She’s not your competition; Day sixteen

blog headerSocial networking can set us up for deep identity crisis and envy because, let’s face it, we generally only post, on these forums the best aspects of our lives: the fun stuff, parties, weddings, holidays, the new car – playing up the positive aspects of our lives whilst excluding the negative, everyday or mundane. Social networking mediums give a very one-dimensional view of our lives.

Isn’t it interesting that a phenomenon, such as social networking, which we join to bring some happiness through connection, potentially has the ability to affect our mood negatively, or end up causing more discontent than happiness?  Psychologist Kate Linendoll reminds us that, the next time we log into a social-networking site, ‘the reality of one’s life may not be as glamorous as their profile posts – or boasts.

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About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".