Archive for July, 2010

Have you heard of Newport, Newport?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Sangeeta Haindl, owner of Serendipity PR and and Media Consultancy sent me this tweet and I was still talking about it eight hours later.

‘My neighbour told us that this video clip has done more than the tourist board and anyone (for that matter) to put Newport on the map’.

See for yourself…Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)

 

 

 

Thank you Sangeeta, from all of us in South Wales.

 

How do you re-energise yourself for business?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

 

 

Friday Tip – Slap on the Smile!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010


Photo courtesy Huffington Post

Research suggests that simply smiling, for instance, releases endorphins and boosts serotonin, which actually lead you to feel the emotion you’re projecting.

I read Mark Perl’s Self Esteem – Gone in 60 seconds and wanted to add a comment for both he and moreso his wife Mandy. I’ve kept up with his comments since Tuesday and it’s heartening to read they have received much loving kindness and pro active suggestions in applying for other job interviews. So I wanted to go a step further and turn my reply into a blog to help her and others who find themselves in this hurtful spiral. When life get’s a bit rough, don’t allow people to walk all over you. Turn things around and ask them outright ‘What type of person are you looking for?’. You will be surprised, if you wait for the answer. Then be kind to yourself and smother those hurtful feelings with loving kindness. Experiencing rejection over and over does zilch for your self esteem and human spirit. Substituting thoughts about what you have in your life, as opposed to what’s missing, can help reverse the negative spiral. Mandy has a loving adoring husband in Mark. smile

Deepak Chopra referred to cyberspace as a “collective cloning of our soul,” suggesting we leverage technology but move the conversation happening on Twitter and Facebook to a new level. The outcome of Mark’s Blog proves his point of taking it to the next level.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao wrote ‘Practicing loving kindness does not mean feeling love at the exclusion of any other emotions. Rather, it means calling upon loving kindness to enrobe all or the emotions inhabiting us in the present moment, many of which can be all but loving … It took a while to get this’.

Slap on the Smile and infect all those around you and yourself!.

 

To SEE a gorgeous smile lifts the human spirit releasing endorphins and boosts ‘feel good’ serotonin. Go to that next level involve someone new, ask them to comment.

I have, I asked Baiju Solanki.

 

How do you re-energise yourself for business?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Tips to boost your energy mid week.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Here are some  tips to boost your energy mid week.

I will take each tip and expand on them throughout the coming weekdays

So you have fueled your body and not fooled it?

 


Photo courtesy of Huffington Post

 

1. Eat regular meals and include protein to top up your blood sugar levels.

2. Exercise

It’s easy to find excuses for not working out, a gym membership is too pricey, it’s too hot to jog outside, or you simply don’t have the time. But with easy, one minute exercises you can do in your lounge, on the landing, or hotel room what excuse could you possibly think of?

3. Killer Playlist

Your favorite tunes are more than just a distraction from all the huffing and puffing – researchers have found that matching the tempo of a workout to music with a strong, fast beat can increase one’s capacity for exercise by 15 percent. Choose songs with 120 to 140 beats per minute (the norm for most pop and rock songs).

Here we go. Closer to the edge

4. Regular fit top ups

Get fit and trim at home with these one-minute exercises to firm your body.

One Minute Step Ups – (alternate right and left) step up with knee lifts!
One Minute Crunches – Curl ups with knees in to chest.
One Minute Lunges – Alternate right and left leg.
One Minute Rotation twist – Stand feet hip distance and swing ( both straight arms, clutching hands) across the body to right then left.
One Minute Push ups – modified (on knees) or full extention with wide or narrow hand positions.

5. Smile – Research suggests that simply smiling, for instance, releases endorphins and boosts serotonin, which actually lead you to feel the emotion you’re projecting.

6. Change your daily routine! The same ol’ same ol’ is more than boring, it’s an energy suck.

Talk to me? I am online for an hour on twitter, every Wednesday.

Sun’s out again, so no excuse to do your one minute exercise session.

Footnote – You can increase the sets to three and five as you get fitter on consecutive days.

 

How do you re-energise yourself for business?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Fuel don’t fool your body.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

It’s now a well known fact that artificial sweetners have not helped us and that we would be healthier if we learnt how to fuel and not fool our bodies.

Sharon Fowler, MPH, and her colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, collected data for eight years have discovered that people who drank diet soda did not lose weight, but rather gained weight.

