At this point, I don’t think anyone is oblivious to the damage the recent storms have caused our northern neighbors in Oklahoma.
“The storm carved a trail through the area as much as two miles wide and 22 miles long,” officials said. “The storm killed dozens, but amid the confusion of search and rescue efforts, a precise death toll was hard to come by. Hundreds of people were injured,” CNN reports. Read the rest of the article here.
Many MultiViewers are from, went to school in, or have family in Oklahoma. Now, more than ever, is a time to come together and give back.
Miranda Wright, Tulsa native and Oklahoma State University alumna, reflects on the storms’ effects:
“Seeing the coverage on the news and the aftermath of the devastating storm really took a toll on my heart. I know my hometown has come together as a community for support and to help serve in any way they can. Prayers go out to all the families and loved ones who have been affected by the storm.”
If you are trying to find your loved ones in Oklahoma, The Red Cross of Oklahoma has the Safe and Well website. Here, family and friends can find peace of mind after a disaster. The Red Cross also accepts monetary donations in three different ways. You can go to their website, RedCross.org, text “red cross” to 90999 on your cell phone to give $10, or you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate.
There are tons of other ways to help out—volunteering, giving supplies & support, or even sending good vibes their way. What will you do to give back?
As promised from my trip to the association motherland, below is the first of our video series featuring our Washington, D.C.-based association partners. In this video, you will see John Thompson, Deputy Executive Director of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) , discuss the NSA’s nine-year partnership with MultiView. Enjoy!
I feel this write-up needs a little bit of an intro as it is completely different from what I normally post. I like it though, because it really expresses my thoughts and feelings on living anything but a stagnant lifestyle. With that being said, this post is in no way, shape or form encouraging people to go out and drive 130 mph…it’s more of a metaphorical reference. No matter what part of your life you feel may be immobile, remember to sieze every single day like there’s no tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it!
There’s a point between 100 miles per hour and 130 where your mind slips into elation.
Now, at 120 MPH, the mind should probably be focused on each turn, each degree angle and each tiny rock that could turn this joyride into a date with disaster.
But there’s a point where the speed isn’t the only thing on your mind. A point where, if you slipped, the wheel bent, or you hit a patch of black ice, it’d be fine.
And it’s not because you have a death wish; quite the opposite actually. It’s similar to the feelings you get when you hold a love one too tight, where you hold them a little too long to get all of the love and peace that person has to offer in decaying seconds.
For we all know getting lost in that feeling is excruciatingly delightful, but the excruciating part is that the moment is always fleeting.
But that is the prolonged feeling of living on the edge.
When you are moving so fast that you have lost the world and are satisfied with the outcomes, you can do one of two things: Hit the brakes or don’t.
Now, here are the eventual outcomes. If you slow down and touch the brakes, you will miss the totality of that feeling and come back to it just to slightly experience it every once in a while.
You will hold it for those few beautiful moments of clarity and then it will slip away.
If you push on, you might lose it, you might slide into a whole new level of fear, over-correct and destroy the beauty of what was real, or you might pull through to the eventual finish line (wherever that may be).
But one thing is for certain, you can’t stay at the same speed. Cruise control doesn’t know the feeling of 125 MPH. Time won’t let you. Life can’t help you in these moments; and you can’t help yourself.
So, drive safely or don’t, but drive.
As most people in the association world know, ASAE’s Springtime Expo 2013 began yesterday at the Walter E.Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with the conference, today is the ASAE Foundation’s 31st Annual Springtime DC Golf & Tennis Invitational Tournament, Simple Wellness & Spa Day and Vineyard Tour.
MultiView‘s very own Vice President of Client Sales, Michael Scheevel, is participating in the golf tournament this very minute to show our support for the Foundation. And really, who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned golf tournament with friends and colleagues?
The tournament is being held at Landsdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA 20176 and features both the resort’s Norman Course and RTJ II Private Course. To learn more about the tournament and its affiliates, click here.
Also, if you feel like challenging Michael to a friendly game of golf, I’m sure he’ll take you up on it! Happy Friday!
As Callie was kind enough to point out to me, in addition to National Bike Month, it’s Women’s Health Week! I realized that while I’ve been blogging about fitness for a while, I haven’t yet touched on health, so I thought this would make for a great excuse to dish about all the great health benefits of cycling (not just for women, of course. But I am a woman, writing about health, during Women’s Health Week. So.).
Watch out, folks, this one is going to be link-heavy. I cite my sources to a fault.
There’s nothing radical about the health benefits of cycling. It’s not a quick-fix that’s going to get you a “bikini body” in a week (Can I just tell you how much I hate that term? Does your body fit in a bikini? Congratulations, you have a bikini body!). Regular cycling—commuting, for example—is just a long-term lifestyle change. Kind of like cutting out soda, but you don’t get caffeine headaches.