How to Hide Your Facebook Groups

This may seem to be too secretive for some, but some people are members of groups on Facebook that would feel better if they could keep others from knowing about it.

For instance, there are many depression and other self-help groups on Facebook that are private groups, which means that you can post freely without everyone being able to read your group posts. However, these groups appear (in name only) on your public profile.

You might not want your coworkers, neighbors, and family to know that you are depressed or that you have battled depression.

Or perhaps you are simply pursuing a new interest and aren’t sure that you want to broadcast that to the world just yet.

There is a way to keep these groups from appearing on your pubic profile to help you maintain your privacy, and I have found it.

How to hide your Facebook groups:

  1. First, you need to be on your Timeline. Click on your profile pic to get there. Facebook-manage-sections-hide-groups
  2. Below your name and cover photo, you will see the following categories:
    Timeline | About | Friends | Photos | More
  3. Click on “More.” At the bottom of that popup menu (scroll down) you will find “Manage Sections.” (see photo)
  4. Click on “Manage Sections.” In the popup menu that appears, you will see all the features that show on the left side of your Facebook page, indicated by a check-mark.
  5. UNCHECK any features, such as Groups, that you do not want to appear.

Well Done.

As you might notice, you can also rearrange the features of your sidebar by simply dragging and dropping them into place.

Here is the Facebook Help section where I located this information on hiding groups.

On your Timeline click the MORE tab below your Cover Photo,
select Manage Sections,
  • in the check box menu that opens you can select to not show a Groups section in the left column of your Timeline, in your About or in the MORE tab menu by unchecking the Groups item.

How to Manage Time

First of all, this is NOT one of those how-to articles that help you get organized with lists, calendars, and priorities.

It is, however, a more poetic philosophy on how to manage time.


For instance:

How to escape time: Music

That’s exactly what I did for two glorious hours last night, by watching and listening to the Bee Gee’s Tribute. It was a wonderful end to a wonderful day. Their music was, and still is, the music of my life. Love them!

Now I guess it’s time to Feel some Time, which is what happens when I Write.

And later, I’ll release some time… but actually, we do that every second of every day. I guess it would be better to say that I will become more aware that I am releasing time, with every breath I exhale.



May we all spend more time making the most of our time.



Being in Alignment

Today is Sunday -supposedly a day of rest,  or a day of leisure, and hopefully a day when people take the time to reflect on their actions and attitudes of the past week, so they can make positive adjustments for the coming week.

Imagine my surprise (not) when the first comments I saw this morning on Facebook were condemning and judgmental, and it was not about politics. It was about feelings. It was about placing responsibility for our feelings on the people we encounter while out in the world. They should have done this; they should have done that.

What is wrong with this picture?

Take responsibility for your own feelings. Control your reactions. Treat others as you would have them treat you, even if they do not reciprocate.

We must focus  on being in alignment with all that is good and wonderful in the cosmos, and that starts with each of us being good and wonderful, and wonderfully in alignment.


I know it’s cliche, but…

Be the change you wish to see in the world. 

Did that bank teller brush you off?

Thank her anyway and tell her to have a good day.

Did you have to wait too long in the checkout line at the grocery store?

Next time, use that extra idle time to do some deep breathing or to come up with new ideas or solutions to something needing your attention. Or, take the time to speak to others in line with you. You might brighten their day.

By all means, do not blame the cashier. Instead, thank her for her service because I guarantee you that he or she is feeling the stress too.

Being in alignment is easy once you get the hang of it. Just ask the birds.

Be aware, be thoughtful, be kind, be helpful, be good, and be wonderful.

Have a glorious Sunday!