One Mom’s Battle Makes the Washington Times: The Healing Powers of Social Media

One Mom’s Battle Makes the Washington Times: The Healing Powers of Social Media

Can Social Media Help Us to Heal? My dear “blogger-friend”, Author and Washington Times contributor, Paula Carrasquillo featured One Mom’s Battle in her latest article on that very subject. I know first-hand the healing powers of social media and I am honored to have been featured in this article.

There is a great deal of media attention that claims social media breeds narcissism.  There is a huge difference between healthy Narcissism (we all have some degree of it!) and unhealthy Narcissism.  I credit Paula for shining a light on the positive aspects of social media.  This blog has given me a platform to begin educating people, helping people and most of all, developing an amazing support group with people who know exactly what I deal with on a daily basis.

Can Facebook help us heal?

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2012—Social media, mutual learning, and healing.

Researchers from Western Illinois University and York University recently conducted independent studies postulating that social media platforms (specifically Facebook and Twitter) breed narcissism, the selfish and grandiose feeling and belief that one is the center of the universe and more important than anyone else.

The studies suggests that behavior such as posting status updates announcing our latest job promotion, our latest successful sky-diving excursion, our latest run in with a celebrity, or our favorite picture of ourselves (complete with a little blemish editing), is self-promotion and attention-seeking behavior, which inadvertently feeds and nurtures our narcissistic side resulting in a more and more self-focused and less and less socially-focused society.

To read more: Can Facebook help us heal? | Washington Times Communities


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One Response

  1. Awesome!-Great article. I mostly follow on the blog. I do visit the facebook page, but I am not really a facebook person or a “tweeter”:). The healing is in the connection with others receiving comfort-“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” Something we have not be able to accomplish with Ns in our lives. Sometimes I am weakened and find much strength here-knowing I am not entirely alone. Thank you Tina again for all you do and your continued commitment to this battle and thanks to all for reaching out and sharing your lives, strength and wisdom. I am so grateful and blessed by all.