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Do You Need to Rest?

We’ve all felt it. The overburdened overwork of a life gone mad. The week where everything and the cat got away from you, and all the kids and all the work and all the papers went out the window screaming and crying and huffing and puffing and making you blue in the face with the force of it all. We’ve all been there. When you think you’re the only one in the world with a burden so heavy, with a mind so full, with a binder of to-do … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Need to Rest?

We’ve all felt it. The overburdened overwork of a life gone mad. The week where everything and the cat got away from you, and all the kids and all the work and all the papers went out the window screaming and crying and huffing and puffing and making you blue in the face with the force of it all. We’ve all been there. When you think you’re the only one in the world with a burden so heavy, with a mind so full, with a binder of to-do … [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...]

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5 Secrets to Becoming a Success

Until tomorrow, get all 10 of my ebooks for just $13. Woot! This is a guest post by Emily Wierenga. Emily gave me an early copy of her memoir, Atlas Girl, and I loved it! She's giving away 2 copies -- just leave a comment on this post to enter;)  I’ve always wanted to be famous. We were walking home from college one day, my boyfriend and I, the sun on our faces, the wind at our backs. Trent was asking me what I wanted to become … [Continue Reading...]

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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...]

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Podcast #2: Amy Neumann and @CharityIdeas

Alright folks. My second podcast episode is live. Join me as I chat with Amy Neumann (@charityideas on the Twitters) about her passion for technology and how she got started in the business of world changing. Here!       … [Continue...]

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The Twitter for Good Video Course

Register: Want to Sign Up? Want to Use Twitter... for Good? Interested in learning about how to use Twitter to make a difference in the world around you? Interested in donating to charity while you're at it? Back in 2011, I made a comprehensive video training … [Continue...]