CLN RADIO NEW EPISODE: The Dark Side of Technology and the Human DILEMMA!


Alexis speaks with psychologist, spiritual advisor, and best-selling author Dr. Laurie Nadel about the dark side of technology and how the “human” is being taken from humanity.

In an age of digital culture, we know there are rewards: the pleasure convenience, the ability to connect with individuals who share common values from all over the globe, and access to information one might never have found without the Global Internet. But there are also risks, and potentially they may have dire consequences. In this episode of Higher Journeys Radio, we explore the dark side of technology as we welcome back Dr. Laurie Nadel, a counseling psychologist, journalist, best-selling author, and spiritual practitioner. Today, Dr. Laurie and I weigh in on the risks from a multitude of levels, and why now it is imperative that we take stock in just how much of ourselves we wish to give over to a computer generated reality.

Dark side of technology

Some of the issues we discuss include:

  • How a significant amount of her own patients are coming in for therapy because of something that happened on Facebook.
  • Why individuals are so willing to share their personal lives with “strangers” on social media.
  • Was digital culture planned or planted, and if so, to what end?
  • How phone sex has now morphed into “sexting,” and how issues like erectile disfunction are now being blamed on overuse of technology for sexual gratification
  • The overuse of emojis and how icons have replaced language.
  • What questions we all need to be asking ourselves before we give our lives (or even some part of it) to technology.

For full show notes and other extras on this episode visit HERE.

When it comes to looking at the dark side of technology, there are many questions to be answered. There's much to sort out. But one thing that Dr. Laurie reminds us all, no matter how big the temptation (or push) to use technology, is to exercise our right to choice, and learn how to draw a line in the sand when it comes to how much we allow technology into our lives.

This is a MUST-LISTEN/WATCH for everyone reading this today!

laurie_nadelDr. Nadel is a nationally recognized expert on mental health issues stemming from catastrophic events. After September 11, 2001, she was quoted in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Reuters and the Associated Press.  She appeared as an expert on CNN. Since Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Nadel’s work with survivors has been featured in The New York TimesNewsday,, and the Associated Press and other publications and websites.  She was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Here and Now noontime broadcast.

Laurie Nadel, Ph.D. has been in private practice since 1991.  A psychotherapist and business coach certified by the International Coach Federation, Dr. Nadel is a master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming (NLP).  Her clients include CEO’s, entrepreneurs, Broadway stars and professionals from many different countries.  Phone and Skype sessions are available upon request.  She has been a guest on Oprah and Coast-to-Coast AM with Art Bell and George Noory.

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About the Author:

alexisheadshotv2Alexis Brooks is the #1 best-selling author of Conscious Musings, writer/editor for CLN and host of Higher Journeys Radio. Alexis brings over 30 years of broadcast media experience to CLN. For over half of that time, Alexis has dedicated her work to the medium of alternative journalism, having researched and reported on the many aspects and angles of metaphysics, spirituality and new thought concepts.

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  1. I would LOVE to get your thoughts on this important issue. Do you think we’ve passed the point of no-return with the “Digital Age?” What do you think? Thanks everyone!

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