Most of you know I spent a week in (Kauai) Hawaii recently. This was my first time in Hawaii, and it was amazing. The weather was perfect and the scenery breathtaking, perfect for playing tourist and for running. Because this is a running blog and because I still need to write a Hawaii trip post on my family blog, I decided to share a few of the highlights from my trip in pictures.
There are a lot of good things that come from social media. We can connect with people we have lost touch with. We can unite as a group (runners!!) with a comment interest. We can promote a good cause. Sadly though, what social media does best is makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes us feel negatively towards others. This isn't just my opinion, although I can unquestionably support the truth behind this based on my own experience. I have spent way too much time feeling bad about myself as a result of comparing myself to others based on their Instagram or Facebook versions of themselves. And there are several people I have started feeling negatively about or have become completely annoyed with because of their IG and FB posts. It isn't just me though. There are actual studies that can back me up on the negative impact social media can have. I have read dozens of articles reviewing many different studies that show the overwhelmingly negative (vs. positive) effec