace Smith went through a truly transformational step in her life when she started hypnotherapy. Studies have shown that hypnotherapy has six times the success rate of traditional therapy which quickly became one of th...Show More
37: Marla Mattenson, Entrepreneur Couples Relationship Expert

40:11 | Oct 21st, 2018

Marla N. Mattenson is an entrepreneur and frequent speaker on the topic of relationships, intimacy and wealth building. Over the course of her 22-year career, she developed a unique, scientific approach to relationships to help entrepreneur couples r...Show More
36: Scilla Andreen, Producer Behind "Like" & "Angst"

39:27 | Oct 8th, 2018

Scilla Andreen (pronounced Sheila) is the CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation. She is an Emmy nominated Costume Designer and award-winning Producer of such films as Outpatient, The Flats, Bit Players, The Empow...Show More
35: Nir Eyal, Author of ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products’

38:33 | Sep 24th, 2018

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at ...Show More
34: Ellie Burrows, CEO & Co-Founder of MNDFL

41:20 | Sep 10th, 2018

Ellie Burrows, CEO and co-founder of MNDFL, a NYC based meditation studio, stands out as a walking reminder to meditate. But, while she opened MNDFL in the West Village, and has already expanded to the Upper East Side and Williamsburg, Ellie’s journe...Show More
33: Rohan Gunatilake, Creator of ‘Buddhify’ & ‘Mindfulness Everywhere’

42:25 | Aug 27th, 2018

Whether writing, talking or making products, Rohan Gunatilake is one of the most original and creative voices in modern mindfulness and meditation. Through his company Mindfulness Everywhere, he is the creator of Kara, Sleepfulness, Designing Mindful...Show More
32: Ted Meissner, Manager of Online Programming & Community Development at the Center for Mindfulness

58:06 | Aug 13th, 2018

Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness w...Show More
31: Meico Whitlock, The "Mindful Techie"

50:45 | Jul 30th, 2018

Meico Marquette Whitlock, Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, is a speaker and trainer on mindfulness, technology, and productivity. Mindful Techie is an organization focused on helping purpose-driven professionals and organizations boost their person...Show More
30: Lodro Rinzler, Buddhist Practitioner & Teacher

48:02 | Jul 16th, 2018

Lodro Rinzler is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher. He began meditating as a child and sat retreats as a teenager, even going as far as attending a silent month-long retreat during which he shaved his head and took monastic robes and vows. Lodro we...Show More
29: Wendy Palmer, Founder of “Leadership Embodiment”

55:28 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Wendy Palmer is the founder of Leadership Embodiment, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership capacity and respond to stress and pre...Show More
28: Dr. Delaney Ruston, Physician-Turned-Filmmaker Behind “Screenagers”

34:14 | Jun 18th, 2018

Dr. Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician & mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, in January 2016 Delaney's latest film was released titled, Screenagers. The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life,...Show More
27: Josh Clark, UX Designer & Design Leader

33:43 | Jun 4th, 2018

Josh Clark is a UX designer and design leader who helps organizations build products for what’s next. He is founder of Big Medium, a New York design studio specializing in future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices, and...Show More
26: Éowyn Ahlstrom, Mindfulness & MBSR Practitioner & Teacher

1:15:20 | May 24th, 2018

Éowyn Ahlstrom first encountered meditation and yoga more than twenty years ago and has been practicing avidly ever since. She has made mindfulness practice a central priority in her life, attending many silent meditation retreats and yoga practice c...Show More
25: Pete Dunlap, The "Digital Detangler"

48:01 | May 8th, 2018

Employees have never had a harder time staying focused on the task at hand. Distractions have become so prevalent that today only 45% of employees' time goes to primary job duties. The average employee wastes more than 8 hours of each workweek, and m...Show More
24: Ananda Leeke, Practical Mindfulness Expert

53:44 | Apr 25th, 2018

Ananda Leeke discovered mindfulness when her career as a young lawyer and investment banker did not produce the level of success she expected. Today, Ananda makes a difference in the world by helping people & organizations outsmart stress & embrace #...Show More
23: Dr. Larry Rosen, 'Psychology of Technology' Expert

51:02 | Apr 9th, 2018

Dr. Larry Rosen is Professor Emeritus & Past Chair of the Psychology Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist, computer educator, keynote speaker & is recognized as an international expert in the “Psyc...Show More
22: Michael Harris, Author of "Solitude" & "The End of Absence"

53:55 | Mar 26th, 2018

Michael John Harris is the author of Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World & The End of Absence, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award & became a national bestseller. He writes about media, civil liberties, & the arts, ...Show More
21: Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Author of "Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age"

41:41 | Mar 12th, 2018

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford, focusing on the role of information in a networked economy. Previously, he spent ten years on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Viktor has...Show More
20: Waylon Lewis, Founder of

49:00 | Mar 5th, 2018

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Magazine, now, & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Amba...Show More
19: Dr. Catherine Steiner Adair, Author of "The Big Disconnect"

1:07:28 | Feb 26th, 2018

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant & author of the award-winning book, "The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age", where she examines ways in...Show More
18: William Powers, Author of “New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City”

43:58 | Feb 12th, 2018

William Powers has worked for two decades in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, and North America. From 2002 to 2004 he managed the community components of a project in the Bolivian Amazon that won a 2003 prize for environment...Show More
17: Christopher Plowman, "Insight Timer" Meditation App Co-Owner

