- May 19, 2019
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.
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
So much to learn. I recall having a college professor who told me Raquel you would be great at doing research, I may have missed my calling.
April 12, 2020
It was the 1970’s. I was 17 years old. I was protesting generations of abuse of a Mi Tatara abuela, Mi Bisabuela, Mi Abuela, Elena y Mi Mama, Elena.
Romans 15:13-15 New Life Version (NLV)
13 Our hope comes from God. May He fill you with joy and peace because of your trust in Him. May your hope grow stronger by the power of the Holy Spirit.
14 I am sure you are wise in all things and full of much good. You are able to help and teach each other. 15 I have written to you with strong words about some things. I have written so you would remember. God helped me write like this.
Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
- April 10, 2019
This is a conversation I recently had and wish to record while it is Istill fresh on my mind.
March 12, 2019