Welcome to the 4th 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 June 15, 2007.
In this edition, we cover everything from unique financial ideas, to alternative food and medicines, to parenting, to how to have fun in a doctor's office, and more! Enjoy!
1) In his discussion of a subject that I'm sure many people will see value in, Jimmy Atkinson of Ask the Advisor brings us How to Avoid Being Audited When You're Self Employed.
2) With some great financial advice that includes some ways you might not know about to save money on your fuel expenses, be sure to check out The Frugalist for the post How to Save $500 a Year on Gas – 27 Tips and Tricks.
3) One of the communication protocols that is not as well known as others is VoIP, which stands for Voice over Internet Protocol – in other words, talking on the phone over the Internet. If you are interested in this not-so-common way of communicating, check out How To: Be Your Own VoIP Provider at the VoIP Now site.
5) To herb or not to herb? Mary Ann Copson has an informative post over at Houses of Healing that discusses this alternative medicine source in the post Take 3 Droppers of Echinacea – and Don’t Call Me In The Morning.
6) A healthy dose of greens called Milkweed? Apparently it is worth putting on your plate according to Stephanie over at Stop the Ride! Check out her post Common Milkweed – Food for Monarchs and for Me! for more info.
7) With a unique (and very believable) way of using the Law of Attraction, Vera Nadine brings us a point A to point B to point C look at how to manifest the things that we want in our life with her post Goal Mapping for Focusing Intent.
8) With a refreshing look at breaking out of the "fashion mold," Anne Maybus at Diva Days says fashion is all about you. Read the post Elements of You for the inside scoop on what makes you look your best.
9) If you are wondering who has the actual answers about "truth," Brandon Peele over at Generative Transformation brings us his review of a book that breaks out of many of the commonly held beliefs. For an in-depth look, check out The Albigen Papers Book Review.
10) At Be the Change – Tread the Path, Damian brings us not just a unique look into a period of his life when he made a difference, but his post Sharing the lessons – Mortality, Compassion and Giving Unconditionally is also part of his Sharing the Lessons project where he encourages others to do the same.
11) Are you addicted to the "latest" medicines in order to help you get by in life? If so, or if you know someone who is, be sure to check out the post Yoga and Stress Management over at Brain Fitness. Turns out there may be a much better way to deal with some common ailments!
12) JoLynn Braley of The Fit Shack, brings us the post “Eat That Frog” in Your Weight Loss Program as a way to describe a simple habit that can help you to overcome a common obstacle in your weight loss and physical fitness efforts.
14) Can meditation and self empowerment practices help you deal with day to day emergencies? According to Anmol Mehta, they can even help you to become a man! Check out his entertaining story Today I Finally Passed the Test and Have Officially Become a Man and be sure to make note of the 4 steps to success in the last paragraph.
15) Can you imagine an extended period of time living without your television?!? John Wesley at Pick the Brain "does it differently" by experiencing first hand The Amazing Effects of a Weekend Without Television.
16) In a great way of using analogy to explain how to approach life differently than a lot of people do, Edith Young of Dream Think Act brings us the eye(or mouth)-opening post Buffet of Life – Strategy of Focusing.
17) Sharing some advice on communicating with our kids in a way that is different than most – a.k.a. listening rather than questioning – Rory Sullivan at Hamelife brings us the post Parents – If You Want Your Children To Open Up, Quit With The Questions!
18) We will close this edition of the car
nival with an excellent lesson from Heather Flanagan of People Geek TV. Check out her video Doctor Strange Me and think of how much more fun your life would be if doctor's visits went like this! Thanks, Heather!
That's it for the 4th edition of the Doing it Differently Blog Carnival!
Thanks as always to each of our contributing authors, as well as our interested readers!
The next edition will be posted on June 15th, 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.