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Elsie Escobar
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Thank you Google! Wow, it's totally rad. 
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If I could, I'd be all over this giveaway! I've been wanting to add a new microphone to my mix :) 

#podcasting   #podcaster   #giveaway  
 
Win a little something something for your #podcast production next year!

We've got a fun little giveaway and it involves #selfies. You're doing it anyway, so why not win some podcasting gear along the way?

Here are the deets!

http://buff.ly/JGFa4G #giveaway
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Hi guys!

I would love your help with something 

I keep finding that most folks that I work with, have a big problem loving their voice. 

I get them all prepped up to do their podcasts (audio products or campaigns), give them all the tools and set up that they need, help them iron out their message, make it crystal clear, develop the most organic way for them to go about it and then....

"I hate the sound of my own voice"

Project halts. 

< insert cute deflating sound >

Self doubt sets in.

I'm done with it...I'm creating a simple resource for EVERYONE that needs it for getting over the whole hate your own voice business. 

I would love to highlight audio creators that have had this be an issue and how you got over it. 

I'm going to start this as a series of blog posts on my website, and eventually create a free multimedia resource for people to snag if they want. 

Everyone will of course get link back to their stuff (duh!)

If you have any experience hating the sound of your own voice and developing ways that you got over it, I REALLY want to hear from you!

If you are up for it, you can email me audio-feedback to elsie@yogeek.me or leave me a message at http://speakpipe.com/elsie or you can email me some text :) 

OR, you can just leave a comment here, with your permission to use your experience. 

I know so many amazing people that are creative, powerful and incredibly intelligent that are letting the voice thing get in the way...That ego can really get in the way of greatness!

Super appreciate your support!

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Try having a conversation with your clients that might sound something like this:

You say that you don't like the sound of your voice, but let me ask you this: How often do you talk on the telephone? Do you call your friends, or loved ones frequently? Do you ever call a company to complain about service, ask for a refund or give them feedback about their product or service? Of course the answer will be YES.
Then just "pretend" that you are talking on the phone to one of your friends. Or even on a conference call at work or something similar. 

This might make your clients feel more relaxed because I'm guessing that the real problem for many of them is that they are afraid of the microphone. The word microphone just sounds so much like the word "microscope" and they might feel that all of the flaws in their voice will be enhanced. 

Hope that helps in some way!
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#aimtruechallenge   Day 2

The comfort of cuddling. 

The power of hugs and kisses. 

cuddlekisshugasana :D

I am 100% convinced that waking up with my girls and cuddling for a minimum of 5 minutes, up to 30 minutes every morning has kept me centered and steady even when the world around me felt like it was going to cave in. 

No matter what was happening in our grown-up lives, be it work related, financial or any other kind of emotional pressure, waking up in the midst of physical love has been deeply balancing. 

I know this has been huge for settling my girls as well as creating a direct intimate connection to both Mama and Daddy. 

What I didn't fully realize is that this level of enjoyment and simple love would have a profound effect on my physical and emotional well being, starting with the massive release of endorphins and love hormones from this simple practice. 

And I tell you #enjoymentrules   

I'm not talking about self absorbed, I just wanna feel good kinda enjoyment (emphasis on ONLY mememememe), but the type that is available the moment you recognize the yumminess of life in your inhale and in your exhale. It's is YOU and it IS about you, but deeply connected to something much bigger then you.

This enjoyment, the moment you step into it, and honor yourself, not only affirms and brightens you from the inside out but all those you touch in the world. 

We decided to have a family bed. 

We set up our lives to not wake with an alarm, nor have anywhere to be early in the morning. 

There is something to be said for welcoming the day without the absolute need to be somewhere.

Yes, I work from home. I work at an office at times. I work 7 days a week sporadically through the day, and often times at night. I do have commitments, meetings, deadlines and everything that come with running your own business(es), motherhood and whatever other roles I am needed to take. 

My daily practice always begins the same. 

cuddlekisshugasana.

Bam.

FYI this image was taken this morning as soon as my toddler woke up. She reached out, grabbed my face and just smiled. My belly tickled with love....In fact she did it for so long that it gave me enough time to snag my iPhone and capture a quick shot 

#yogateacher   #yogaeveryday   #yoga   #yogaislife   #thespacein   #selfcare  
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#aimtruechallenge   Day 1: Empower

Standing present in the mundane of the everyday, with my two feet firmly planted, 100% with me, in the midst of the messiness: unwashed dishes, un-made beds, failed poops in the potty, spills and exhaustion and yet cultivating space, openness and love. 

That is #empowerment, a deeper practice than any #asana practice ever gave me. I am courageously stepping into #thespacein so that I may offer the best of myself to those I love and love me. At times my attempt is simply that, an attempt, nothing shifts, nothing changes, but I come back again and again with #moxie. I choose it. #empowerment

#mamawisdom   #consciousparenting   #me    #yoga  

If you don't know what the #aimtruechallenge  is you can check out this post on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/dh0XVnPpDU/
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I'm looking for a Google+/Google expert.

I was a very early adopter of G+ and because of that the email address attached to my profile is not the one that I want to grow and build on - it's one of the main reasons I don't do much in G+.

I want to switch to another email address as my main Google account without loosing my circles/posts/etc.

Has anyone successfully transitioned from a gmail address to a google apps account as their main account?

I'm not looking for how to use G+. I'm specifically looking for help with my main profile now which is connected to my YouTube channel, photos and all that jazz to be connected to my google apps email address NOT my current personal email account. 

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, people, communities, blogs, tutorials, etc!
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Elsie -- check out +Ronnie Bincer  he's my google go-to guy!
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I'm looking for a Google+/Google expert.

