healthylife

Women in IT - I need your help!!

As many of you know, I run several coaching and fitness programs with my business Healthy Body, Happy Life. I have some really great ideas for things I'd like to do, but just because *I* think they’re great doesn’t mean everyone will. Before I start down the path of building these new programs, I'd like to make sure that what I want to do is actually wanted/needed by my IT Sisters!

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To make sure I'm on the right track, I am asking for your help: I'm conducting market research to find out more about the challenges and obstacles that women in Information Technology face in their career! As a thank you, everyone I interview will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

If you are, or you know a woman who is an analyst, coder, project manager, or otherwise in IT, I would like to talk to you.  I'm interested in hearing from women in all types of IT, so if you think this description fits you, please let me know by registering for a 30 minute interview! Feel free to forward this post to any women that you know who also fit this description.

In addition to being entered in the drawing, at the end of my market research, you'll receive a free report with information about websites, groups, events, and more, that other women in IT are utilizing and participating in.  You’ll also be the first to know when the programs I’m developing are available!

Thank you for your support!
 

Find Space

"Space, like time, engenders forgetfulness; but it does so by setting us bodily free from our surroundings and giving us back our primitive, unattached state."  --Thomas Mann, German novelist

I talk a lot about finding space in my yoga classes. Stretch to find space in your chest. Lengthen through your head and neck to find space in your back and spine. Finding space is one of the basic goals in our physical practice. Find space and things tend to migrate back to where they are supposed to be.

I've recently been working on finding space in my "emotional" practice. It's harder to do this without the physical cues, so I try to think about what is changing as I find space in my mind. Am I more focused today? Am I able to let worry go? Am I fixated on something in particular?  These are some of the questions I ask myself, and it seems to work really well. I don't always find the space I'm looking for, but at least I'm thinking about it and working on it. Maybe that's all that is necessary?

I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts on how you find space. Please leave a note on the pinned post on my FB page, and let us know how you find physical, emotional, or intellectual space.