[STORIFY] Collected tweets from #GWLMar16

I’ve taken out the spam, otherwise it’s simply a reverse chronological order of tweets from yesterday’s Gathering of Women Leaders: [View the story “#GWLMar16” on Storify] drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

#EmptyShelf 2016 #18: @BreneBrown: Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead (Penguin, 2012)

One of my observations from time spent with BigBible was that humour and vulnerability are the core posts that are read/shared, whilst I always know that the sermons and teaching that I hear that come from a place of vulnerability are the ones that I connect with as I hear others sharing from a place of struggle. Over the past couple of years I’ve heard the name Brené Brown (including I think via Greenbelt), so this year Continue Reading →

[Survey] Putting Your Faith in Social Media with @FaithSocialMedia

It’s been good to chat to David Giles about some of the directions that his research is taking, and here’s an opportunity to participate. His about page says: Putting Your Faith in Social Media is a research project by David Giles, a postgraduate Media Communications student at the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey, UK – supervised by Dr Yuwei Lin, an experienced practitioner and researcher in social media methods. David is also the Web Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #11: Out of Sorts (@sarahbessey)

This book is described by Sarah Bessey as being “for all who feel or have felt at some time ‘out of sorts’ – disorientated, bewildered and feeling that everything you once knew for sure has to be worked out all over again”. As someone who has recently moved cities, jobs, and hasn’t yet settled into a new church – this review copy arrived at a great moment. I finished reading it yesterday (Sunday) morning whilst Continue Reading →

“Pause Before Eating” with @beyondchoc #Ditchdieting

Featured image from Buttercream Dreams (Stockport based) Christmas and then New Year is coming up … for many a time of ‘terror’ for Christmas parties, and then “the resolutions” (not something I’ve ever been a fan of – start where you are, don’t wait for a random date in the calendar). I’ve only ever got involved in formal dieting once… and that was Slimming World in 2006 … originally, I lost 3 stone (though I Continue Reading →

Thinking about Thinking Digital #TDCMCR

For the last few years I’ve managed to attend Thinking Digital in Newcastle … and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a duff session at one, and definitely some mind-triggering sessions! So, when I heard it was coming to Manchester, which I’ve just moved to, that was good, and when my work offered me a ticket, even better! (Cover photo Thomas Jackson Photography) Monday Afternoon A tradition of Thinking Digital is that there are workshops Continue Reading →

Understanding Cultural Intelligence with @Futurelearn

I’ve signed up for another MOOC – a four-week online course on ‘cultural intelligence’. See what commonpurpose.org has to say about it: The world is shrinking and leaders from different cultures are finding that they need to work together. The cultures are formed of geography, faith, gender, generation, organisation and sector. And in a global world, where problems cross borders between cultures, we need leaders who can cross those boundaries and cross cultures too; people Continue Reading →

Visiting #AiWeiWei (@aiww) at the Royal Academy

Yesterday evening, after a few worries that the train wasn’t going to make it in time, I visited the Ai WeiWei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. I was coming to London for another event, and my cousin asked if I wanted to go .. and being a bit of a Danny Wallace mood (‘Yes Man‘), I said yes. I like to try things with no expectations, but I have to admit feeling a Continue Reading →