The Reviews Are In! Attendee Blog Posts and Memories from WDS 2016 (Round 2)
Every year for six years, I’ve been part of a team that produces an annual gathering in Portland, Oregon. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun. Rather than share my own recap, I usually prefer to let our attendees share their perspective—so without further ado, here’s our second batch of reviews! (See Round 1 here)
All of these posts are unfiltered and uncensored—take a look and learn more of what WDS is all about.
Attendee Reviews & Commentary (Round #2)
Our attendees come from all walks of life, and many have successful online presences as well. Here are some blog posts from our attendees!
- Stay Hungry (by Kristen Blake)
- Do Things. Just Do Things. (by Deanna Silva)
- My Top 5 Talks at WDS 2016 (by Kathy Peterman)
- What Do You Dream About? (by Toréa Rodriguez)
- The World Domination Summit (by Kendrick Uy)
- Stories of Connection, Inspiration and Kindness (by Cathy Broadwell)
- The Experience of a Lifetime (by Jas Hothi)
- 5 Spiritual Truths for how to Lead a Successful Life (by Dominique Did)
- Polyamory, A Nomadic Life (by Kitty Chambliss)
- A Personal Sharing (by Jennifer Owens)
- Dare to Dominate Your World in 5 Not-So-Easy Steps (by Amy Angelilli)
- WDS 2016 (by Dave Ryan)
- Why Joy and Sorrow Can Co Exist (by Dorene Wharton)
More Memories from #WDS2016
Thanks to our wonderful attendees, we have thousands of amazing memories captured from WDS 2016 that have been posted to Instagram, Facebook, and other networks. Here are just a few from our time together:
The 5 Be’s from WDS Speaker Jonathan Fields. Sketchnotes by Rachel Thompson.
Attendee Max shared a personal reflection from #WDS2016 on Instagram.
Full text below:
What does it mean to be kind in spaces and times when it isn’t always present?
It means to embrace empathy and compassion.
Sharing a story about bravery, love, loss, grief or sadness can have a dramatic shift in someone else’s perspective.
August 2016 has been a month of personal triumph and heartbreak.
I lost my best friend, Leonard.
I had surgery.
I met amazing people at #WDS2016 .
I realized the mediums of serving that bring me alive: writing, yoga, being a facilitator change in myself and others.
I’m serving kindness to the people and the world around me through being honest and vulnerable about who I am and what’s going on in my life. I don’t ever claim to know all the answers, yet do I ever say I know any of them – but I do know my truth and I can help other’s realize their truth.
How will you demonstrate kindness in a world where it isn’t always present?
Shared on the WSD 2016 FB group from Amanda Iverson inspired by WDS speaker Chelsea Dinsmore.
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