I know. You don’t need to tell me. It’s my own fault. I could simply delete my account, or install a blocker, or, Lord knows, cut back on my compulsive scrolling. The fact is, I’m not ready. Not yet. But I’m getting there.

When I peruse my Facebook page, I relish the connection, albeit virtual, with my curated community from across the globe, and across my life span. Much of what enters my feed is positive — milestones, promotions, awards, publications, performances. It’s fun to like, love, wow and otherwise celebrate good news; and, according to research, clicking emojis and offering “Congratulations!” releases “happy hormones” such as dopamine. Click here to read more…

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