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 773 – The Currency of Happiness

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What makes you happy? Is that an abstract thing that comes before or after you have money? Not only do we get to choose what makes us happy, I would say it is our duty to know, and then make it so!

Can you tell I am going for extreme brevity recently? I am conscious of the time-stress factor – heaven knows I have been grappling with that one for years! Now though, I realize that the energy can transmit as much or more than the actual words. So I intend to embed a quality of experience in these episodes, and to merely suggest a line of thought, a direction of feeling, so we can each carry it forward to the degree we wish. PLUS, we can have a more detailed discussion here or on Facebook!

Of course the silent messenger is that you must have money to have happiness. Or that you must choose between the two. Isn’t it crazy how we humans can concoct so many strong yet conflicting imperatives? To me, it is all just currency. The main point is to know what makes each of us happy! Because that is the energy that attracts all kinds of other good stuff to us, and generates all kinds of good outflows from us too. My friend Sylvia recently wrote a blog post, Happiness is Good for Your Website. She took a delightful and no-nonsense approach to the business basis for this, and the article itself literally bubbles over, for me, with the energy of happiness!

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 of 2012. I lived under the shadow of that money is evil thing for decades until I realized everything simply has the energy I give it.

Hawaiian Word:
Hauʻoli: happy

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Beach Walk 735 – Spring Bikini Edition

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I’ve been conducting a very lackadaisical campaign on Beach Walks over the past three years to change attitudes about bikinis aka the Bikini Liberation Front. We mostly approach them from the point of view of bikini watchers, not bikini wearers. It is so loaded with who should or should not wear one. Well here in Hawaii they are ubiquitous! No matter what kine body you have – it just feels good to have the warm water of the Pacific and the warm sunshine wash over you. Wayne Dyer once said something very apropos here: “What you think of me is none of my business.” So if you find yourself wanting to wear a bikini this summer, it just may be that all that needs to get in shape is your mind!

Here are previous bikini episodes:
Barnard University Paper on Bikinis and Beach Walks by Patricia Lange
Beach Walk 699 – Bikini Madness
Beach Walk 436 – Bikini Culture, Internet Culture
Beach Walk 211 – Go deeper to see clearly
Beach Walk 149 – Free 2 B U & Me
Beach Walk 91 – Free Your Tummy!
Beach Walk 43 – Live Dangerously; Wear a Bikini!

Hawaiian word:
Manaʻo: _mind_
ʻAno: _shape, type_

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Beach Walk 733 – Numbers Have Energy

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Our car is 6.5 yrs old but has only 40,000 miles (eh – living on an island!) I have way more miles in my frequent flier accounts than the odometer of the Ford Escape.

Statistics can prove anything. Old Thinking: That’s bad! New Thinking: Use math to my advantage, to help me feel better, so I become untethered to what is holding me back.

Not to lie or manipulate per se, but to use .5 as half full, OR half empty. Both are true. Which interpretation feels better for me for now?

I personally value emptiness as much as fullness – it all depends on the situation.

Hawaiian word:
Helu: _number, counting_

Beach Walk 693 – Get Your Gravatar

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A while back we added a “plug-in” to this site, that shows the photo or avatar for each commenter, if you have created an account for yourself at “www.gravatar.com”:http://www.gravatar.com. That way any blog that uses this plug-in can display your personal graphic., instead of showing the default pic chosen by the site owner. Your account is attached to your email address, which is always required when you want to leave a comment on a blog. Learn all about how to do it in this episode. I want to see your faces people!

Hawaiian Word:
Kiʻi: _picture_

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