I was a very early adopter of G+ and because of that the email address attached to my profile is not the one that I want to grow and build on - it's one of the main reasons I don't do much in G+.

I want to switch to another email address as my main Google account without loosing my circles/posts/etc.

Has anyone successfully transitioned from a gmail address to a google apps account as their main account?

I'm not looking for how to use G+. I'm specifically looking for help with my main profile now which is connected to my YouTube channel, photos and all that jazz to be connected to my google apps email address NOT my current personal email account. 

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! 
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+MaAnna Stephenson had a similar issue and for awhile there she was helping people to sort things out. She mentioned in one of her recent podcasts episodes that she doesn't provide the service anymore. Maybe she can shed some light on this topic.
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Elsie Escobar

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Hello everyone!

I've been part of this group for quite a while now and although I'm often inspired by y'all, my life at this moment doesn't allow me too much time for proper engagement in virtual or face to face communities for that matter!

I don't even remember if I introduced myself ever, so here goes! 

My name is Elsie Escobar. I've been podcasting since July 2006, and have been a gung-ho podcast junkie since December 2005 when I got my iPod 5.

I have been producing my yoga podcast, Elsie's Yoga Class for 7 years and thanks to the fact that I started way before it was cool iTunes has been super awesome to me, so my audience is pretty large even though for the past 3 years I'm lucky if I produce 4 podcast episodes a YEAR! gulp

http://elsiesyogakula.com
http://elsiesyogakula.com/itunes

I've been pulsing with the podcasting community since back in the day of the Podcast Expo in Ontario back in 2006!

I am a SAHM of two lovely little girls. One of them just turned 2 and the other will be 5 in exactly less than a week! wow.

I also run two business. I am a Yoga Lifestyle Specialist. I work with CEOs and help them chill out as well as specialize in taking yoga practitioners and teachers into deepening their practice by taking yoga off the mat into their every day lives.

I'm also a Digital Media Strategist with an emphasis on podcasting that supports health/wellness/heart-centered entrepreneurs market, promote and refine their voice in a fully integrated and unique approach. 

And last but not least I am Libsyn's social media community manager. I've been with Libsyn since late 2007 (minus a year or so when I was 100% Mama-centric), working in every level of podcaster outreach, having finally settled community building for the past couple of years. 

I'm now actively hosting and producing The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast a podcast that takes it beyond how to podcast into keeping you podcasting :) We're on episode 6! Yeay! I'm working super hard to make this a community driven podcast, with tons of feedback from our listeners, promos for podcasters and cool listener produced segments that uplift the community as a whole. 

http://libsyn.com/itunes

Anywhoooooo....

HELLO! So nice to properly meet you!

And if you ever need any promotion or marketing advice OR you've got some crazy aches and pain and don't know how to chill out, don't hesitate to reach out! 

I'm going to do my best to not be such a lurker...but it's hard when you are typing with one hand while little girls are pulling at cha ;)

xo
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#aimetruechallenge   Day 2 Challenge

What can be more challenging than your ego...

I can't remember the last time I even attempted to get into Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, which was challenging but O.M.G.BLISSFUL pose . My body is in no way as muscularly strong as it was before becoming a Mom. 

My asana practice has dwindled to the luxury of Surya Namaskars here and there, with the occasional 45 minute practice...OMG! Is that a luxury!

I work on steadiness.

I work on drawing to the midline.

I work on giving myself permission to be where I am in my practice.

I work on endurance and staying FOCUSED...and should I say it....practicing without technology. 

I adore technology. It's my passion. It's my connection.

And yet when I finally get a chance to practice, it needs to stay away. I have a hard enough time focusing inward as it is! Can we say challenge???

With the rise of Instagram and capturing the beauty of the body (and the insane amount of yogis sharing pics!), I find myself wanting to join and share more, but know that my body requires time and a lot more conditioning.  

I release into the depth of the simple of making sure that the foundational poses are fully engaged and aware, particularly focusing on FOUNDATION FOUNDATION FOUNDATION. 

My practice isn't about advanced asana as much as my ego at times wants it to be. 

My practice is simply to *get on the mat* and honor my body *as it is now* so that I can stay healthy and strong for myself and my family. 

Easier said that done! Dude. #challenge

#backbend   #yogateacher   #yoga   #yogaphilosophy   #yogaislife   
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Yogini Podcaster, New Media Strategist and Mac Girl. Bringing out the geek in the yogi and the yogi in the geek with accessible tech & new media spiced with yoga.
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So much, so much...doing all I can to always align to the Highest!

I teach Anusara Inspired Yoga with a some Geeky spice. I produce specialized online yoga programs for various individuals and groups incorporating, PDFs, pictures, audio meditations, audio classes and short video classes and tutorials. 

Currently have over 90 free downloadable yoga classes via my podcast Elsie's Yoga Class: Live and Unplugged podcast whose episodes have been downloaded over 2 million times all over the world. 

I am a New Media producer/creator/developer with some Yogic spice. I help individuals or companies create online content, mainly audio or video with a huge emphasis on podcasting as a delivery mechanism, as a way to promote their business and enhance their brand. 

I advice clients about hardware, software to create the optimal workflow for specific budgets and production quality and help develop an optimal workflow for production and sustainability. 

I am YoGeek: Bringing the Geek to the Yogi and the Yogi to the Geek!

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I am a proud Mama to lovely sweet princesses. They are the delight of my life as well as my handsome beloved ♥
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  • National Theater Conservatory
  • Loyola Marymount University
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