Rerun: Beach Walk 604 OTR – Swimming at SXSW

photo of rox at SXSW swimming

It’s SXSW week again! Please enjoy this previous episode

I was barely awake in this episode…as co-mingling with 10,000 geeks at the SXSW Interactive Conference kept me on the run for long days! I was thrilled to join Chris Brogan, Chris Heuer, and Jeremiah Owyang on a panel discussion. Please enjoy a few tips for creating mindfulness in the midst of massive energy!

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Thank heaven for some rooftop restoration at our hotel. Plus you get to meet a few of the peeps!

Tim & Susan Bratton of Personal Life Media
Aaron Strout of Mzinga
Colleen Coplick of 99 Directions
Shane and Kris Smith of Croncast and BlogTalkRadio
Rox and Beth Kanter of BethKanter.org
Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group and Chris Heuer of The Conversation Group
Richard Whittaker of the Austin Chronicle
Colleen Coplick of 99 Directions Kit Seeborg of Design for ROI, and Adele McAlear of 99 Directions
Becky McCray of Small Biz Survival
Rox and CC Chapman of The Advance Guard
Hilary of BlogTalkRadio and Frank Gruber of Tech Cocktail
Rox and Jane Quigley of Zeta Interactive

Hawaiian word:
ʻAu: swim

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Beach Walk 775 – Kupu Maui, A Beach Full of Gratitude

Beach Walk #775 Kupu Maui, A beach full of gratitude

We camped out last Friday as part of Dania Katz’s Kupu Maui event with Top Chef chefs Lee Anne Wong and Sheldon Simeon. Those folks were busy cooking so several of the overnight guests joined us on Beach Walks to share their gratitude.

This special event started on Friday with a Kupu Maui popup dinner, cooked by Top Chef chefs Lee Anne Wong and Sheldon Simeon, joined by Kupu Maui chef James Simpliciano. It was an elegant sunset affair, with farm to table veggies and fruits, and starring freshly caught (by James!) mahimahi. If YOU ever come to Maui, do time your visit to attend a Kupu Maui event!

We were a bit groggy Saturday morning before breakfast – mostly due to intermittent sleep as our tents were huddled together with dogs and people and a mix of late to bed and early to rise! You’ll see a silvery overcast day – not typical for this area of west Maui – but many of us remarked about how serene it was. No wind blowing things around, no sun glare – very easy actually to just be here now. Please add your comment below or discuss this on Facebook!

Links from Today’s Episode

Instagram Photos tagged #kupumaui3 and #kupumaui
Kupu Maui with Dania Katz and Chef James Simpliciano
Top Chef Season 1 Lee Anne Wong
Top Chef Season 10 Sheldon Simeon
Breakfast by Maui Chef Lyndon Honda
Camp Olowalu
Jillz Beanz
Aimee’s Paradise
Elena’s Food Practice
Wandering Jon
JT’s Maui Dog Remedies
Shannon Wianecki

Hawaiian Word:
Hoʻomaikaʻi: gratitude

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Beach Walk 761 – Kani Ka Pila at Ulupalakua Ranch

We’re on Maui! Meet musician George Kahumoku at the Ulupalakua Ranch.

I was hired by the Maui Visitors Bureau to assemble a team of new media bloggers and podcasters to participate in a week-long press trip to Maui. You are the lucky beneficiaries! In this second episode, filmed on-site at the Ulupalakua Ranch, I introduce you to George Kahumoku, a slack key guitarist and multi-talented person – like so many Hawaiians! You must watch this to learn about his many talents. I love the title of today’s episode as it has the rhythm of the Hawaiian language in these long yet simple words. Just say each one slowly as it is written; or do as my friend Shel Israel suggests, and say it 10 times fast!

Please go explore the VisitMauiBlog for more stories, photos, and videos of our week on Maui. It is the perfect way to spend a little time on Maui and to plan your next vacation or business retreat. Mahalo nui to the Maui Visitors Bureau for inviting us to be their guests.

Hawaiian word:
Kani ka pila: play music (an afternoon tradition in Hawaii)
Ulu: to grow, spread, protect
Palakua: to ripen to perfection

This episode was sponsored by the Maui Visitors Bureau.

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Beach Walk 759 – Flowing the Texas Rapids

I am in Austin, Texas for a program with Lola Jones and we went to Barton Creek for a lunch break. It was a perfect opportunity to remember the rocks in the river are part of the fun! I am sure you’ll get the metaphor.

Many of you viewers know I took a 5-day silent retreat with Lola Jones last year and that in addition to all the technology and social media training and consulting I do, I also give Divine Openings. I was here in Austin to gain some more experience and knew that you Beach Walks viewers would appreciate some flow analogies, some water footage, and of course a few pups! (We were joined by Honey and Sophie on the hike.)

Please visit my personal coaching web site to learn more about how you can stay happier in the flow of your dynamic life. There is lots of free stuff there, including audios and videos.

Hawaiian word:
Pōhaku: stone

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Beach Walk 756 – The Energy of Language

Does this story feel good? It pays to pay attention to the words coming out of your mouth.

We use words all day everyday yet rarely stop to feel the energy they pack. I think it is the energy that causes confusion, less than the definition sometimes. We assume others think words feel the same way but they often don’t! We assume that a “story is just a story” but it’s not! It is also the energy from that story. I aim for feel-good energy, so that determines what stories I choose to tell or not these days. What about you? Does re-telling that story, no matter how righteous, make you feel bettor or worse? If you connect with the energy, it may influence where your mouth and mind go today.

Here’s an old episode on “Making up stories”

Hawaiian word:
Moʻolelo: story

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