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Damn you and your online happiness

Online happiness is difficult for many of us to swallow. That person with the picture perfect life. That old friend who seems to have all the Twitter luck. The Facebook relative who gently taps away at the foundations of what you thought you had. All by simply by being there in front of you. Ah social media, why do you get everyone’s knickers in a twist? From conspiracies about the

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It’s not the internet’s fault you’re unhappy

Watching a few notable people run screaming from the internet recently has been slightly bemusing. I get it. Those of us who connected to social media on a regular basis are often in danger of spreading ourselves too thin. There is an addictive side to the internet where comments, likes and shares become something to covet. They begin to tickle that side of us that wants to be appreciated. It can translate into

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Is Facebook bad for mindfulness?

Could social media anxiety come from the simple idea that Facebook is bad for mindfulness? To some people, this may be a statement to dismiss. Others may be nodding their head accordingly, wondering at what kind of non-Einstein I must be to state the obvious. In mindfulness and much of psychologically based healing programs, we’re told to leave the past behind; to learn from the mistakes, heal from the pain,

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Does Social Media really make us social?

We have become accustomed to our lives on Facebook. There are people, businesses, personas and even pets on Twitter. Snap happy lives sprout content daily on Instagram and Pinterest. We accept there is certain amount of fantasy and self indulgence, but is social media really making us social? Or is it just another way for us to make ourselves heard, even if only to an audience we can pretend is

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