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Can you recall a text-based argument you had with a friend, family member, or significant other? Do you feel “naked” without your cell phone? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media?

You’re in the majority if you’ve answered “yes” to one or more of these questions. And don’t worry – you won’t find any judgment in today’s episode. However, you will find a genuine conversation that encourages people to step back and reflect for a moment on the true role technology plays in their lives and how much control they really have over it.

Tune in to explore:

  • The nature of addiction and how it applies to the use of technology, as well as the resistance to viewing connectivity as a form of addiction
  • The accelerated nature of modern society and how it’s impacting mental health on a large scale
  • How unresolved issues, diet, sleep deprivation, and thoughtless actions contribute to and stem from anxiety
  • The value of being conscious of your thoughts rather than operating on “autopilot”
  • The benefits of disconnecting from your cell phone and other forms of technology for just a few hours every day
  • How to identify whether your technology “habit” is becoming more of an addiction

With over four decades of experience in psychology and private counseling, Faust Ruggiero has seen firsthand how society and people are changing and how prevalent anxiety has become. More than ever, people are relying on substances as a quick fix for the stress-filled lives we’ve learned to lead.

“We really do live in a drug culture … It’s a quick fix to make things happen; you feel good for a little while, that wears off, and you keep trying something else, and it’s just a vicious circle,” says Ruggiero.

Learn more by tuning in for the entire conversation, reading Ruggiero’s book The Fix Yourself Handbook Using the Process Way of Life to Transform Your Life Into a Happy, Healthy Journey, and exploring content at

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