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How I Will Move Forward After Deactivating My Facebook Account [pt 2 of 3]

If you missed the first part of this series explaining why I deactivated my Facebook account in the first place, go check it out now.

I can’t stay off of Facebook forever, I don’t think. For one, I do actually have work responsibilities that require me to update Facebook Pages. Second, even in the one week I have been off of Facebook, there have been contests I have wanted to enter or posts I’ve been linked to from Twitter that require me to use Facebook*. I could do with out the second, but the first reason is enough to make me consider how I will use Facebook post-deactivation. Finally, the are some specific parts of Facebook that I find useful and which generate positive emotions, like Facebook Groups**.

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Why I Deactivated My Facebook Account [pt 1 of 3]

Last week, I deactivated my Facebook account, and for good reason. I have been complaining about how much Facebook annoys me for months and maybe even years*, but I always used the excuse that I work with clients and serve as the admin on their business or organization page, so I just can’t leave! But I finally decided that Facebook takes up too much of my time, it generates negative emotions (anger, annoyance, jealousy, sadness, etc.) that I just don’t have the energy for, and I just don’t trust Facebook and their claims of valuing our privacy. Continue reading

Blogging Topic Contest

I’ve got writer’s block, so a week or so ago, I asked my Linden’s Pensieve Facebook fans to make some suggestions for things I can write about, with the winner getting a prize.

I got three responses with multiple ideas each… Now it’s time to take this competition to the next level!

Head on over to my Facebook Page photo album called Blogging Topic Contest, read the suggestions, then like the one that contains your favorite idea. Then, if you are so inclined, leave  a comment on that picture sharing your favorite topic from that image. I’ll do my very best to write about the idea that you all like!

Mike, Venita, Lorraine: share the contest! Winner gets a $5 iTunes gift card. It’s not much, but who wants to pass up $5?

The voting ends Friday, September 21, at 6:00 PM

Everybody is a Genius [quote]

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. -Albert Einstein

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Homemade Black Bean Patty Burgers [recipe]

I just shared my current fitness progress and goals, which include eating  a homemade black bean patty as part of my lunch, and I thought you might enjoy trying my recipe, because I love it! Continue reading

The Great Fitness Blogging Experiment Update: 1 Year Later

Almost a year ago, I started on Great Fitness Blogging Experiment with Pamela. She trained me for 12 weeks, and I blogged about it. In the end, I lost over 13 pounds and 2.3% body fat, but I gained so much more than that in knowledge. Read all of the Great Fitness Blogging Experiment posts here (in reverse chronological order).

It’s a year and one debilitating* knee injury later, and while I’ve gained most of that weight back, I feel like I’ve made some significant changes in my life, changes that will eventually lead to a healthy Linden, which was my main goal in the Great Fitness Blogging Experiment and still is now. Continue reading

“What a cruel, male-dominated culture.” [quote]

“What a cruel, male-dominated culture.”

It’s all about perspective.

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Good Things… [quote]

Good things come to those who wait, but the best things come to those who do.

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