Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
If you’ve been around for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’ve had a love-hate relationship with social media for a long time. For all intents and purposes, social media has brought me to where I am today, but at what cost? There are hidden costs when you’re using social media and slowly but surely they’re all coming to light.
Here to share more about the hidden costs of social media is Jenny Wise Black. Jenny is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the author of Our Digital Soul and the host of Lose The Phone podcast. She specializes in the impacts media has on our mental health and has been featured as a Tedx Speaker on this very topic.
In today’s episode, we will be chatting about trauma in media and how that applies to both the creators of media and consumers of media. Jenny ditched her smartphone a while back and we talked about why and how that has impacted the raising of her children and her life overall.
In this episode, we discuss:
Why social media is so pervasive
What media trauma is and who it impacts
Ways to start removing social media from your life
How social media and smartphones have impacted our most important relationships
Why it’s not too late for you to change your relationship with social media and your phone
Lose the Phone: http://Losethephone.com
The Slow Drip of Media Trauma – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mflf3bsrDI
Our Digital Soul – https://www.amazon.com/Our-Digital-Soul-Collective-Recovery/dp/B0BK4WYLGB/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3H2BLYY6VNPG1&keywords=our+digital+soul&qid=1691602921&sprefix=our+digital+soul%2Caps%2C332&sr=8-1
Podcast: Lose the Phone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suUNH9sqHzs
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