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Hoopie Awards: Hoop the VOTE!

Hey guys! Thanks for reading. I wanted to be sure you knew about the 2012 Hoopie Awards from Hooping.org
Check out the amazing hula hoop dancer talent in our global community and cast your votes. From fire and glow hoop dance performances to TED Talks on hooping and hoop trick tutorials. This honors our global hooping community, shedding light on some fresh new hooper faces that have recently made hoop waves in our community online or in the press.

VOTING ENDS AT 11:59 PST TODAY, Saturday January 26th.

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

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EAV Earth Day Festival

Come hula hoop in the parade with your LED hula hoop (or other flow toys) or parade with a lantern at my neighborhood (East Atlanta Village) Earth Day Festival! We will meet at the EAV East Atlanta FarmersMarket on opening day to build lanterns at 4pm.

8pm is Lantern Launch & Parade through the village. Join us!

EAV Earth Day Festival: Lantern Parade and Free-cycle Event 

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

East Atlanta Community Association

Join the East Atlanta Community Association for a three day Earth Day 2012 Festival with the theme “Celebrate, Educate, Participate” on April 19th, 21st, and 22nd!

Schedule Breakdown:

April 19th, Thursday:

Celebrate with EAV’s Lantern Parade and Wish Lantern Launch

4pm-8pm: The event begins with the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market opening day, which includes a lantern building workshop at the EACA booth in the market. Guests may also purchase wishing lanterns for the sunset launch for 5$. Make a wish for your neighborhood and set it free, all proceeds benefit EACA programs.

Note: Thursday, April 12th, EACA will also host a Lantern Building Workshop from 5pm-8pm Location TBA. Bring a lantern to decorate or purchase one there to benefit EACA! Crafting supplies and guidance provided.

8pm, Sunset Wish Lantern Launch, followed by Lantern Parade through the Village, ending in Brownwood Park.

9pm, Brownwood Movies in the Park Series Begins, hosted by East Atlanta’s own Studio Outpost with entertainment by the Imperial OPA, HoopEssence, and the Vauxhall Gardens Variety Players.

April 21st, Saturday:

“Educate:” 12pm-5pm Three locations for Events:

Farmer’s Market site: Freecycle tables, educational workshops, recycling drop-off points, start of walking tours. Full schedule to be posted soon!

You drop it off, we will recycle it!
Drop off Recycling offered for:

  • Tires
  • Lightbulbs
  • Electronics
  • Cell Phones
  • eye glasses

Free-cycle:
Bring garage sale items like bikes, art, jewelry, books, clothing, toys, nick knacks, bric a brac and general stuff! Take some leave some; the rest will be donated

Midway Pub: Earth Day Arts and Craft Show
Shop your favorite local artists!

East Side Lounge: Free Clothing Swap with $5 door fee
Drinks specials and free clothes! Bring clothes to donate

April 22nd:

“Participate:” 10am to 1pm: Join EACA’s Beautification committee at 10am at the main planter on Glenwood and Flat Shoals to help with spring planting and beautifying the neighborhood.

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Hoop Outlook 2012

2012 is fast on the horizon! By this time next week we will have plunged head first into the new year. What a blessing to have another chance at a beautiful life!

What are your dreams and goals?
Do you know what you want?
Do you know how you are going to achieve those goals?

Let’s all take a moment to think about what we want for the new year. What are you grateful for? You can also take this time to look back on past achievements. It’s healthy to give ourselves the occasional pat on the back. It is very important to acknowledge our achievements and our goals. I find it exhausting to simply think about what I need to do. Take a moment to say thank you to yourself for all the hard work you put in! You are a super star! You deserve to be pampered and praised.

In 2012 I will establish a new relationship with my hoop. I plan to get back to the very basics of my hooping. I have already been trying to squeeze in an extra practice each day just simply waist hooping in my hoop. I have been pretty successful so far, i plan to try more and more each day. Dancing and feeling the connective vibes that got me hooked on the hoop in the first place. This of course in addition to trying to trim down my waistline at the same time. I have found myself using smaller and smaller hoops with mostly off body moves. This is wonderful however my core muscles tend to get ignored. This packs on the inches and makes it harder for the rest of my body to keep up. After all a strong core is the base for a strong body overall.
Check out Lara Eastburn of Hooposophy writes here a wonderful article on getting back in the saddle, Back to Basics.

We can apply this philosophy to our lives in many different forms. I plan to get back to the basics in my eating habits. Back to natural & raw foods, juice fasting, less meat and even less processed goods than I already consume (which is very little). Adding more of the basics in exercise -core hooping, walking, jogging; hiking and dancing outside my hoop, too. I look forward to having a new perspective on some old tricks and frolicking in the meadows more often. I wish to be more open and aware. Less judgmental of myself and in turn in others. I want to see the World through the innocence of a child, ever longing for knowledge and filled with hope in all things.

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