Beach Walk 687 – Looks Terrible But…

We saw my friend Paul on the beach today – he was smartly walking instead of swimming due to the bloom of Portuguese Man-o-war (tiny jellyfish) in the bay (there’s a picture of one inside this episode). Me? I swim regardless, and curiously enough was planning to talk about how “bad” my arm looks from a sting a few days before. I wanted to show it to you so you could employ mind over matter to unplug the automatic responses we have to wounds and ugliness. Talking about change is one thing, but actually having opportunities to make change in our neurons is another. Not to worry; it will be all gone in a few days. Let that weigh in as you look at my spotted arm.

Hawaiian Word:
ʻōiwi: appearance, physique

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Beach Walk 679R – EFT Works for Me

Please enjoy this summer replay! This was a continuation of a Beach Walk 389 from Santa Cruz with a demonstration of the calming and clearing technique, EFT.

Emotional Freedom Technique: EFT.
You can also read another review here.

That’s a California sea otter featured at the end of today’s show.

Hawaiian Word:
Nui important

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Beach Walk 674 – How to Embed Video in a Web Site

You know, some things Shane and I just take for granted. Then we realize the ignorance of our ways. Such is the case on “embedding a video” on your web page. We thought “everyone” knew how to do that but we were wrong. People have been emailing me asking how to do it, since I have mentioned it a few times. So let’s have a little lesson at the beach today. Please let me know of this makes things clearer for you! And if not, ask your questions and we will do a part 2 as desired.

NOTE: Looks like I forgot to “publish” this last week. Here it has been sitting in the cue hidden from you. So sorry! Rox

Hawaiian word:
Mahele: share

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Beach Walk 654 – I Don’t Believe in Karma

A new social web application I’ve been playing with called Plurk has a feature called karma points. You earn points by inviting people to join, posting messages, etc. In other words, you earn good karma by promoting their service. I find it irritating, and was discussing this with David Beaudoin, and such was the inspiration for this episode. I find karma to be a concept that mis-places blame where none is due, induces guilt when consciousness is more useful, and confuses genuine feedback aka cause and effect from any given situation with shoulds and should nots. What do you think about karma?

Otherwise, Plurk has some nice features, including a graphical timeline and threaded conversations.

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Hawaiian word:
Kumu: cause
Hopena: effect

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Beach Walk 645 – Underwater Myths

I think I may be on one end of this spectrum, but I sometimes experience a little let down when I stick my head in goggles under the water. What we see published in magazines and in underwater films is amazing scenery. In reality, it usually does not look that perfect-pretty. Water absorbs a lot of light, so unless you are diving with a light or at high noon in clear, shallow water, you will not see the same colors with your eyes that a camera with light can. So today we are going underwater on an average day, with no special effects, to give you the expected view, if not the perfected view. I still love it anyway, and I hope it helps set your expectations to a more reasonable comfort zone too.

Hawaiian word:
Kohu ʻoiaʻiʻo: realistic

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