a new chapter…

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"Uptown" Waterloo & the building where I'm working!

Those of you who have been following it’s all yoga, baby for the past little while know that I have been unemployed since the closure of ascent magazine last spring (and that basically, I just created this blog to keep myself entertained). Well, those long lazy days of unemployment are over: I’ve found a new job!

I’m excited to announce that I will be working for the excellent and amazing Tamarack Institute, as the “social media web editor” (that’s not quite my official title ~ I haven’t yet come up with one, but that’s essentially what I will be doing) for their Seeking Community campaign.

So what this means is that I’ll be able to put to good use all the blogging, conversation building and social media skills that I’ve picked up over the past few months. I’ve really learned about the power of online connectivity, and the potential that internet communities have to foster real live community in our everyday lives. I love print media, and I always will, but I am definitely much more excited about the possibilities of online media ~ it’s so much more dynamic, engaging and immediate. And I’m especially excited to be able to apply these skills in a larger context, and possibly even affect some kind of actual social change!

And this also means that I’m spending the week in glamourous Waterloo, Ontario so I can experience life at Tamarack headquarters (at the end of the week, I’ll return to my cozy home in Montréal, and work from the comfort of my living room with my cats). I’ve been spending my evenings getting to know the local yoga scene ~ I took a wonderful class tonight with the lovely and inspiring Leena Miller. And I’ll be checking out  more teachers and studios over the coming days.

While I’m all talking about social media/online connecting, I’d like to encourage y’all to become a fan of it’s all yoga, baby on Facebook! I tried to add a little box thingy on the left column, but apparently the Facebook fanpage boxes don’t really like WordPress. Anyway, please do show your love for this wee blog, and tell all your Facebook friends about it!

Huge thanks to everyone out there who has commented on or linked to it’s all yoga, baby ~ you’ve inspired me, pushed me, challenged me, and helped me understand the power of this worldwide web that we are all part of!

  1. congrats, honey! sounds cool!

  2. Congrats on your new job! : )

  3. Congratulations, Roseanne.

    Tamarack looks fascinating. I have a deep interest in the subject of overcoming poverty and related social and economic issues. In fact, before I got heavily into Yoga, I spend a lot of time reading about it, although more from a worldwide and intellectual perspective rather than local and active.

    I thought that might be my primary interest for awhile, but then I started to spend more and more time on Yoga, and solving world poverty went on my personal back burner, so to speak

    Organizations like Tamarack are where the wheel meets the road and real stuff gets done. I’ll look forward to hearing about your work there.

    Please be sure to let me know if I can help you in any way.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  4. congratulations!!! WOOT 🙂 Enjoy Ontario!

  5. Excellent! Way to go!

  6. Thanks everyone! Yaaaay!!

  7. Congrats on the new job… I feel an odd connection with you since I grew up in Montreal then lived in Waterloo for 8 years before I moved to the states with my American hubby. Enjoy Waterloo I really miss it and it’s active Yoga scene. If you can make out to Guelph (about 30 min. drive) theres a great studio called “Living yoga and health”. Also check the cute town of St-jacobs …just follow King st. north : )

  8. Congrats on the new job. May it challenge you & provide an outlet for your many talents. Just keep blogging as we all enjoy your articles.

  9. Yahooooo!!!!

    Congratulations buddy! I’ve spent the last week working with my coworkers to develop that exact same service for our clients. It’s a role that I might be taking in the future – how much sweeter to know that it’s yet another interesting topic we could share about.

    Stay golden!

  10. Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations and good luck with the exciting changes in your life!

  12. Roseanne,

    Tons of good wishes on the new job and all the exciting opportunities!

  13. That looks like a really fun company to work for! I just love the community in internet and what fun to have a job that you get paid to do just that!

  14. Can you still provoke the yoga stars from there…:) My best!

  15. Congrats! It sounds like a wonderful new opportunity to use the web, effect change, and start an exciting new adventure! So excited for you!

    Teresa

  16. Thanks for the kind little review and the link to my site! Contact me if you’re back in town, I’d love to have tea or lunch again.
    Be well, Your second friend in waterloo