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Sunday, March 09, 2008

hip tranquil chick podcast #124: the slash effect

Bonjour! Welcome to the 124th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s menu features a must-have pose in On the Mat, exploring the Slash Effect with Marci Alboher in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at

On the Mat: Meditation

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Off the Mat:
Marci Alboher is a columnist and blogger for The New York Times. Her recently released book, One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success (Warner Books, February 2007), popularized the term "slash" to refer to a new breed of individuals who can't answer, "What do you do?" with a single response. The book and Marci's career insights have been featured throughout the media including the Today Show, MSNBC, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek Magazine, National Public Radio, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Kansas City Star.

Marci is herself a slash. The author/journalist/speaker began her career in law after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania and American University's Washington College of Law. After nearly ten years of practice, she used her law background as a springboard to a second career as a journalist.

Her articles have appeared in numerous national publications including: Time Out New York, Travel and Leisure, Marie Claire, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Legal Affairs, covering such topics as workplace issues, entrepreneurship and travel. A regular contributor to The New York Times since 2001, she currently writes the Shifting Careers column and blog.

A popular teacher at the New York Writers Workshop, where she sits on the executive committee, Marci helps novices break into journalism and coaches a select group of experienced nonfiction writers to the next level. Marci is also a sought-after speaker on workplace trends, career advice, and writing.

Marci lives in New York City with her beau, Jay, an entrepreneur/designer.

To encourage a sense of diving deeper into today’s podcast, I will post Omwork relating to this segment on our HTC forum. Please connect with fellow HTCs there and play with the following:

1. What are your various slashes?
2. How do you blend your numerous interests?
3. How can you incorporate the teacher, speaker, consultant, and writer titles into what you do?

Savvy Sources:
NY Times, Small Biz, shifting careers
Facebook slash careers
Squidoo slash careers

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Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Celebrate a weekend of all things hip and tranquil in the Catskills of NY in March, plus a WHOLE week in Costa Rica August 30-September 6. Join me for workshops and book signings in Denver in April, Ft. Lauderdale in June, Lexington in October. In addition, we've got a week of hip and tranquil chickness at Omega June 2-6 and Kripalu August 10-15. Details for all special events at I hope we'll get to connect!

Join us for our next le chic teleclass chat focused on "Blooming in Spring" on Monday, March 31 at 8:30ET. Details here.

Mentoring: Interested in diving deeper into hip and tranquil topics 1:1 with moi via e-mail, phone or in-person? If so, view all the scoop here.

Chic Community: Mingle with fellow HTCs on our forums. We’re on Facebook, so please connect with the community virtually there, too! Make sure you're getting the hip tranquil times by signing up at the bottom of any page on Check out our new YouTube page at More fun stuff coming soon!

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Seeing Myself by Sham Mohan from Promonet. You can find where to get more of their music at

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1 comment:

Ananda said...

i loved the interview with Marci about slash identitites. It was very helpful. I just ordered her book and visited her blog column. Marci is a great asset. I know her book and column will help me as I move forward on expanding my gifts and sharing them with clients. Thanks again. Om Shanti.