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The Tech Wellness Podcast

Aug 1, 2023

Welcome to Thriving with Technology, the podcast that's all about living mindfully in a digital world! I'm your host, August Brice, the founder of Tech Wellness, and I'm thrilled to have you join me on this weekly adventure. Our mission is to empower you with practical tools to limit your exposure to tech toxins and prioritize your health, all while embracing the wonders of technology.


In each episode, we chat with passionate leaders in the health and technology space who share invaluable insights for navigating and thriving in our tech-driven world. Together, we'll demystify the potential dangers of technology and offer practical advice on protecting yourself from EMFs, blue light, internet overuse, and even recognizing the signs of tech addiction.


Let's face it, in today's digital age, it's all too common to see people glued to their screens – be it smartphones, tablets, or laptops. The allure of technology and the vast stream of information it provides can be incredibly captivating, often leading to a disconnection from the present moment and the people around us. But fear not! We have incredible individuals like our guest today, the amazing Gary Davidson II, who reminds us that it's possible to disconnect from screens and embrace mindfulness.


Gary, despite being an 18-year-old high school senior, offers a fresh perspective on technology that sets him apart from his peers. He is set apart from his peers as he observes and reflects on Gen Z’s relationship with technology and the affects of technology. He shares his experiences, insights, and practical tips for navigating the tech toxins that surround us. It's truly inspiring to hear how he approaches addiction in the digital age and the wisdom he imparts.


Prepare to be motivated as Gary discusses his personal struggle with social media addiction and the constant pull it exerts on our attention. He emphasizes the significance of always striving to become the best version of ourselves, whether it's in terms of success, health, or personal growth.


Parents, this episode is an absolute must-listen! We'll equip you with the tools and knowledge to help your children responsibly and mindfully navigate the digital world. And even if you're not a parent, trust me when I say there's something valuable here for everyone. We all need to strike a balance between technology and mindful living.


So sit back, relax, and get ready to soak up the positive energy and practical wisdom that Gary has to offer. Let's embark on this journey of thriving with technology together!




[00:00:09] Disconnecting from screens at night.

[00:05:12] Relationship with technology and discipline.

[00:07:25] Transitioning away from addiction.

[00:11:30] Unconscious addiction to technology.

[00:15:28] Blue light and circadian rhythm.

[00:17:03] Lack of self-identity.

[00:20:21] Self-esteem and technology addiction.

[00:23:48] Addiction to social media.

[00:27:18] Being a trailblazer.



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Memorable Quotes

"I know how bad it is to go on your phone instantly in the morning and getting just bombarded with dopamine from all types of sources. I try in the first hour of the morning not to even touch it." [00:13:35] – Gary Davidson II


"I think that you have to approach it with some level of respect and middle ground and understanding that we're human and we make mistakes and that we can fall into addiction so easily without even knowing it, especially this one because it's something that most of our society probably wouldn't even consider addiction.” [00:21:33] – Gary Davidson II


"I think the best way to get somebody else to do something is probably to be doing it yourself and show that you walk the walk, showing that if you want somebody else to do something, you should be doing it and your results will speak for itself and someone else will see." [00:25:29] – Gary Davidson II