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Beyond Facebook

Creating Community Beyond Social Media

As is likely true for many of you, I have had a complicated relationship with Facebook.  I first entered the realm of social media because that is “what you are supposed to do to become a successful business.”  Yes, Facebook has helped me get my name out there.  Yes, I have connected with and made many new friends through Facebook.  I am grateful for much of what FB has provided for me. 

BUT…..BUT……BUT Facebook has also proven to be a HUGE time sucker and an easy way to be distracted from how and where I should be using my energy.  Facebook has also become increasingly divisive and, I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sick of Big Brother gathering data about me through Facebook.  I have no delusions about Big Brother not watching everything we do and that there is actually any place surveillance is not engaged, but in Facebook it is arrogantly obvious. I am also increasingly aware that the business efforts I make on FB are actually thwarted by the platform itself.  Posts deleted.  Blocked.  Etc.  It’s exhausting. 

So here’s the deal:  I’m DONE!  Probably not 100%. (how many accounts do you have set up using your FB login!?)  But I’m done turning to FB to fulfill my need for community and connection.  Instead, I’m focusing my energy and intention on my own social network – Authentic  I’m going to create the space I want to connect in and invite you to join me!  And for those friends who I only see on FB, I’m just going to ring them up and set up a coffee date!  What will that look like?

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Lauri Lumby


I am the founder, owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and the Spiritual Director of the Order of the Magdalene and the Order of Melchizedek. Our mission is to provide education, community and support for those seeking to become self-actualized. Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is our learning community.

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