Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lazy Hazy days of Social Media Camp

Dear Mom and Dad,

Had so much fun at Social Media Camp last Friday. There was no bug juice or color war, but I wasn't disappointed. I got to meet some fascinating people and attended seminars about social media and it's impact on marketing. I even learned how to twitter!
Our camp leaders claimed that social media is the wave of the future, connecting people to businesses, new ventures, events and ideas. It all sounded very exciting and thought provoking.
The best part is I have more friends now than I did before! I hope to do it again soon.
Hope you're having a great summer! Say hi to the puppies!


Friday, June 4, 2010

The Summer of my Content

At the end of my yoga class the morning, as we sat in silent meditation, my yoga instructor suggested we think "I am content" as we go through our day. At first, skeptic that I am, I questioned it,thinking, "but I'm not really". Upon further discussion about the wisdom of living in the moment and not getting bogged down by what we can't control, and the disappointments we have as we live our day to day, it became clearer to me. The focus is to start enjoying the small things - hearing a great song, engaging someone in an interesting conversation, having an energizing workout or laughing out loud at something comical.
The problems of unemployment,world crises, nasty relatives, oppositional children, etc. will always be there. Since we can't change a lot of these issues, maybe the idea of "I am content" along with some deep breathing could create serenity and calm, even temporarily. Especially if we stop and think about the good stuff we do have. I will try this out...I have nothing to lose.