On the following pages, you will find recommendations of books to read, videos to check out, movies to watch, people to follow and podcasts to listen to that helped me in my life to create greater meaning, happiness and to better balance my technology use with my personal and professional goals.



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People to follow on social media

Digital Wellness Warriors

A consortium of entrepreneurs, researchers, change makers that work to enhance human relationships through the intentional use and development of technology.

Follow a list of Positive Psychologists on Twitter

Here is a list of positive psychologists that Dr. Nico Rose so kindly collected. Check it out to follow a bunch of people involved in happiness research.

Tristan Harris

Ex-Googler who shares how tech companies manipulate our attention and how technology could look like when the Tech Industry would actually be interested in our well-being. Check him on out Twitter and on his Website: Time Well Spent. 

Shawn Anchor

Author of various Happiness Books; GoodThink Founder and CEO; Positive Psychology Researcher and Speaker. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook. 


Amy Blankson

Co-founder GoodThink, Author of TheFutureofHappiness.

Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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Inspiring Podcasts

Your Undivided Attention

Technology companies are locked in an arms race to seize your attention, and that race is tearing apart our shared social fabric. In this inaugural podcast from the Center for Humane Technology, hosts Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin will expose the hidden designs that have the power to hijack our attention, manipulate our choices and destabilize our real world communities. They’ll explore what it means to become sophisticated about human nature, by interviewing hypnotists, magicians, experts on the dynamics of cults and election hacking and the powers of persuasion. How can we escape this unrelenting race to the bottom of the brain stem? Learn more with our new podcast, Your Undivided Attention.

Digital Mindfulness

Digital Mindfulness helps you navigate the shifting digital ethics landscape to improve digital transformation. In this Podcast, the founder of Digital Mindfulness is interviewing experts in the field of digital wellness to talk about their insights into how to improve the digital landscape in a way that serves humanity

10% happier by Dan Harris

A podcast on Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. Dan Harris, who had a Panic Attack on ABC news some time ago interviews experts on meditation in a very secular and humorous way. 

A clear, simple approach to meditation with bestselling author Dan Harris and the most respected teachers and scientists on the planet.

Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown retired from teaching careers at Humboldt State University and started having conversations about life transitions, identity, and aging. The conversations enriched their lives.  When the opportunity came to host a weekly show on the topic of life after 50, they jumped at the chance.  The show explores a wide range of topics with a diverse mix of guests including authors, artists, activists, and community members. 

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