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discipline as surrender

by cissy @ Cissy Brady-Rogers

According to the teachings of many spiritual traditions, the best thing any of us can do in order to be better lovers, is to surrender to a Love greater than ourselves. Contemplatives practices teach us to surrender. And they demand discipline.

contemplative prayer and transformation

by cissy @ Cissy Brady-Rogers

Perhaps you could use some practical tools to support you in being more at peace with yourself, a kinder and gentler partner, a less reactive employee or boss…Whatever the change you seek, strengthening your capacity to just be with your experience in a loving, non-judgmental way, can be a powerful support in the slow work of being and becoming!

In A Far Far Away Land: 18 Proven Storytelling Formulas That Will 2x Word-Of-Mouth For Your Brand

by Si Quan Ong @ Word-of-Mouth and Referral Marketing Blog

On a beautiful spring afternoon, ten years ago, two young men graduated from the same college. They were very much alike, these two young men. Both had been better than average students, both were personable and both — as young college graduates are — were filled with ambitious dreams for the future. Recently, these men returned to their college […]

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letting go of the love I want

by cissy @ Cissy Brady-Rogers

After years of wrestling within myself, therapy with my husband, pastoral counseling, considering divorce, and shedding many tears in prayer, I made the decision to “let go” of the love I longed for with a child of my own body, in order to hold onto the love, I already had with my husband. Letting go of the love I wanted. Keeping the love, I already had.

Donate Life America Campaign Pitch

by Emily Barber @ Ohio University Strategic Social Media

“You never think it will happen to you.” This mindset gives us the courage to take risks, but it can also prevent us from taking action. Organ donation is a tough subject to approach, but what if we changed that? What if audiences of Donate Life knew exactly why organ donation was important and how […]

Brothers Drake #EntertainWithMEAD

by jillianbarcia @ Ohio University Strategic Social Media

Through our Social Media Campaign Proposal, the primary goal is to increase the bond between Brothers Drake Meadery and the community, as well as the consumers around them. Brothers Drake Meadery cares about the community in Columbus, and wants to give back to them the freshest mead made from locally grown ingredients. With hopes of […]

'You're fat and ordinary': Dove ad reveals what women really think about themselves

'You're fat and ordinary': Dove ad reveals what women really think about themselves


Telegraph.co.uk

A new advert forces women to confront the negative thoughts they have about their own bodies

Is the way you track conversions damaging your campaigns?

by Tina Desai @ Marketing Week

One of the biggest challenges in marketing over recent years has been tracking the value and efficacy of campaigns. Focusing on last-click conversions could be significantly damaging our marketing - but not in the way you think.

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Imperfectly Perfect

by TEPF @ The Emily Program Foundation

By Emily W. What if society was different and women were taught that there was no such thing as an “ideal body?” What if instead of always longing, yearning, and working for the perfect body, we could just accept who we are? I believe that

BeyondBeauty Campaign Shows Women’s Real Bodies

BeyondBeauty Campaign Shows Women’s Real Bodies


PEOPLE.com

Wear Your Voice magazine asks readers to celebrate more than just the bodies you see in advertisments

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Dove, The Love-Your-Body Beauty Company

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Dove, The Love-Your-Body Beauty Company


Jezebel

Yesterday, when we presented the new Dove commerical, Onslaught, we neglected to mention a few things. Luckily, blogs Feministing and Feministe reminded us of a few facts! For starters, while Dove can be applauded for examining the damaging effects of the beauty industry, its parent company, Unilever, is a major manufacturer of skin-lightening creams marketed in India. (Because, you know, the lighter your skin, the more beautiful you are.) In addition, Unilever makes Axe body spray, whose sexist and just plain stupid ad campaigns and "humilidating" show don't exactly send the message that the Onslaught spot does. And there's more: Unilever spends $809 million on advertising: it markets Dove, which encourages women to love their bodies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, in which you can drown your sorrows if you don't love your body, and Slim-Fast, to make your body thin enough to love.

Cincinnati Beer Run Proposal

by morganlundquist @ Ohio University Strategic Social Media

By Morgan Lundquist, Nick Stirsman and Cody Ferguson The Cincinnati Beer Run is a 2.5-mile long event that is not your traditional 5K. This event incorporates fitness, beer and most importantly fun. With it being such a unique event, this is what appeals to so many people when incorporating the words “fitness” and “beer” in […]

Healthy Choices at Chipotle

by noreply@blogger.com (Samantha) @ Minor Numbers

Yesterday I had dinner with my best friend. It can hard to see each other because she's finishing up taking classes so she lives on campus while I now live at home out in the suburbs. We try to catch up during the week over dinner since I work close to her apartment. She's been crazy busy lately, though, so I was glad that we finally had the time to catch up!

