Coming Off Android Cocaine (How & Why To Lower Your Phone Usage)

with Nancy Colier


Our Guest


Nancy Colier

Psychotherapist + Speaker + Author

Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, author, public speaker, mindfulness teacher and relationship coach.  A longtime student of Eastern spirituality, mindfulness practices form the ground of her work.  She is the author of The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World (Sounds True Publishing), Inviting a Monkey to Tea: Befriending Your Mind and Discovering Lasting Contentment (Hohm Press).

Nancy is a national speaker on wellbeing, mindfulness and technology, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, RT America, in The New York Times and countless other media.

The Talk

Did you know the average person looks at their phone 150 times a day?

That’s once every 6 minutes (yes, you’re probably the same…).

If you did anything more frequently than that apart from breathing and blinking you would probably be classified a certified addict.

So how have these little black mirrors become android cocaine?

The answer lies at the cross-road between the fundamental human need for communion, and tech’s 21st century trojan horse of connection.

Somewhere between Hinge, Insta and Candy Crush our monkey brains got duped.

Throw in dopamine buttons, virtue signals, and free stash for influencers, and you’ve also got a formula for ego-provocation like nothing before.

This week’s convo talks all about about what your relationship with your phone says about you as a person, how to become conscious of your usage and how to use your phone in a way that reflects your values.

I spoke about my compulsive need to check the time all the time (wtf is that all about?) and how making my phone boring still hasn’t broken the addiction.

Joining me is renowned psychotherapist, author, and international speaker Nancy Colier who wrote The Power of Off, a guide back to authentic relating.

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