When the thin woman in her yoga class praised Sarah Stevens’ poses as “just so awesome,” Stevens knew what that really meant.Her poses were just so awesome, Stevens translated in her mind, for a fat girl.“Internally, I was angry at her. I was like, ‘B----, please,’” Stevens said. “As soon as that went down, I knew I had to write about it.”The encounter a few weeks ago in a Quad-City yoga studio inspired the Rock Island woman’s latest blog on the Beautifull Project, a multi-platform side-hustle she launched in January.She didn’t just write about it, though. To truly make her point, Stevens decided she would have to show readers what she looks like, with just a sports bra and leggings on, during her regular yoga practice.“I’m a writer and words have always been really safe to me,” she said. “But if you can’t see me, then you don’t understand what went down between me and that … [Read more...] about The Beautifull Project: Rock Island woman invites others to share their body stories
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Mindfulness program offered in Las Cruces decreases stress Mindfulness-based stress reduction program offered in Las Cruces and to Las Cruces Public Schools employees is a mind-body approach to health. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Ali Linan, Las Cruces Sun-News Published 9:00 a.m. MT April 3, 2018 | Updated 8:32 p.m. MT April 3, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE While our bodies are in the present, our mind hardly is. Humans spend about 50 percent of their waking minutes ruminating on the … [Read more...] about Mindfulness program offered in Las Cruces decreases stress
Last Updated Aug 20, 2008 3:09 AM EDT Earlier today I came upon a story that New York Times reporter John Schwartz (then at the Washington Post) wrote back in 1993 about that strange new place, cyberspace. As many as 15 million people gathered on Prodigy, AOL, CompuServe and GEnie to, as Schwartz wrote, "get news and information, to trade stocks and even shop." Golly, shopping online. Imagine that. Fifteen years later, with Amazon as much a code name for "shopping" as Wal-Mart or Safeway, marketers are still wrestling with a basic conundrum: online shoppers do things they'd never do in brick-and-mortar stores. Sixty percent of online customers abandon shopping carts, according to Stores magazine. Imagine that happening in Kroger or the Gap. According to Nielsen research reported on GrokDotCom, June's highest conversion rates (percentage of visitors who buy) were found at ProFlowers.com (28.4 percent), Office Depot (25.6 percent), and FTD (24.3 percent). Most of the top 10 (including … [Read more...] about Software Probes the Minds of Online Shoppers
Last Updated Oct 19, 2010 5:27 PM EDT Remember Billy Mays? The pitchman, whose unexpected death in 2009 rocked the advertising and marketing world, had a singular style of delivery that made him a household name and sold products for his clients. When Billy Mays shouted, we listened; not because we enjoyed being shouted at, but because we enjoyed watching him. The thing is: You're not Billy Mays. So if you've been "shouting" at your customers, it's time to stop, especially if you're trying to incorporate social media into your marketing strategy. You've been doing this if: Your Twitter stream is filled with breathless shrieks like, "<My company> just did _____!" or "Wow, what a great offer!" or you badger your followers with tweets like "ONE DAY ONLY! PLEASE RT!" Your Facebook page links to incessant posts about how great your company is... and completely ignores questions or comments your "fans" might have asked. Your Website tells visitors how they can buy "X" from you, but … [Read more...] about Are You Listening to — or Shouting at — Your Customers Online?
Once a person or place becomes stained publicly, it’s darn near impossible to shake the stigma, regardless of how overblown or unproven the smears. They become defined not by all the good they do and have done, but according to their latest publicized event that reinforces the stigma. The dance becomes one step forward and two steps back. That’s certainly the case in my hometown of Harrison, struggling for decades to overcome the image of a racist community largely because of events that occurred over a century past and a few intolerants who actually live outside the community. The truth about Harrison, with its 13,000 residents nestled in the hub of the Ozarks: There are some narrow-minded bigots who live in and around the charming county seat. Name me any community without such people. It’s inevitable there always will be small-minded (even mentally disordered) men and women in virtually any Arkansas community. But how many communities of this size care enough about … [Read more...] about MASTERSON ONLINE: It only takes one