So, how do you satisfy those sweet cravings? How can you truly taste and enjoy the real flavor of foods?

Help to keep your sweet cravings in check:

Use only a small amount of sugar coming from 100% cane sugar or honey

  • Increase your Protein – Eating protein at meals and snacks lowers cravings. Choose from lean meats, poultry, fish, legumes/beans, nuts/seeds, organic cheese, plain yogurt,
    Not eating protein will leave you hungry and craving more sweet.
  • Eat your sweet in fruit – Enjoy the natural flavor of berries, apples, bananas, and melons that have fiber attached to the fructose. Just make sure to have them with some protein.
  • Eat Regular meals – Try not to go more than four hours without food unless you are sleeping. Control over your food choices.

 

What do you bring to the table?


Photo courtesy of Huffington Post

 

  • Use good fats at your meals — olive oil, avocado, and nuts help you feel full and increase flavor
  • Know what to drink – Drink water, carbonated waters or unsweetened teas flavored with lemon, lime, cucumber and mint.

 

 

How do you re-energise yourself for business?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Connect and become the architect of your future

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

This blog is a Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary Dedication to Penny and Thomas


Photo Courtesy of Flickr

Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

Connect right? Do Good and Feel Good. Asking for help about the things you need. There is nothing better than real messages from real connections. Being real and Asking For Help from your fellow ecademates.

Louis Gray wrote this ‘Today Ecademy is here to help you connect to future business colleagues. Ecademy are entrepreneurs in spirit working to find likeminded individuals who can support their aggressive goals’.

Looking into the Inch Club earlier I saw this from Zara ( read below) then I recieved a DM from Milton ‘WHAT is the best way to lose weight, please?’

Hello all, haven’t been in for a while. Maggie (my new doggie come fitness coach) has been taking me out for longer walks than usual and she loves going up hills, so my aim has been just to climb up one hill a day, to get a bit breathless, the idea being to get used to exercising and controlling the hyper ventilating process by breathing through my nose – I’m going to see if getting fit can help me control my panic attacks better, I’ve felt worse since exercising but I’ve only just started, so rather like the Internet, I’m not ready to give up the ghost just yet.

I got a shin splint in my right leg for 2/3 weeks which made it difficult to walk far, this was due to wearing cheap shoes, I had no idea footwear could cause injuries like this – so I learned something there.

Anyway one stone down, 4more to go to reach a healthy weight for my height.

Zara in support of your agressive goals focus on the solution, not the problem.

Hyperventilating can be improved through awareness of:-

Poor Stamina
Breathing Techniques
Poor Posture
Asthma
Anxiety – Learn to switch off! Hypnotherapy and Relaxation techniques are wonderful for addressing hyperventilating.
Stamina – Breathlessness is improved by interval training – undulating hills are brilliant! Well Done Maggie aka Fitness Coach

Shin Splints are common when you increase resistance uphill wearing inappropriate footwear. Ask any Paratrooper Zara? smile I wrote this Article on Ace because of my dedication to improve gait problems in trainers and in the Work Place.

Solution – Find a brilliant people friendly Podiatrist.

 

How do you re-energise yourself for business?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Business : What shape is your Monday in? ChitChat

Monday, July 5th, 2010
Good Sparkling Monday Morning to you!

I received this tweet first thing from Mick Say
“I can’t remember why I tag your messages with #Sparkle ? Remind me” smile

Re “Personal and Business Growth!” Take a breather to Ignite and Connect – refresh your mind, recharge and calm your thoughts and connect with Nature.

How about this?..>

    
Courtesy of @gowerscapes – It’s why I love the Gower!.

What shape is your Monday in?.

Carolyn, helping you to #Sparkle with Confidence on Social Media

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Ignite and Connect.

Monday, July 5th, 2010

 

 

and reach Out to GIVE a stronger message through engagement

MindGym – I was sent this powerful illustration of the following:-

Collective Intelligence

Collaborative Intelligence

High Engagement with Community

Why do you connect on ecademy?

Just skyped with Steve Hall Doingthe92 and he had not heard of Gavin and Stacey.
Here is another Friday question for you. What would you feed your Hero?
Answer – The Help for Heroes Cook Book

Happy Friday.  Knights of Cydonia

Carolyn, The Best Business attire, A Smile on Social Media

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