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Social Media: It feels like connection. However something also feels really off

We all need connection. We want to be included, to be liked, to feel part of a community, connected with others, validated in our actions, life choices and who we are. But in this day and age of social media and the internet, are we really achieving that connection in the way we hoped for? I’ve been wondering this a lot lately. If you’ve read any of my other blogs, …

powerful words of a Brianna Wiest poem

Do words have the power to change people?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the power of our words. Like how the negative ones can have a harmful effect, if someone said, ‘I hate you’ or ‘you are stupid’, that hurts. But the positive ones, well I think those guys do something really quite special. They can change a day, offer a glimmer of hope in a time of need, or encourage, support and create a connection. …

friends laughing in a sunflower field together

I want more in real life connection, something I’ll try for more of in 2023

Recently I read a fantastic article from Annie Mac on the ‘insidious nature of WhatsApp’ as she describes it, and how it’s likely the cause of her feelings of disconnection from her friends and family. She wrote, “In that creeping, insidious way that tech has of influencing our behaviour, WhatsApp has become all-consuming. When it first arrived, I didn’t have a burning desire to replace my real-time phone conversations with …