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How to Read More

Many of us say we wish we had more time in our lives to read, but how many of us actually make the time? I always set an annual reading goal (this year it's 200 books), but the main reason it works for me is that it motivates me to set aside time for something I already love. But what if you're trying to find more time to read and it's not the #1 thing you'd do if you had two minutes of free time (as it is for me)? Here are ten simple … [Continue Reading...]

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Great Meditation Apps to Help You Be More Mindful

I'm a mindfulness junkie. And by junkie I mean that because I'm not a naturally mindful person, I surround myself with mindfulness-related things (books, blogs, conferences, apps) in order to encourage myself in a direction I'm not otherwise inclined to lean. If you've ever wanted to be more mindful, I'm likely not going out on a limb when I say that it's likely also a struggle for you in your daily life. Indeed, despite our best efforts … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Have a Confident Heart?

I'm a huge fan of devotionals, and throughout the course of each year I work through a few different ones during my morning routine -- which I call my PRESENT time. (See here for a full outline of what I do each morning.) So when I heard that bestselling author Renee Swope had released a new devotional to accompany her book, A Confident Heart, I was thrilled. After connecting with Renee through a friend last year and first hearing her story, I … [Continue Reading...]

Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 9.52.31 AM

How to Read More

Many of us say we wish we had more time in our lives to read, but how many of us actually make the time? I always set an annual reading goal (this year it's 200 books), but the main reason it works for me is that it motivates me to set aside time for something I already love. But what if you're trying to find more time to read and it's not the #1 thing you'd do if you had two minutes of free time (as it is for me)? Here are ten simple … [Continue Reading...]

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Best Of the Interwebs: The *Me* Edition

I wanted to provide a round-up of some of the places I've been lately on the Interwebs. Meaning, that this edition of "Best of the Interwebs" is a bit one note. Read/don't read at your leisure: Social Good Stars - Claire Diaz-Ortiz: This over-the-top nice piece on the Huffington Post chats … [Continue...]

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How to Change the World in 2012

I'm a fan of Craig Newmark (that's Craig of Craigslist, for those who need clarification). He's been a big supporter of Twitter for Good and I've been lucky to share the stage with him when chatting all things social innovation. So when he asked me to write a blog post for his new Social Good Blog … [Continue...]

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Ask Me Questions on Fox News About Social Media and Giving {12/19 11:15 am EST}

Remember how I kicked off Day 1 of the #12DaysofGiving challenge last week by encouraging you to check out (and donate to) Hope Runs? Us 12 social good types and our 12 charities are getting some buzz, and this morning, Monday, Dec 19 at 11:15 am EST, I'll be answering questions about social … [Continue...]

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The Day I Forgot The Great Gatsby Wasn’t Real

As I've mentioned before, one of my borderline concerning annual goals is to keep track of every book I read in a given year, and make sure I read 100. It's a goal, but it's also fun. Reading, aside from sleeping, is one of my favorite parts of this world. With 12 days left in 2011, I've only got … [Continue...]

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How to Use Storify

In this post, you'll learn how to use Storify. Theoretically, that is.   This week, I had another of those conversations with social media people where I confess to not understanding what Storify is and how it works. The conversation went something like this:   Them: Storify … [Continue...]

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Join Me and Hope Runs in #12DaysofGiving!

"One person can make a difference, and every person should try." ~ John F. Kennedy 'Tis better to give than receive. #truth When I got the honor of being the first social good type to kick off the 12 Days of Giving Challenge, it didn't take long for me to decide on my charity of … [Continue...]

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Are You Signed Up for the Twitter for Good Unconference?

I've learned something in this life. Sometimes, the best laid plans can produce a bunch of nasty succotash (yes, that's how you spell it, I checked). For those of you who signed up for my Twitter for Good Unconference, you've recieved my note. I'm sick. I don't have a voice. And so we can't … [Continue...]

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How to Meet an Influencer (claire diaz-ortiz + chris guillebeau = met)

In this post, you'll hear a story about an influencer experience I just had. And then you will learn 3 critical strategies for dealing with influencers. Fun times, I promise. The Story First of all, I know. That name is a mouthful. Guillewhaaaa...? Since 2008, Chris Guillebeau has been … [Continue...]

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Best of the Interwebs This Week…

So what was happening this week in the world? Many things, but I'm afraid my best-of links may not help you become any more acquainted with them. They will make you laugh, smile, and have all the ups and downs betwee, though;) Without further ado, here's what I found fascinating this week on … [Continue...]