Life and Technology

Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World with Doreen Dodgen-Magee

The transition to the digital age is affecting our bodies, brains, relationships and self-image. Technology is now a constant in our daily lives, and increasingly science is showing how it impacts us in ways that no one could have predicted. Doreen Dodgen-Magee shows us how to take control back from our devices so that they become tools for our health and happiness instead of screens that hold us captive.

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doreen_d_magee__435174974.jpgDoreen Dodgen-Magee, PsyD, is a psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with individuals and groups in Portland, Oregon. She also maintains a national and international speaking docket and is followed online where she posts challenges for living moderately with tech and wildly in embodied spaces. Doreen’s main passion is engaging people about how the new digital landscape is shaping humanity. She also is a nationally recognized gun violence prevention activist.

Wired for Connection

We Are Wired for Connection with Dr. Julie and Remy Smith

We’re wired for connection. A growing body of research shows that our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food, water, and shelter. Connection is essential to our survival and resilience. We are part of an interconnected, inseparable reality—an undivided whole—and our brains are literally wired for social connection. There are real benefits in consciously living out this reality – from health, happiness, and longevity – to witnessing miracles!

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On Today’s Episode

A unified living system :30

The science of resilience 5:40

Connection in the digital age 9:30

Growing up with with technology 12:45

Life through our devices 22:50

Health, happiness, and connection 30:00

Social isolation and mental health 35:15

The power of community 40:00

Researching intentions 46:30

No substitute for face-to-face connection 52:40


Remy Smith is a producer at Empower Radio, and he graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts in 2012. His favorite quotes include, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”, and “If you do what you love for a living, it doesn’t feel like work at all”. He’s also a proud daddy.