Episode 54 The Power of Off with Nancy Colier

In the hustle and bustle of today’s world it’s easy to get lost in the matrix of technology. We often forget to put our phones down and connect with those around us. In Nancy Colier’s new book “The Power of Off” she is helping people put down their phones, turn off their computers and rediscover what it means to be switched off.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • Can you explain what you feel technology is doing to us?
  • How has technology changed in the last decade or so?
  • Is it possible to be addicted to technology?
  • How is this availability making people feel?
  • If we feel better when we use less, why are we using more?
  • How can someone tell they are addicted to technology?
  • -Is technology changing how we relate to other people?
  • -In your book you state “technology is our competition.”  What does this mean?
  • How can we change this in our relationships?
  • What is last minute-itis?
  • How has technology changed how we handle conflict and problems in relationships?
  • Has our sense of community changed?
  • Are we feeling more lonely?
  • How is this affecting children?
  • How can we decide what is right for them?
  • How can a parent change their exposure if they are feeling that there is too much?
  • How is this all changing how we interact with ourselves?
  • How is all the social media changing our interactions with the world?
  • Are we becoming too self involved?
  • how do we make our relationship with technology healthy?
  • What is the benefit to powering off?
  • Can this be difficult for some people?
  • Are we forgetting to be human?
  • What does it mean to be present?
  • Can you walk us through some mindfulness techniques?
  • Do you have tips for someone starting this practice who is struggling with calming things down?
  • How can someone get ahold of you and your book?