Ep 76 Digital Dependency

Do you have a healthy relationship with your digital device? If you’re cringing at your answer, you’re not alone.

In this episode, Meg Durham speaks with Dr Kristy Goodwin about our digital dependencies and how to develop a healthier relationship with our favourite devices. The conversation focuses on how technology has permeated all facets of our lives and how people are searching for ways to use it beneficially.

You’ll learn how digital habits impact your neurobiology, sleep, physical and mental health, and basic human needs. We also explore the potential long-term consequences of increased digital load in our lives that affect our muscular-skeletal issues, vision, and stress resilience.

You’ll walk away from this episode with tips on forming healthier tech habits and taking back control of your relationship with technology.

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ Why we are so tethered to our devices.

▫️ How to gauge our level of digital dependency.

▫️ What we can do to take the control back.

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“The harsh reality is you are working against your biological blueprint and that the consequences will catch up with you.”

Dr Kristy Goodwin

“Our brains make oxytocin when we’re with real people – in a way that text messages and DMs just simply can’t replicate.”

Dr Kristy Goodwin

“Technology has been designed to rob us of our time.”

Dr Kristy Goodwin


Dr Kristy Goodwin – Website | LinkedIn | Dear Digital | Learn More

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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