personal development and self awareness

Cancer Wellness & Reiki: Success Tips for Patients & Practitioners

by koku_jin
One of my Reiki students’ enthusiasm and dedication to Reiki practice are contagious, and she carries the practice with grace and professionalism. I was organizing the Reiki Room and a talk for the Cancer Wellness Expo when she asked for mentoring how to introduce Reiki at her corporate workplace. So even though she’d been practicing for barely six months, I invited her to offer Reiki chair treatment at the Cancer Wellness Expo. And she did! The Cancer Wellness Expo was a huge success and the Reiki Room was too. Participants rated their Reiki experience high among many valuable offerings, and asked for […]

Quick Signature: Tell Congress to support the Women’s Health Protection Act!

by koku_jin
Last Friday, Missouri came one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation without an abortion clinic when its health department rejected a license renewal for the St. Louis Planned Parenthood location. Across the country, women’s reproductive rights are under attack — now more than ever. That’s why we’re asking members of Congress to STOP these plans to roll back our rights to reproductive health and freedom once and for all by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1645 / H.R. 2975). *Quick Signature: Tell lawmakers to support the Women’s Health Protection Act NOW! Most women who have […]

Top 25 Mindfulness Audio Podcasts & Radio You Must Subscribe and Listen to in 2019

by koku_jin
Top 25 Mindfulness Podcasts Mindfulness Podcasts. The Best Mindfulness Podcasts from thousands of Mindfulness Podcasts on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these audio podcasts because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality episodes. These podcasts are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of episodes. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review Contents [show]  1 Mindfulness Podcast Newsletter 2 Mindfulness Podcasts 2.1 Mindfulness Mode 2.2 The JOY Factor | Mindfulness, Compassion, […]

Why Outsourcing Your Lead Generation Strategy Might Be a Good Idea

by koku_jin
Lead generation is an undoubtedly critical component to any marketing strategy — in fact, 85% of B2B marketers say lead generation is their most important content marketing goal. However, lead generation can be time-consuming and challenging, particularly since there’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to lead generation. If you own a business or lead a marketing department, it’s vital you assess the extent of your capabilities to decide whether it makes more sense to hire and train someone in-house to market and sell your product, or whether you should outsource your marketing and lead generation efforts. There are advantages […]

The Ultimate Guide to Product Marketing in 2019

by koku_jin
During the 1950s, Volkswagen sold a bus. Although now considered a classic vehicle, the bus remains an icon for the car company decades later. The cool part? Volkswagen just introduced their new VW Bus this year — it’s electric and features modern and sleek styling. Volkswagen’s marketing for the vehicle is eye-catching, unique, and fun, and it fits the original “hippie” vibe the company was once known for. Source Volkswagen also released a TV commercial for the bus that’s clever, minimalist, and on-brand. It introduces the new vehicle with the song The Sound of Silence playing in the background (hint: […]

New Research Is Focusing on Treating Teens’ Suicidal Thoughts With Support of Friends, Family

by koku_jin
A 16-year-old boy, a high school athlete with good grades, told his therapist that he was thinking about taking his own life. That therapist, Dennis Kolsch, got him admitted to an inpatient ward. “He didn’t have a great experience in there, but he was safe,” said Kolsch, a licensed mental health counselor in Cocoa Beach, Florida. “The family felt comforted knowing that.” Teens leaving an inpatient program like this one will have discharge instructions on how to continue care, which usually includes medications and psychotherapy. The boy was discharged to Kolsch’s care, but Kolsch knew that weekly or biweekly therapy […]

Six whimsical mid-century designs featured in Denver’s Serious Play exhibition

by koku_jin
An exhibition at the Denver Art Museum showcases over 200 pieces with a playful spirit that were created by US-based industrial and graphic designers in the 1950s and ’60s. Curator Darrin Alfred selects his highlights. The show, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America, presents furniture, textiles, posters, toys and other pieces created in the postwar era by more than 40 America-based designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Isamu Noguchi. With over 250 pieces on view, the show is meant to reveal how designers were influenced by the notion of play, and how it was incorporated into their […]

How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

by koku_jin
Overview: Build a paver patio with less work Concrete patio slabs Concrete patios are typically plain and often show cracks. Patio after setting pavers over concrete patio slabs Pavers dress up the patio and make it an attractive outdoor living space. A concrete patio is made for practicality, not beauty. It starts out looking plain and goes downhill from there. As craters, cracks and stains accumulate, it can go from dull to downright ugly in just a few years. But there’s a simple solution, whether you want to dress up a bland patio or hide an aging one. Covering concrete […]

Everybody really is reading the Mueller Report

by koku_jin
When Robert Mueller addressed the nation about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Americans clung to his every syllable. These revelations were two years in the making. Attorney General William Barr’s summary had already made the rounds, but that was really just the trailer to the movie that everybody hoped to see when Mueller finally spoke at the end of May, just over a month after the full redacted report had been released. Would there be clarity? Would a president be damned, an electoral process salvaged? Mueller had this to offer: “If we had had confidence […]

Google Game Changers: 5 Recent Updates and How They Affect Marketers

by koku_jin
Since the inception and rise of digital marketing, marketers have been keeping a watchful eye on Google — the ruler of the kingdom of search. From research project to technology giant, over the last two decades Google has cemented itself as the dominating force in internet search. And while there are other rising contenders in the space, as of June 2018, Google owned 72.21% of all desktop searches. And the domination continues if you look at mobile, with Google owning a whopping 90.20% of searches. Of course, Google’s market (and marketing) domination isn’t because of their speed to market in […]