We decided to go to Chipotle and it's one of my favorite places to go because it's delicious and so easy to work with macro-wise. I don't care what anyone says, you can always find something eating out that works for you! I won't say it'll be easy but it's totally possible. Some guesstimating might be necessary so you have to learn to be flexible.

I needed something lower on the carb side (I was saving a majority of my carbs for protein pancakes because let's be honest pancakes > burritos) but high in protein. So I chose the chicken salad!

My order had romaine lettuce, chicken, fajita vegetables, and the tomato salsa (10g carbs, 35g protein, and 7g fat). I already knew ahead of time what to get because of Chipotle's handy online nutrition calculator. A lot of restaurants will post nutrition facts nowadays plus myfitnesspal has a great database of foods that I can look in there. So it's always a great idea to check there! That way you're not scrambling to make it all fit after you've gotten your order.

Generally, my advice when going to Chipotle is skip the burrito. Yes, I know it's delicious and wonderful and everything you could hope for but it is hardly ever macro-friendly. It's better to stick with a burrito bowl which means you get all the flavor without ruining your macros. In my freshman year of college, I ate the burritos all the time until I looked up the nutrition facts and decided it'd be better to switch off to something else. And I honestly haven't felt as though I've missed out at all!

So, using the online nutrition calculator here are some ideas that you can try out!

- Chicken Burrito Bowl: chicken, rice (white or brown, doesn't matter), fajita vegetables, and fresh tomato salsa
        Macros: 420 calories, 40g carbs, 38g protein, and 14g fat

- Steak Burrito Bowl: steak, black beans, fajita vegetables and green tomatillo salsa
        Macros: 350 calories, 32g carbs, 39g protein, and 8g fat

- Carnitas Salad: carnitas, romaine lettuce, pinto beans, and tomato salsa
        Macros: 365 calories, 27g carbs, 34g protein, and 14g fat

- Barbacoa Salad: barbacoa, romaine lettuce, corn, and fresh tomato salsa
        Macros: 275 calories, 24g carbs, 29g protein, and 8g fat

- Chicken & Steak Salad: 1/2 portion of chicken, 1/2 portion of steak, black beans, romaine lettuce, and red tomatillo salsa
       Macros: 340 calories, 29g carbs, 40g protein, and 9g fat

Just some basic guidelines that I've learned about balancing things out. I usually always try to get chicken as my protein because it's the leanest. Which means I'll get more protein with less fat to account for in my macros. It's perfectly fine to pick a fattier meat like the carnitas but keep in mind of that extra fat which means it might not be the best idea to add sour cream or guacamole as a topping.

I did a quick calculation and just the carnitas and sour cream alone you're looking at over 20g of fat, which is half of my daily intake at the moment. Of course if you have a higher fat macro then you're more than welcome to have it, I'm just saying be careful because things like that can add up quickly.

Another tip is don't get the salad dressing. I find that if I just add a salsa like the fresh tomato or green chili, it's more than enough for a dressing. I just mix it around and it gives the lettuce plenty of flavor and moisture. That's a quick and easy way for me to save calories and macros.

If you need low-carb like I did, steer clear of the rice or beans. You can probably do one or the other but just not both. I would probably go with the beans since they're also lower in fat than the rice but again it's up to your individual macro needs. I hardly ever get the sour cream or cheese because of the extra fat or the guacamole because it's an extra cost. If I didn't have to pay extra for it, though, I'd totally macro hoard to get that to fit ;)

Lastly, don't be afraid to get creative with your toppings to match your macros! If you really want the carnitas but not all the fat then I'd recommend getting a half portion with a less fattier protein. I've done that with the chicken before and it works out great! You get half the fat but can still have the food that you want, win-win situation as far as I'm concerned. I've tried plenty of different combinations before and never had any problems with ordering it. If you have a specialty order just make sure you're nice about asking :)

So, there you have it! Some macro-friendly ideas to try while eating at Chipotle. If you guys want some ideas for other restaurants, let me know and I'd be happy to do more posts on the subject. I love getting suggestions from you guys!

