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The End.


SMXChat

It was late November 2012 when we, Ehsan and Mark, got together to build a community free of agenda. We decided to launch SMXChat in February 2013. We got together with the idea of creating a Twitter Chat that gave people a place to question, comment and learn. Our idea was that simple. We wanted to create a place where a community could come together to debate and discuss the opportunities presented by the emergence of Social Media.

Suffice to say that Social Media is fairly well emerged. Mature? Maybe not yet and this is the primary reason that we decided for putting #SMXChat to rest. After four years, there is little left to discover and to chat about. We had the honour of being approached by likes of Sprout Social, The Drum and Social Media London and Meltwater to teach them as how to develop and run a Twitter Chat, including B2B Twitter Chats. We believe…

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Amazing Grounding Exercises that Tell Anxiety “No!”


Great post and certainly worth your consideration #mentalhealth

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! Most of my posts this month will be focused on mental health, a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. The endlessly useful Mattieologie podcast reminded me that part of blogging is sharing the lessons that you have learned over time, lessons that maybe you are still learning. What resources do I wish  I had when I went through my hardest times? When it comes to mental health, I’ve had a range of experiences that I hope will help my readers. I’ll keep sharing as I myself continue to learn . It’s exciting to be on this journey with you all!

This post is specifically about grounding exercises that can help ease anxious feelings and panic attacks. While doing my research for this post, I realized that I’ve been practicing grounding exercises for so long without even knowing it! When you have…

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How to Incorporate Bullet Journaling into Your Planning Style


bitmoji-20160209094649Everyone who has succeeded as an entrepreneur has one thing in common: They plan. Somewhere along the entrepreneurial journey there’s a point at which we make the conscious decision to plan and achieve our goals or we unwittingly decide that we’ve embarked on yet another failed project-no two ways about it. Planning just makes sense. You’ll find that those who plan achieve far more than those who don’t, as planning is a sign of true leadership abilities.

Planning doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact it can be quite fulfilling when approached from a place of self care and professional growth. I started planning because I found comfort in working from lists. Checking things off as I’ve accomplished them makes me feel productive and that I’m moving forward instead of standing still. It’s important to develop your own personal style of planning but if you need examples, there are plenty of them on Instagram or Youtube.

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The  most popular styles of planning are the traditional “month-at-a-glance” and bullet journaling. As I have an affinity for both and my readers stress how indecisive they can be at choosing one or the other, I thought I’d show you how I incorporate bullet-journaling into my everyday planning style. Like many women, I use the Erin Condren planner. I don’t endorse one planner over any other, EC just works for me. Bullet-journaling, by contrast, offers some unique opportunities for planners:

  • Handwriting practice
  • Doodling as therapy
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Cataloging

I plan weekly. I keep a digital calendar for logging meetings, workouts, family schedule, etc., but I prefer a paper planner for mapping out projects, research and other long-form tasks. Once I put my tasks into my weekly planner, I use the following bullet-journaling techniques for ensuring tasks are handled appropriately.2016-02-09 10.46.51

  1. Key: I place a “key” in my monthly goal section of my planner to mark off priorities. Each symbol can be used to quickly categorize tasks.
  2. Arrow: arrows symbolize migrated tasks
  3. X: an “x” symbolizes completed tasks
  4. Hollow black circle: symbolizes an event/appt
  5. Filled in circle: symbolizes research needed
  6. A red star: symbolizes urgent/priority; ususally used for my “top 3” daily priorities

 

 


Bullet-journaling incorporated into your personal style of planning helps you stay focused on the task at hand without being an enormous time suck. Once you have a system, developed from your own style, planning will be seamless and eventually you’ll be achieving like a boss!


 

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Filling the Post-Operative/Procedure/Visit Void


Colin, this sadly, is all true. There used to be discharge planning meeting that were patient-centered. The scope of these meetings, if they still occur, has changed. Socio-economic issues are never a consideration and often the planning participants are talking over the patient & family’s head. There are ways to change this; we just have to be mindful of the problem.

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Rouse House – Christope Rober HervouetBlog post by Colin Hung

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting. It was the first time at this conference and I was excited to be going. I was anxious to see the latest innovations for patient self-care at home and the latest evolution of aging-in-place technologies. I should have read the prospectus better.

The target audience for the NAHC15 event wasn’t patients at all. The 2,500 attendees were mostly from organizations that provide in-home care to patients. Many were from companies that send clinicians, nurses, caregivers and social workers to paitents’ homes. Because of that, many of the vendors in the exhibit hall had tools and technologies that were designed to help manage this type of mobile and remote workforce.

Although I was initially disappointed, I found NAHC15 to be eye-opening. Being a newbie, I spoke…

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My Social “Secret Sauce”


These are great tools. and from my POV, Suzi’s sauce is a really good recipe. The only one I haven’t tried is ManageFlitter bu I certainly plan to check it out. You should too.

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As a Social Strategist I do a lot of work with clients on building up their brands and executing various types of initiatives and relationship-building. But, as a lot of you know, I also spend a good bit of time building up my own “personal brand”. Now before I go any further let me make it clear that this post is not designed to be a “How to Build Your Personal Brand” post. If I was going to do one of those it would be super short: “Your online persona should be an authentic representation of your offline self.” *mic drop*

The way that I go about building my personal brand may not be how you should do it. A blog, for example, might not be the best fit for you. One of the biggest things that I’ve learned is that you have to be honest with yourself before you…

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An A-Hole dentist shoots #CecilTheLion and Social Media Erupts


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CLIkY6GUwAA1ajYThey say hunting is the only sport where your opponent does not know they are in the game! When real arseholes like Dr. Walter J. Palmer kill Cecil the collared Lion, you have to start questioning what type of person hunts? We already know that they are not just men who are poorly endowed, but also women who think they were born to be men with small members – honestly, hunting may have good conservation reasons, but the killing of animals that form part of our heritage just because you have too much money is a real shame. Perhaps these hunters should be dismembered first, and then allow them to decide if they still have enough energy to hunt in the first hour after their dismemberment, then give them a spear and let the opponent smell their blood. The idea may be barbaric, but it would certainly make hunting a fair sport.

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