53:36 | Jan 29th, 2018

Christopher Plowman is the co-owner of Insight Timer, a home to more than 1,300,000 meditators that is rated as the top free meditation app in the Android & Apple stores. Four years ago, Christopher’s brother, Nicho, quit the corporate world to becom...Show More
16: Liza Kindred, "Mindful Technology" Fashion & Tech Expert

47:10 | Jan 15th, 2018

Liza Kindred is an author, speaker & founder of "Mindful Technology". She's worked with some of the top companies fashion and tech companies like VOGUE Magazine, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Hearst Media, Time Inc, Microsoft, Cisco, Vodafone & Am...Show More
A Mindful New Year: A Technology for Mindfulness Special Episode

05:30 | Dec 30th, 2017

Happy 2018! In this episode, Technology For Mindfulness Host Robert Plotkin offers tips for a new tradition in 2018. Rather than picking one or more New Year's "resolutions", try focusing on New Year's "intentions".On each episode of the Technology F...Show More
Ep. 15 - Bill Davidow, Author of "Overconnected: The Promise & Threat of the Internet"

58:07 | Dec 18th, 2017

Bill Davidow has more than 30 years of experience as a high-technology industry executive & venture investor. He's the author of "Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet" & "Marketing High Technology" as well as the co-author of "Total ...Show More
Ep. 14 - Carl Honore, “Slow Movement” Global Spokesman

58:11 | Dec 4th, 2017

Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer, broadcaster & TED speaker. As the global guru on the Slow Movement, he travels the world to teach individuals & organizations how to power forward by slowing down. Carl’s audiences range from C-suite executives...Show More
Ep. 13 - Linda Stone, "Continuous Partial Attention" Writer & Consultant

58:25 | Nov 20th, 2017

Widely recognized visionary thinker & thought leader Linda Stone is a writer, speaker & consultant focused on trends & their strategic & consumer implications, innovation & the physiology of our relationship with technology, & how our relationship wi...Show More
Ep. 12 - Holland Haiis, Digital Detox & Connectivity Expert

55:43 | Nov 6th, 2017

Known as the “Digital Detox & Connectivity Expert”, Holland Haiis often appears on CNN, CBS, NBC, Sirius Radio & other media outlets to explain how to increase connection within ourselves while finding a technological balance. Haiis is a dynamic spea...Show More
Ep. 11 - Melli O'Brien, "Mrs. Mindfulness" Teacher & Practitioner

59:09 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Internationally accredited meditation, yoga & mindfulness teacher Melli O'Brien draws upon her unique blend of skills to help others via conference presentations, workshops & even festivals. Trained at the Mindfulness Institute of Australia, Melli wa...Show More
Ep. 10 - Nicholas Carr, Author Of “The Glass Cage” & ”Utopia Is Creepy“

1:02:01 | Oct 9th, 2017

Author Nicholas Carr writes about technology & culture. His latest book, “Utopia Is Creepy” (, collects his best essays, blog posts, & other writings from the past dozen years for an alternative history of our tech-besotted time. ...Show More
Ep. 9 - Dave Crenshaw, Time Management Coach & Author Of "The Myth Of Multitasking"

44:50 | Sep 25th, 2017

Time management author, public speaker, coach & trainer Dave Crenshaw has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, the BBC News, & his courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. Crenshaw's three books, including “The Myth...Show More
Ep. 8 - John de Graaf - Author & Filmmaker Creating Happy, Healthy & Sustainable Quality Of Life

50:08 | Sep 11th, 2017

John de Graaf is a documentary filmmaker who has produced more than a dozen prime-time national PBS specials & the namesake of the “John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award” presented each year at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in California. ...Show More
Ep. 7 - Mark Bauerlein, Author Of "Dumbest Generation: How Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans"

1:05:50 | Aug 28th, 2017

Mark Bauerlein earned his doctorate in English at UCLA in 1988 & has taught at Emory since 1989, with a two-and-a-half year break in 2003-05 to serve as the Director, Office of Research & Analysis, at the National Endowment for the Arts. Apart from h...Show More
Ep. 6 - Neil Seligman, Founder of The Conscious Professional

45:10 | Aug 7th, 2017

Neil Seligman is the Founder of , the Author of 100 Mindfulness Meditations and one of the UK’s leading experts in Corporate Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Professional Resilience. In this episode Neil discusses ab...Show More
Ep. 5 - Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker Behind "Technology Shabbat"

27:30 | Jul 17th, 2017

For the past eight years, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, her husband & two children have embraced "Technology Shabbat", a modernized version of the Jewish day of rest, where they break away from digital screens & other technology for 24 hou...Show More
Ep. 4 - Dr. Susan Maushart, Author of "The Winter of Our Disconnect"

38:35 | May 15th, 2017

Journalist, broadcaster & communication consultant Dr. Susan Maushart joins host Robert Plotkin to discuss her internationally acclaimed memoir & BBC Book of the Week The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (& a Mother Who Sle...Show More
Ep. 3 - Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness

51:26 | Apr 18th, 2017

Dr. Judson Brewer joins host Robert Plotkin to discuss mindfulness training for addiction. Brewer is a thought leader in the ‘science of self-mastery,” having combined nearly 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific resear...Show More
Ep. 2 - Maggie Jackson, Author of "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention & the Coming Dark Age"

1:09:08 | Apr 10th, 2017

Maggie Jackson joins host Robert Plotkin for a discussion on how technology can distract us and what we can do about it. Jackson is an award-winning author & former Boston Globe columnist known for her penetrating coverage of social issues, especiall...Show More
Ep. 1 - Introduction

01:52 | Feb 17th, 2017

On Technology For Mindfulness podcast, Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness & the use of technology in the modern age. Show notes can be found at www.technolog...Show More