Reflecting Body Positivity with BodyPosiPanda

by TEPF @ The Emily Program Foundation

By Caroline K. I wasn’t put in the world just to be looked at or to fit a societal standard of beauty. The body positive movement encourages people to accept and respect their bodies, as well as others’ bodies. It is also recognizing that our

5 killer stats to start your week

by Leonie Roderick @ Marketing Week

We arm you with all the stats you need to prepare for the coming week and help you understand the big industry trends.

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Why I’m Not Feeling Dove’s “Love Your Curls” Campaign

Why I’m Not Feeling Dove’s “Love Your Curls” Campaign


Black Girl with Long Hair

When Dove first released their “Love Your Curls” video, it quickly went viral. I watched the video and was excited to see an ad that focused on accepting curls and wearing your natural …

People hate Dove's new ad campaign, despite well-meaning message

People hate Dove's new ad campaign, despite well-meaning message


SFGate

The six limited-edition Dove soap bottles come in shapes meant to emulate the body types of women.

What Does It Look Like To Feel Your Feelings? (And Not Eat Over Them!)

by Jenn Hand @ JennHand.com

When I first started this journey, I often got confused when I heard the phrase “feel your emotions”. I’d read about this concept or stumble across the advice, and my first thought was always, “That sounds great, but HOW are you supposed to do that? What does it involve? Are there instructions I can follow?” (That’s my Type A perfectionist brain wanting a plan 🙂 ). So what DOES it actually look like to feel your feelings? I want to share an example with you about putting the whole “feel (and don’t eat) your emotions” into practice (because none of this stuff

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How Dove Empowered Real Women And Achieved Success in 80+ Countries - Word-of-Mouth and Referral Marketing Blog

How Dove Empowered Real Women And Achieved Success in 80+ Countries - Word-of-Mouth and Referral Marketing Blog


Word-of-Mouth and Referral Marketing Blog

Dove is a personal care brand owned by Unilever originating in the United Kingdom, whose products are sold in more than 80 countries and are offered for both women and men. The company was slow to take off with a lack of global identity and a decentralized product. There wasn’t much of a corporate strategy …

You Are Beautiful, No Matter What Dove Says.

You Are Beautiful, No Matter What Dove Says.


Melissa Joy

I know pretty much everyone has seen it by now.It’s the Dove beauty sketches video.If you haven’t watched it yet, the gist is that an FBI trained forensic artist draws pictures of a bunch of women...

Jumpstart Your Business By Joining These 31 Amazing Facebook Groups

by Si Quan Ong @ Word-of-Mouth and Referral Marketing Blog

Do you know where you can find a whole tribe of people who dress like you, walk like you, talk and act like you? Yes, you probably guessed right. Facebook Groups. (And bonus hi-5 if you caught that Slim Shady reference.) Facebook Groups are a perfect platform for you to meet like-minded people who are […]

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Why You Should Automate Happy Birthday Emails For Your Customers

by Raúl Galera @ Word-of-Mouth and Referral Marketing Blog

The following is a guest post from our friends at Leumas Digital. Email automation is the key to driving revenue and traffic to your store. It’s when an email is sent out on an action. It doesn’t require anyone to press send, as a piece of software will send it at the correct time to […]

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Get Your Tickets To Mothership – The Trans-Inclusive, All-Women Feminist Festival & Retreat

by GirlTalkHQ @ GirlTalkHQ

It has been described as the “feminist alternative to Coachella, by Global Citizen. But the Mothership festival and retreat for women is more than just a music festival, but it […]

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This Is How You’ll Know When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged

This Is How You’ll Know When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged

by Diana Pearl @ PEOPLE.com

Ever since Prince Harry whisked Meghan Markle away to Africa for her birthday in August, two questions have been on everyone’s minds: Is he about to propose? Or has he already done so?

Yes, fans are a tiny bit excited about the possibility of Harry slipping a ring on Markle’s finger, but PEOPLE Royals is here to tell you exactly how you’ll find out — if and when it happens.

How will you know? Well, for starters, the palace will make the announcement. No one else. If Harry and Markle are engaged and keeping it under wraps, the only people who will be privy to such information will be their nearest and dearest — people they’d trust not to leak the information.

If you want a more clear idea of how a potential royal engagement announcement will go, take a look back almost seven years ago, when Prince William and the then-Kate Middleton shared their own engagement news on November 16, 2010.

