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Dumb Phone Diaries: Part III

What does it mean to be connected? Does it describe the complex wiring of our nervous system? Is it a show of full signal bars on your device? Or is it an obligation? After completing my “dumb phone” challenge, I will opt for the third option. … Read More

Dumb phone challenge, part 2. Flip phone and no smartphone.

Dumb Phone Diaries: Part II

Shirley diaries her 7 day-to-day experience without a smartphone. She realizes it wasn’t as hard as she thought, but still had a few revelations. Next, it’s Jason’s turn… … Read More

Dumb phone challenge with flip phone

Dumb Phone Diaries: Part I

The Challenge When talking to people about our digital wellness philosophy — which has a component of “unplugging” — the idea of a “dumb phone” arises. Dumb phones (a.k.a. flip phones) remind us of simpler times when phones brought great … Read More

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy | How BOLDFISH ‘Rides The Wave’

The focus of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is to help those who have significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. BOLDFISH derives its chief mindfulness technique from DBT to short-circuit instant gratification by first becoming aware of our urges and then letting them pass. … Read More

Q&A with Kodie: The Swedish Musician Who Lives and Breathes Digital Wellness

Kodie caught BOLDFISH’s eye with his hit, Phone Down. The lyrics center around social media overload and his search for digital wellness. Kodie shares his journey to balance his digital and analog lives. … Read More

Screen education non-profit focused on screen addiction and digital addiction, Q&A with Michael Mercier, BOLDFISH mobile app to block social media

Q&A with Michael Mercier, President of Screen Education

Michael Mercier is the founder and President of Screen Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people mitigate the negative consequences of screen addiction. BOLDFISH got a chance to ask him a few questions around digital addiction and some solutions. … Read More