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

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. 

Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everything. Is your phone watching you? Can wexting make you smarter? Are your kids real? These and other essential quandaries for anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age.

Produced by WNYC Studios.

Ram Dass Here And Now Podcast

Ram Dass, alias Richard Alport, former Director of Psychology Department at Harward University, shares his heart-centered wisdom in each episode featuring excerpted lectures given throughout the last 40 years, on the meaning of life and happiness, with an introduction from Raghu Markus of Ram Dass' Love Serve Remember Foundation.

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