Lynne d Johnson



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07.31.13 12:53 PM

Let the 7-Day Detox Begin

In the past month-and-a-half I've developed some bad habits. I've been drinking soda and sugary drinks, eating donuts, eating a lot of fried foods, and lawd knows what else. Prior to this period though, those items were very minimal...not weekly...or daily. Plus, I haven't been to the gym for weeks nor have I been on any of my nightly power walks. And the alcohol consumption has increased significantly. Let's say from perhaps once per month, to a couple of times per week. YIKES!

Anyway, developing bad habits in a time of crisis or stress may seem to be a normal response. Sure I could chalk it up to being recently laid off, but those are just excuses. If I want to lead an optimal life, I need optimal health. Besides, in a few weeks, I'll be hitting a new year of life and that always seems like a great time to start developing new and healthy habits. So let the 7-day detox begin.

I've been eating far too much food, and drinking far too little water. Water is necessary to produce good digestion and keep the body hydrated. So I'm going mainly liquid, and some raw foods and snacks here and there.

So for day 1, today, I hit up Juice Generation and got the Daily Detox, which contains carrot, cucumber, lemon, apple and ginger with a calorie count of about 145. The 12 oz is 130 and I super sized to the 20 oz. When it's healthy, you can super size. See the contents below.


But since I've been eating so much lately, I know this juice won't be enough. I'll also need water (I already mentioned that it's an essential ingredient for any day). And I also got a Cooler Cleanse Raw Cooler kale avocado salad, with kale, avocado, raisins, sunflower seeds, lemon, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, and sea salt.

Here are my goals with this 7-Day Detox:

1. Cleanse the body
2. Cleanse the mind
3. Increase the energy
4. Reduce fat intake, therefore reduce body fat

How will I stay focused and on path?
1. Start w/breakfast (I missed it this morning, but I have GNC Total Lean
Banana Shake
at home that I normally mix with either water or almond milk.)
2. Use Evernote to outline a daily plan, down to the time for consuming meals
3. Increase exercise to at least 2 - 3 times per week (I've been doing much of nothing the past couple of weeks)
4. Get a good night's rest (this will improve brain functioning and digestion)

What goals are you working on currently? Have you developed a plan for reaching your goals?

I like to set really short-term goals, because life fluctuates so much and I'd hate to commit to a long-term plan when there's sure to be change. Plus, if you do enough short-term plans like this repetitively, over the course of time, you'll effectively change your habits overall. Instead of starting out saying, "From now on I'm going to..." How about, "For seven days I'm going to..."

Small steps.

I'll let you know how it goes for me, if you let me know how it goes for you.

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07.19.13 03:23 PM

Relaunching My Website. This Time, It's True

For years, I've been saying that I'm going to relaunch this blog and relaunch my website and frankly given life and work, it just hasn't happened. But my life is in major flux right now, and I'm trying out a few new things (like Jawbone Up and Google Glass), and freelance writing some, and speaking at more conferences, and with that I want to bring this blog back full force and tell real stories again.



I want to give more than 140 characters to what I think of Jay Z's #MCHG (no hyphen, didn't you get the memo?) I want to talk more about what I thought when I first put on Google Glass than what any first photo I snapped can convey. I want to analyze my sleep patterns and how they impact my overall health by researching them in my Jawbone Up and providing anecdotal context (granted I don't always remember to turn sleep mode on).



While I'm all over the social media Web -- (see me on Twitter, see me on Facebook, see me on Google+, see me on Instagram, see me on Pinterst, see me on Slideshare, see me on yadda, yadda, yaa) -- there's no context or connection to bring the entire story together. And as someone who practices digital and social media strategy, I should know better. There has to be a main story -- one that is packaged and repurposed for other forms of media .. not that's told only through other forms of media with no Vine (lol, yeah I'm on there too). There needs to be a core, a home base, so to speak.

Here's a perfect example. I've been writing different kinds of posts about Warby Parker and my experiences with the company on Twitter and on Facebook, but as it's not one complete story, no one can tell why I love the company so much, and will sing it's praises forever. How about I just tell the entire story here? Wouldn't that make sense? Sure I could storify it, but it would still be missing something...because i didn't start from the core idea and then spread it around. I started spreading it around first. Yikes! Tactics before strategy.

So, hold me to it. Because it's coming. That's right, I said it. In 2014, I will relaunch this thing and it will be easier to find content that might interest you. Some stories will be personal. Some stories will be analytical. And some stories might just be images or video. But I don't want to share simply to pump my ego. I want to share to connect. To help others and help myself. That's how it was in the old days of blogging. When we all connected over our stories. Do you remember the time?

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07.09.13 04:15 PM

Augmented Reality: Connect and Engage Using New Touchstone Technology

Presetned at PRSA Digital Impact Conference June 28, 2013 #PRSADIConf - Augmented Reality lets you overlay digital images and information on smartphone screens or computer monitors. But Augmented Reality is more than catchy 3-D graphics. Successful marketers use it to connect to people’s social networks and provide incentives for their purchases. In this session, you’ll learn how this technology layers mobile commerce, social networking and location-based advertising for consumers and brands.

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