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What's On Your Mind?

posted Aug 16, 2017 18:37:49 by PamThomas
Feel free to share what's on your mind knowing that you're doing so in a safe place.
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Pam Thomas, M.S., PCC, RMT
Transformation Specialist & Intuitive


Helping AMAZING people “stuck in a rut”, out of that rut by discovering their "WHY".
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PamThomas said Aug 16, 2017 21:17:30
I'll jump in and get us started....

I'm thinking of taking a hiatus from social media. While I love connecting with people, I'm having a hard time with all the hatred. As an empath I'm trying really hard not to absorb it. Meeting hate with more hate is not going to resolve anything. It's like ripping the scab off a sore repeatedly and then wondering why the sore won't heal. Sorry to be gross.

I'm not suggesting that things turn Polly-Anna positive by any stretch. I think it's healthy to have constructive conversations. I learn from those types of conversations....I like hearing other's points of view. I do. I just don't hear other's points of view when they are full of hate.

Is anyone else thinking of going on a social media cleanse?
Pam Thomas, M.S., PCC, RMT
Transformation Specialist & Intuitive


Helping AMAZING people “stuck in a rut”, out of that rut by discovering their "WHY".
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Pam Mazanet Belleau said Aug 16, 2017 21:51:32
Yes, but for a different reason. I see individuals projecting the image on social media to which they aspire. Rarely does someone post about their regular day, the day that most of us live on a daily basis. The day that includes getting the kids off to school, going to work, cleaning the house, hopefully getting to the gym, making meals... As I was looking at the exotic trips, beautiful homes, perfect children/pets, gourmet restaurant meals, I started to feel as though my life was somehow less, less exciting, less perfect, less pulled together, less filled with faith, just less than. Then I realized it wasn't for me to compare my really good life (albeit boring if I posted on the regular) with the images that others wanted me to believe of their life. I can't help but wonder if social media perpetuates an ultimate version of "Keeping up with the Jones's" a stress that most of us don't need.
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PamThomas said Aug 17, 2017 12:23:41
Pam, thank you for sharing! I totally get what you mean! I never thought about it before in terms of "keeping up with the Joneses" but I can see how that could be. Absolutely! Now that you mention it, I see similar with some coaches and entrepreneurs I'm connected with, but more in terms of how many new clients they've gained or helped, etc.

Honestly, that's always sat with me funny and I wasn't sure why, but I think you hit on something here! I'm all about folks enjoying the good things and that includes business success. But when it's shared in a "look at me" kind of way it makes me wonder...what is it that they're missing in themselves that they need to "brag"? For lack of a better way to put it.

Wow, Pam! Good stuff!

And if I may, please take this with a grain of salt if it doesn't resonate because I know its unsolicited... you're truly awesome so comparing your life to someone else's is a discount to your own awesomeness.

Keep sharing!!!
Pam Thomas, M.S., PCC, RMT
Transformation Specialist & Intuitive


Helping AMAZING people “stuck in a rut”, out of that rut by discovering their "WHY".
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Laura Fowler said Aug 29, 2017 11:30:19
“Do not compare your behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel. “ I don’t know who originally said this, but I repeat it to myself often while on Facebook!
Our family vacation this year was a week at our camp in northern Maine where we have no cell phone coverage and no internet. I was off of social media, email, texts, and everything for the week and it was wonderful. Now that I am back home, I find that I am not checking social media as much. I do check it some because the kids’ schools and sports teams use Facebook to communicate, but I no longer stop to read every post out there. I have also unfollowed a number of people who tend to post hate, drama and conflict. I am becoming more aware of things that zap my energy and social media is definitely on that list.
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PamThomas said Aug 29, 2017 14:40:21
Laura, that's awesome!! I love the quote, by the way!! I think being aware of the things that zap your energy is so helpful. For me awareness is where it all starts because then I have the ability to make conscious choices! Thank you for sharing!!
Pam Thomas, M.S., PCC, RMT
Transformation Specialist & Intuitive


Helping AMAZING people “stuck in a rut”, out of that rut by discovering their "WHY".
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