Rerun: Beach Walk 604 OTR – Swimming at SXSW

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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 774 – Releasing Resistance

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Last chance to get unstuck in 2012! Have no fear when things are really going great. Let those bubbles out of the basement so they can wander off and pop free!

Letting go of old emotions does not have to be a tortuous heavy process! Just think of them as bubbles in the basement wanting to rise up and fly free. Attach no strings to them – just open the door and let them go. No need fear when things are going too good! That is when you are strong and able to move mountains, even those ones your small self may have created out of molehills. Please add your comment below or discuss this on Facebook!

As I share the ever-developing “Beach Walks Philosophy,” one of the key goals is to unplug from so many old, rote beliefs that in fact rob us of being happy in the here and now. It has been a turbulent year – I am focusing on all the positive change that has resulted, in such swift and dramatic ways! Love to you all and see you in 2013.

Sarong by the amazing silk artist, Cudra Clover.

Hawaiian Word:
Kala: release

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Beachwalks 770 – Memorial Day in the Pacific, Revisited

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This Memorial Day rerun is one of our favorites. It has a timeless message and Shane’s shooting and editing is evocative and powerful.

We originally filmed this episode for Memorial Day in 2006. But it clearly stands out as a timeless message, and represents the true essence of Beach Walks – even though it was not filmed on a beach! It was completely unscripted, no shot list, we just showed up and worked as fast as we could before the sun set. Sometimes, you know the universe is on your side. Today’s show was filmed at the Hawaii Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 50,000 leis were donated, and over 100 young Scouts placed a lei and a flag on each gravestone. I was quite stirred to be in the presence of death while smelling the sweet scent of plumeria lei. Though most of those buried here are from modern wars, this “punchbowl” of an ancient volcano was the site of Hawaiian aliʻi burials and human sacrifice of those who violated the kapu or taboos. May all who died suffering, rest in peace today.

If this military topic resonates with you, may I suggest our 7-episode series filmed on the USS Nimitz, where Rox, a former anti-Vietnam war protester, spends the night with 4500 US Navy sailors and air force fighter pilots.

Hawaiian words:
Puowaina: hill of sacrifice
Kaua: war
Kapu: taboo
Maluhia: peace

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Beach Walk 767- Be Happy with Just One Thing

Is it crazy to go to the beach on Saturday morning and start thinking about all that I did not get finished that week? Maybe not, as I came up with a new strategy to help me manage the incredible creeping to do list that continues to grow like some out of control virus. Watch the video then keep reading!

You know we keep reading about the data showing we are creating new information at an extraordinary speed – a speed at which we as individuals cannot really understand much less manage. Yet we go about our days as if life were the same as it was a decade or two ago. Our habits and our processes have not updated. We still cling to beliefs of how things must be done – because we’ve always done them that way or because we used to take comfort in doing them that way.

But now, things are reversed and we have far more freedom than we have time. Freedom to create like never before, to connect across the globe and even into space, to construct both systems and structures that are freakishly awesome. So stop bemoaning the lack of time and embrace the abundance of freedom.

I recently went to TedxMaui – a beautifully produced event. Yet I left after lunch – as I was literally full of the shared message to follow your dreams, be yourself, strike out and claim your life. Imagine if we measured inspirational events by how quickly the audience dissipated, because they “got it” and were off doing it? I just love having these wacky thoughts!

Last week I had a Divine Openings session, that had been scheduled a few days earlier. By the time we spoke, my client said, “You know, things started shifting after I made the appointment. I realized [this and that] and actually, I get it! I don’t really have that much to sort out now. Yes, it can be this easy.

Have a great week! Love, Rox

Beach Walks #765 – Folding In and Out

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Watch the waves on South Maui as they fold in and out – a metaphor to stay in the flow in 2012 even if life starts coming at us sideways. These waves are doing just that and it so gorgeous! Watch the video, then keep reading…

Filmed on the iPhone, edited on the iPad – brought to you by “The Better Something Than Nothing Department!” Wishing you a wonderful new year and another chance to live the life you dream of living, right here right now.

Hawaiian word:
Pelu: to fold, turn over and under, to bend

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