Welcome to the 11th edition of the Doing it Differently Blog Carnival!
This carnival is dedicated to the concept of stepping outside of the box and living our lives in ways beyond the “norm”!
Whether you want to learn unique ways to think or act differently, or if you want to share your own unique ideas, this carnival is for you!
There will be a new edition of the carnival posted every two weeks, on the 1st and the 15th of every month. You can click here to learn more, or click here to submit a post for the next edition, which will be posted on October 1, 2007.
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This edition of the Doing it Differently Blog Carnival features some truly unique ideas, and some of them are downright shocking. Sex, chemicals, recycling, ballet, success habits, goal attainment, cooking, and yes, even chocolate. Enjoy!
1) This quote from the post Steve Loo is Changing the World at 21st Century Citizen says it all: “The only way we can collectively address the challenges we face together, is for each of us to change as individuals. Our values have to change first, and then our behaviors will follow.” Amen to that.
2) At Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes, using the art form of Ballet as the backdrop, the lesson is given that just because something doesn’t work out as expected, that doesn’t mean that it didn’t work out. Check out the post To Dance or Not to Dance In Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes for the details.
3) Would you believe a review of “sippy cups” is prime fodder for the Doing it Differently blog carnival? If doing it differently means seeing through a potentially HUGE loop hole in consumer safety, then yes, I’ll applaud the post Battle of the BPA Free Sippy Cups over at Nature Moms.
4) At the other end of the spectrum from protecting our babies, check out a post shared with us by Zen Mother called What? Recycle Your Adult Toys? Yep, it’s just what it sounds like, and if that’s not a new idea, then I don’t know what is!
5) Over at I Am My Own Master we learn of a unique breathing technique that the article says can be used to actually control the gender and lifespan of a baby during conception. How cool is that? Check it out in the post Breathe Like Your Baby Depends On It!
6) If you’ve ever battled insomnia, you know how frustrating it can be. Over at Change Therapy, the post 10 Little-Known Ways to say Goodnight to Insomnia has some unique tips for curing the condition, as well as some tried and true methods.
7) Pat B. Doyle brings us the post Visualize Your Success, and although visualization is nothing new, this post goes a bit further in the explanation. The process of attaining the goals that you visualize can include a unique combination of visualizing and taking action, and the ability to get started on both is something that most people already have, even if their goals seem a long way off.
8) Over at Feels Like Magic, the post Embarrassment Is A Choice points out the fact that people tend to be embarrassed because we think we are supposed to be embarrassed. Be sure to check out the list of potentially “embarrassment worthy” things to see if you can think outside of the box enough to realize that most them really aren’t that critical.
9) “What If” you took the time to read the post Goal Centered Behavior over at The Rule of 5, and it taught you a ridiculously simple way to modify a common question in a way that will spell impending success in your life? Go read the post to find out!
10) For you cooking types, be sure to stop by Living Behind The Curve to check out the post 11 Things You Can Do to Make Cooking SRSLY Easy. There are some good out of the box ideas for getting the most out of your cooking efforts.
11) Over at Live the Power, the post The C that Changes Everything demonstrates yet another incredibly simple mind-shift that takes you from the point of feeling obligated to do something, to the point of feeling empowered because you have chosen to do it.
12) Although it is a shame that a post about excelling at work should need to be part of a blog carnival about doing things differently, Ravi Vora brings us the post 8 Easy Ways to Get A Raise and Never Get Fired which lists both obvious as well as not so obvious ways to be a worker worth hanging on to.
13) In a (literally!) short and sweet post, check out Chocolate Sex over at FitBuff to find out the true aphrodisiac for women!
14) The post Using Instant Gratification to Reach Your Goals at Plain Advice is definitely out of the box thinking, but solid reasoning nonetheless. Every goal has some sort of instant gratification value, and usually several different versions of it. Learning to use those values can keep you on track until some of the longer term rewards start coming your way.
15) The end of this edition of the carnival is ironically enough a blog post from INTJ Personal Development called The End Of Relationships. The post demonstrates a truly unique understanding of why some long-term relationships last, and some fall apart. I’ve been in a lot of relationships, and I learned something from
the post, so give it a read and see if you do as well!
That wraps up the 11th edition of the Doing it Differently Blog Carnival! Many thanks to all of our authors, and don’t forget to add this post to your favorite social bookmarking website!
The next edition will be posted on October 1, 2007, and the closing of this edition is also the official call for submissions for the next one! Get the inside scoop on what this carnival is all about and access the submission form as well by clicking right here.