Janet Fouts

Why retreats are important

Janet Fouts

I remember the first retreat I went on. It’s been some years now, but I remember how nervous I was. Thinking I’d stick out like a sore thumb, maybe judged as a newbie. Could I last 3 days? I really had no idea what was going to happen beyond what I’d read in the brochure, and that was pretty slim.

Relationships first – #MindfulSocial with @BryanKramer

Janet Fouts

On the show this week is Bryan Kramer.

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Entrepreneurship and Making the Transition to Wellness #MindfulSocial With @HeidiSloss

Janet Fouts

As many of you know by now, my business has evolved considerably over the last few years, and life and work have grown markedly better. Because I’m focusing on what really matters to me, my family and my clients.

Give a #Caregiver a break – #WhenLifeHitstheFan

Janet Fouts

As a caregiver and an entrepreneur, I know only too well how overloaded we can be.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

The #MindfulSocial podcast with @mckra1g

Janet Fouts

My guest on Mindful Social this week is Molly Cantrell-Kraig. Boy, does this woman have a story! She’s been through the wringer a few times in her life, yet she’s managed to do so much more than survive, she’s thrived.

What’s the best social media marketing tool for scheduling your updates?

Janet Fouts

Guest post via the remarkable Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media marketing tools to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right solution; one that helps you save time and helps you improve your results.

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On celebrating the holidays, wishes and realities of #Caregiving

Janet Fouts

I’ve been thinking a lot about how this holiday season affects everyone in different ways, no matter what our faith. For some, it is a season of generosity and giving. Enjoying the act of giving for others and accepting the warm feeling that it brings can fill a person’s heart with joy.

Power Your Tribe- #MindfulSocial with @Comaford

Janet Fouts

This week on Mindful Social I talk with Christine Comaford about her newest book: Power Your Tribe. The book hits home on a lot of levels, particularly when we’re talking about creating a safe space for growth, energy, and creativity in the workplace. Listen up!

Care for Caregivers- Stories We Tell Ourselves – A Workshop

Janet Fouts

We caregivers can be very, very, hard on ourselves. We tell ourselves the wildest stories and sometimes we believe them without thinking. Stories like: ”I can’t handle this”, I’m not good enough”, ” That person is just trying to make me feel bad”, and the classic “I can never do enough!”.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

You, Me, Empathy, #MindfulSocial with Non Wels

Janet Fouts

This was a very special episode with Non Wels, creator of the You, Me, Empathy podcast. We met on Twitter and struck up some conversations. Non hosted me on his podcast in October to talk about self-care for caregivers and a whole lot of other things.

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Employee Benefits Programs Missing the Mark?

Janet Fouts

In a recent report from the Harvard Business School ( The Caring Company ) less than 25% of employers say that being a caregiver impacts the performance of employees. Wow, that’s simply obtuse when over 80% of employees surveyed said that caregiving had impacted their performance.

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Give yourself the gift of #Mindful #SelfCare

Janet Fouts

This time of the year can be hectic, combining the end of the year with the holiday season, stress just happens doesn’t it? Are you looking forward to January as a time to recharge? Me too. I see the beginning of the year as a time to refresh.

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What do you really know about #caregivers?

Janet Fouts

Did you know there are more than 40 million Americans caring for a family member or friend? Many of them are working a full-time job (or more) while also dedicating 20-40 hours a week* as a caregiver for a family member, friend or neighbor.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Work doesn’t have to suck #Mindful Social with @JasonLauritsen

Janet Fouts

When you ask someone about their experience in the world of work, what kind of stories do you hear? Many of us go to work and come home feeling stressed, less than enough, exhausted. Friday is looked forward to. Monday? Not so much.

Self-care is not selfish. Tell a friend!

Janet Fouts

What do you think the term “caregiver” means? I’m learning that it means something different to everyone. When all is said and done, almost every one of us will be a caregiver of some kind in our lifetime.

Life is going to hit the fan. So what can you do?

Janet Fouts

Every single person in the world either has experienced or will experience terrible loss and hurdles to overcome at some point in their lifetime. These things can be terrifying, even emotionally or psychologically disabling.

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Why are more companies seeking group leadership coaching? Because it works!

