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Conversation with Gwen Bell

By January 30, 2011 3 Comments

So delighted to bring you a conversation with Gwen Bell. We talk about using technology mindfully, meditation, blogging, and much more.
Gwen was named one of Forbes’ 14 Power Women and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Tech. She’s a social web strategist, helping clients align with their core business offering and express it well, online and off. She’s a daily meditator and yoga practitioner, and owns a yoga studio in Yokohama, Japan. This year she launched and ran Reverb10, a web project I was proud to be a part of, that engaged thousands of people in reflection through 30 days of writing prompts.
Click below to listen. This conversation is about 25 minutes long.

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Links to the things we spoke about during the interview:
750 Words
What Technology Wants
Morning Pages (The Artist’s Way)
Gwen’s post on her Digital Sabbatical

Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Lisa says:

    I have been following Gwen Bell for a year. Reading her blog and reflecting on her insights. I enjoyed hearing you both share the pieces that I’ve been struggling with. I’m in my early 50’s and a year and a half into unemployment. Was on top of my game as a school principal, hoping to press forward. Then was laid off after 14 yrs when a new district I joined closed 4 schools. My journey has put me through times of loneliness and sadness…feeling like I needed to FB all the time. But now it’s given rise to taking time to explore my inner passion. Still searching for just what that is…Your interview today reminded me that I must keep seeking and stay the course…even though it feels hard sometimes. Thanks.

  • Sedley says:

    Enjoyed this, Tara and Gwen. Have recently discovered both of you, and your work.

    One thought for you, building on the idea of losing control over your virtual identity… it reminds me of what it must feel like to let your art go into the world. The artist must trust that the work speaks for itself, has a life of its own, that it is good. (Or good enough.) Perhaps the digital identity is more fearful, because the frequency of letting go increases.

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