There’s this amazing thing that happens on social media (besides cutesy animal videos and hilarious memes): you meet people. You connect with individuals you may never actually see in real life — people who live in far off places and do wonderful work in crowded little corners of the world. These people may annoy you, inspire you, even show you new perspectives that enlighten you. In any case, I believe we’re better off “knowing” many people. Because they teach us about ourselves and our world.
I met Peggy Nolan in the interwebs. We hung out in the same blog circles and began reading one another’s work. Eventually, I joined her group, and she joined mine (do find us on Facebook if you haven’t!). So we became a part of each other’s lives and began waking up and smiling at one another (virtually) and sharing little slices of our days. It’s magical; it makes life more exciting, and that’s what social media means to me.
For all the sucky things it can be (a distraction from our work, an invasion of our privacy, and a means for cyber bullying), social media has made my life better — because I’ve found people like Peggy Nolan, author, podcaster, and purpose-driven woman with a no-bullshit approach that makes me proud to be her friend. Among other things, Peggy teaches yoga, so we both have a passion for the practice.
When she invited me to chat via her podcast, Of course I did a giddy little “raise the roof” dance and kindly accepted. Here’s how our conversation went (it was a blast!). Warning: we rambled a bit and even discussed naked yoga…
More about Peggy Nolan:
Peggy is a writer, podcaster, traveler and powerful “people grower.” She has a Master of Arts degree in Computer Information Management and a Bachelor of Arts in American History. Peggy teaches yoga and is a 3rd level black prajioud in Muay Thai Kickboxing. She’s co-authored 4 bestselling books and recently published her first collection of poems. Peggy lives in Derry, NH and travels whenever and wherever she can.
Read some of her phenomenal work here:
- She Said F*ck It and She Lived Happily Ever After
- After the Affair: 10 Ways to Move Forward With Your Life
- Are You Giving Yourself Permission to Do What You Love?