Janet Fouts

As more and more executives are seeing the value of leadership coaching for themselves, they’re looking to provide coaching for their teams as well. In part to save money, but also to create an internal environment where the team learns together and collaboration happens more fluently.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Gimme a break! – #Compassion in the workplace

Janet Fouts

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash. Workplaces stress is quite literally a killer of productivity as well as health. Bringing compassion into the mix can lift spirits and bring a sense of oneness that may not have existed before.

Forgive for Good- #MindfulSocial with Dr. Fred Luskin

Janet Fouts

Luskin is the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University, and a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Greater Good Science Center.

Bruce McIntyre on a mindful approach to #caregiving and #parkinsons. #mindfulsocial

Janet Fouts

This chat with Bruce McIntyre covers a lot of topics, from his personal journey as a caregiver to serving as the Executive Director of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma.

7 Practices of a Mindful Leader #MindfulSocial with @marclesser

Janet Fouts

I first met Marc Lesser a few years ago, when he was CEO and lead trainer at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. The wisdom he imparted those classes, and through his work is still popping into my mind as I go on my own path and I am honored to have been so lucky.

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

The Role of Kindness in Social Media

Janet Fouts

We may not always agree, but if we respond with negativity we're driving the conversation down a rabbit hole it may not recover from. mindful social kindness mindfulsocial Social Media

What is Responsibility Fatigue?

Janet Fouts

In today’s busy world we can get caught up in the frenzy to do, do, do! Our responsibilities to family, friends, work, and community can be overwhelming. It seems there is no time for self-care, for personal growth.

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My New Year Gift to You- 30 Days of Mindfulness

Janet Fouts

The mindfulness training I’ve engaged in over the last few years has significantly changed my life. I’m less reactive in difficult situations, adapt to change more quickly, actually get more done because I’m more able to focus, and my friends tell me I seem both happier and calmer.

Social Media Listening – It’s About Emotions

Janet Fouts

Let’s face it, most of us make purchase decisions emotionally, rather than logically. But much of the research we do when marketing products and services is focused on big data, filtered and sifted, often to get the results we are looking for rather than to divine what the customer wants.

Get Your Account Verified on Twitter

Janet Fouts

Getting a verified Twitter account is easier than it seems. Follow this guide to getting your own account verified. Social Media Networks Social Media Tips and Tricks Twitter strategy Twitter

Compassion in the Workplace- Immanual Joseph on #MindfulSocial

Janet Fouts

This week I’m talking with Immanual Joseph, PhD , about compassion. In the workplace, at home, for others and for ourselves. On the podcast Immanual said: “Compassion is fierce.

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Are You Trapped In Overwhelm Mode?

Janet Fouts

You may not have heard of it, but there’s this thing called “ Responsibility Fatigue ”. It happens to a lot of us when we simply can’t say no. The more we don’t say no, the more people rely on us. At home, at work, out in the world. Sometimes it literally feels like there’s a sign on our forehead that says “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it”! And so we get overloaded, exhausted, often more than a little frustrated or angry.

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Are your social media accounts ready for 2017?

Janet Fouts

Bring your social sites up to date with a quick review to be sure of a Happy New Year! social business Social Media in Action Social Media

6 apps that will make you a better blogger right now

Janet Fouts

Want to up your game as a blogger? These apps will make that sooo much easier! Social Media Tips and Tricks Social Media Tools blogging

Marketers are freaking out about Facebook

Janet Fouts

By now you’ve probably heard the recent announcement from Mark Zuckerberg about engagement on Facebook.

Living With Resilience – a Webinar

Janet Fouts

Stress is part of our modern lives, every single day. Some days just getting out of bed can be a real challenge. Living our lives with resilience can seem pretty far away.

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Buh bye Facebook “Explore Feed”

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Gaming Mindfulness

Janet Fouts

In case you’re not familiar with the term, gamification is the process of using gaming elements like scoring, competition, play, and rewards to encourage action. It works particularly well with problem-solving where badges or scores indicate competency.

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What do you do when life hits the fan?

Janet Fouts

The older we are, the more we are likely to become a caregiver for family and friends or need care for ourselves. In fact, a survey of family caregivers from Caregiver Action and AARP tells us that 29% of the U.S.

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