Facebook Intervention!

May 18, 2019

It seems lately you have developed a voice, which is great, to a certain extent. “If” it is used in a constructive way.

By, not re-using the same negative toxic language of the past. By not going from gutter mouth to motor mouth! By, not wanting to yell and beat everyone up, as a form of conflict resolution. Or not, to be used to reveal every personal family conflict. Do you not realize no one really gives a darn! People love the drama and thrive on that aspect. People will say what you want them to say. You will not find healthy conflict resolution on Facebook. Not a Godly genuine concern or remedy. In the past, posts on Facebook were short and to the point, then just recently and all of a sudden I started reading chapter after chapter of your personal going ons. And, we love to dwell on all our illnesses. Letting everyone know what ails us from major surgeries to an ingrown toenail!

Oh wait, someone is outside my door……..let me get that, just the neighbor looking for her cat, oh I thought it was important for you to know this little piece of trivia of my life!

I recall reading what a friend, Amy said, “once I stopped focusing on my disease and started focusing on my “healing”………I started getting better. “Wow, this is so powerful in so many levels.

Why are some people so desperate for attention and validation? Why is it always about you, you, you? I find we not only interject ourselves in every post, but must be quick on the draw, as if a competition and we must not allow one post to get away without interjecting our two cents.

I am a very personal person, if I want you to know something about me I will share it on Facebook. But, there are other issues that are very personal to me and I do not want smeared all over Facebook! I focus on Dr. David Jeremiah, food, my crafts and our travels. 

A study was performed on signs of depression by assistant professor Andrew Schwartz. Schwartz said people eventually diagnosed with depression often talked about their feelings, physical aches and pains, and being alone.

WHAT you post and “like” on Facebook could provide a window to understanding – and potentially treating – mental health issues, experts said today.

Now, you’ve convinced yourself you have a following and they need you. What do you think  would happen without your posts? Come on really!

A recent study reported that the social network’s addictive qualities are linked to low self-esteem and poor body image, particularly in women. So the combination of a need to numb with feelings of comparison against other people.We barricade behind Facebook instead of dealing with our problems or issues! Why because it’s easier, than dealing with the pain.
Because if we are truly honest, everyone’s life on Facebook is “wonderful!” Take a break from social media. Detox by doing the following:

1. Take a walk, breath in the fresh air. Do something physical.

2. Paint, draw, color do something with your hands.

3. Read a book.

4. Journal.

5. Study the Bible.

6. Learn to knit, crochet, quilt or sew.

7. Volunteer at a church, at a convalescent center. Our focus should be on others, so we are not so self-absorbed!

Being of service is one of the best ways to take the focus away from me, me me! I also have friends who have taken “Facebook Sabbaticals” – 1 month away from Facebook to reconnect to themselves and what’s true for them, sounds like a good idea.

This was written to myself and anyone in need of a Facebook intervention. 

I often wonder what’s the next addiction after Facebook, that will feed our ego.

Abrazos y Besos












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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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