At the time of their engagement, the couple had been together for eight years, during which countless wedding bell rumors and false claims had circulated. But when the news hit, you knew: The palace made an early morning announcement. Social media, even back in 2010, was in a frenzy. (Imagine what it would be like in 2017!)

Soon after the official announcement was made, William and Kate attended a photo call at St. James’s Palace. Then, they did an on-camera interview with Sky News — the first time the public heard Kate speak. In the interview, William said that he popped  the question while the couple was on vacation in Kenya in October — a month prior to the public announcement.

William and Kate had been seen together in public after the engagement — most notably at the wedding of their friends Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford. Kate didn’t, however, wear her new ring to the occasion. Until the palace had given the official word, there were no signs, no hints from the couple that it was time for an engagement.

RELATED VIDEO: Meghan Markle Shares Sweet Kiss With Prince Harry After His Polo Match with Prince William

It was a whirlwind of a day, and all of it was publicly broadcast — and dictated by the palace’s terms. An engagement between Harry and Markle can be expected to follow a similar pattern.

So, how can you be the first to know? Keep your eye on the royal family’s official Twitter feeds, @KensingtonRoyal, @RoyalFamily and @ClarenceHouse, for one. And of course, head to PEOPLE Royals. Though the palace themselves will be the first ones to give the word, we’ll be ready!

Put your celeb and pop culture knowledge to the test and download PEOPLE and Zynga’s Crosswords with Friends!


VICTORIA'S SECRET LOVE MY BODY CAMPAIGN VS DOVE CAMPAIGN FOR REAL BEAUTY - WE magazine for women

VICTORIA'S SECRET LOVE MY BODY CAMPAIGN VS DOVE CAMPAIGN FOR REAL BEAUTY - WE magazine for women


WE magazine for women

Woman of a Certain Age, by Marcia Barhydt I recently saw a post on Facebook comparing the models of Victoria’s Secret with the models of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. The photos stopped me in my track! If you visit this page, you’ll see what I’m talking about… https://www.facebook.com/WillowWords …

International round-up: Coca-Cola’s new corporate campaign, Uber sues mobile agency

by Marketing Week Reporters @ Marketing Week

Coca-Cola looks to make its corporate brand about more than just Coke Coca-Cola has launched a new corporate branding campaign in the US that aims to portray it as a “total beverage company” and shift the focus away from its most famous product. The spots, which are airing on US TV, feature a wide range […]

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FEMINIST FRIDAY: TIME Highlights Women Who Are Changing The World In “Firsts” Series

by GirlTalkHQ @ GirlTalkHQ

Welcome to another edition of Feminist Friday, our weekly column where we get to share a handful of videos we are loving right now. This week, we decided to focus […]

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"More Than A Number"

by noreply@blogger.com (Samantha) @ Minor Numbers

I'm really excited to share this video with you guys today because it comes from one of my favorite role models that I follow: Brittany Dawn!

She is passionate, motivating, honest, and inspires thousands of girls every day. Her posts are so real as she's been through it all, and she's not afraid to share it. That's what I love because it encourages me and gives me hope not only for myself, but for others who might need to hear it as well. She's an awesome example of finding balance as well as showing girls how to love yourself and be confident in your own skin.

Recently, she switched websites and with it came a video that has such a powerful message. It's called "More Than A Number", and it gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. When I asked Brittany if I could share her video, I told her that it spoke directly to my heart and I 100% mean that.

There was a time when I weighed myself multiple times a day, letting those three little insignificant digits define me. What number came up determined if I'd make myself run extra miles that day, cut back on my food, or worse yet, how much I felt I was worth.

Now, that number means crap. It can't add up to my worth, no number can. Our worth cannot be determined by a scale, a simple calculation of our relationship to gravity. We are all more than a number!

"I am more than the food that I eat,
I am more than the clothes that I wear,
More than what you think I should be or what I could be
I am more than what you place on me
More than the words that you give to my name"

I'm so glad that Brittany made this video because more people need to hear it and truly understand the message. I love how she opens up about her past struggles, and what she went through to become the woman she is today. Her story is so inspiring and it gives me strength to keep going on my own journey. To know that I'm not alone and that others have gone through similar things. 

Some days this video is just exactly what I need to hear and be reminded. I pray that it does the same for you.  
"Because I know who I am
I know what I stand for
And I know what I'm worth
And no one can take that away from me"