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phones, addiction, & boundaries | podcast prequel | uneven 17

Phones are ubiquitous with modern life. But are they cure, or curse? Most of us know that too much time online is detrimental to mental health. But, how much is too much? And how can we set boundaries to reduced the negative effects?


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0:00:00 waking early

0:01:10 a bit more on boundaries

0:01:34 limiting phone use

0:03:17 intimacy & social media

0:05:21 having boundaries

0:06:29 my first mobile phone

0:07:29 email boundaries on road trip

0:09:47 allowing room for mindfulness

0:10:49 limit phone notifications

0:12:07 other email boundaries

0:14:28 phone use dominates our lives

0:16:42 phones, mindfulness, & gratitudes

0:17:30 finding friends offline

0:18:51 another way to live

0:19:31 phone alerts, stress, & anxiety

0:20:57 keeping some things private

0:21:52 i come from a pre-phone time

0:22:18 research, good and bad

0:23:57 limiting phone use, start small

0:25:00 bedrooms are not for work

0:26:07 how connected are you to your phone?


Recording Info

— RECORDED: Friday, January 19, 2024

— LOCATION: Colorado


The Podcast





Welcome to “uneven,” a podcast about life, anxiety, and being human. In such a chaotic world, how do we better our lives and the lives of those around us? Maybe, just maybe, we might find a few solutions together. Join veteran podcaster D E Foster as he explores the intimate struggles so many of us experience — often in silence. I hope you’ll join us.


The uneven podcast is for general information purposes only and should never be considered medical, psychological, or any other form of health advice. Health-related information provided is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices, psychological treatments, or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it.

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If you, or anyone you know, is having suicidal thoughts, please seek help immediately. Resources can be found on our website at:


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uneven theme music

— TITLE: From the Earth

— ARTIST: Humans Win

— PUBLISHER: Lance Conrad (BMI)


The Uneven Podcast is part of the Easing Anxiety network ( and is a production of Denim Mountain Press (

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