The benefits of internet fasting – Spiritual Article

Profile viewed, invitation sent. Connect.Recently, I struggled with social isolation as I drudged to establish myself in a new city with no family or friends, and with the added task of convincing hirers of my usefulness after a long maternity break.Torn between household chores, a baby and my career-in-waiting, I was checking my accounts on various social media platforms almost every five minutes. For days, I had been doing that.What was I looking for? Interesting news articles, job openings, people…

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Social Media Marketing in Spiritual Direction – Use It, Lose It, or Abuse It – Spiritual Article

Spiritual directors constantly weigh the pros and cons of marketing our service on the internet. As you can probably tell, I’m very pro marketing and encourage colleagues to use it in any way that suits them and honors the sacredness of the practice. Social media is one area that requires constant discernment for me. I waver between “use it, lose it, or abuse it.” Use itYes, I’m on twitter (@teresa_blythe) mostly, and Facebook (facebook.com/phxcsd) now and then. And I have…

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#deletefacebook – A Reconciliation With Sanity

I did something today that many have preached about, but few actually follow through with. I’ve wanted to join this group of wild renegades for a while now, but had always been met with tremendous internal resistance and justification. I don’t even recall the events that originally motivated me to sign up for the site in the first place. When you are young, the power of unadulterated peer pressure can dominate the best of us. In hindsight, it almost brings…

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