In this episode, we meet Alexa, a social media editor who is looking for help disconnecting from the internet and creating a healthier work-life balance. Carolyn speaks with author Rachel Wilkerson Miller and psychologist Dr. Neda Gould to get their advice on practicing self-care and mindfulness.
Though it might seem tough to unplug these days, there are ways to make it happen. Check out SELF’s guide to cutting back on social media (without actually having to quit), plus some of the potential mental health benefits of deleting social media apps.
Dr. Neda Gould is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also serves as the associate director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. You can read more about Dr. Gould’s work at Johns Hopkins right here.
Rachel Wilkerson Miller is the Deputy Editor, Life, at VICE, and the author of two books: The Art of Showing Up, and Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide. You can follow Rachel on Instagram @the_rewm, subscribe to her newsletter, and check out her latest work for VICE.
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