Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blog News - Site has Moved

This will be the last post on this blogger site. I have moed to SoCalWoWGal.com Please change your links and visit me there!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WoW Life Coach: Ambitions

What do you do when there are those in game who does not support the same goals that you do?

Simple Advice! And now we shall look at this further after the jump.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Blog News -I am having trouble with Comments

Hello Followers of this Blog -

I would like to thank all of you for reading and responding with comments to this blog. And I would like to apologize for not personally responding to your comments, since when I try and make a response, I cannot seem to be able to make my response post. I will be writing a blog post soon to address the questions and comments that I have recieved.

I might be moving this blog to a different site for hosting in the future, in hopes that this may alleviate the problems that I have been having.  I will also be making this move in prepartation for a podcast that I have been developing.

Thank You again for all of your support and input.

Remember I believe in YOU!

SoCalWoWGal

WoW Life Coach - You have not failed

Failure...yes we all deal with feeling like a failure when playing WoW


Today we will talk about feeling better about ourselves when dealing with failure in game

Sunday, January 27, 2013

WoW Life Coach: PSA Depression Resouces

Today, I would like to highlight a very important topic for all of you: Depression
 
I know that we are playing an online game, that we can use to escape from our real lives and immerse ourselves in another world entirely. Sometimes we get depressed and I have put together a list of resources for you in case you need them either for yourself, a guildie or another loved one

Saturday, January 26, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Who You Associate With

Who do you choose to spend your WoW game time with?



Today we will be talking about the importance of finding the right Guild to fir who we are..

Thursday, January 24, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Insecurity

Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like everything you are doing in WoW is just wrong?


Well,my wonderful readers today is all about Insecurity

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Don't Panic

I have been noticing that a lot of people on twitter, blogs and the like have been mentioning 'Don't Panic" these days, so I thought that it would be a good topic for us to discuss


In the series, Don't Panic is a phrase written on the cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.[29] The novel explains that this was partly because the device "looked insanely complicated" to operate, and partly to keep intergalactic travelers from panicking - Source Wikipedia
 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Confronting Fear

Today's Topic is Confronting Fear -
 
"Aim for success not perfection... Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person."
— Dr. David Burns

Monday, January 21, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Your WoW Legacy

If you were to quit playing WoW today, what would you want your WoW Legacy to be?

 

The inspiration for this post comes from a blog post by Epic InsanityFood For Thought:Legacy

We all know that in life, we must accept that death is a part of living. We simply cannot go on living forever, however as the picture I chose for this post has a quote by  Benjamin Franklin "Wish not so much to live long as to live well" states we can live a good life and leave a legacy that we are proud of when we do finally depart this earth. I personally saved this quote and photo to my computer shortly after my father passed away suddenly at the age of 65 from a massive heart attack. It truly sums up how he lived his life - he lived life well.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Using Action Plans

Today we are going to talk about using an Action Plan to reach your goals in WoW,



While I will be specifically talking about reaching goals in WoW, this is something that you can also incorporate into your non-gaming life as well - from finding a job, to losing weight, to all sorts of goals and aspirations that you may have.
 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blog News - Possible Podcast??

Hello everyone!!!

I have been getting a lot of positive feedback from the new WoW Life Coach series and I am thinking that it might be a good idea to have a Podcast.

So, I am asking you, is this something that you would consider listening to? What format would you like to see, as in short 15 minutes? or perhaps a longer format? Would you prefer to have it a solo man show? Guests? Or perhaps a two person show?

 It will be focused on the Law of Attraction and how we can bridge the game play world and our real lives, much as I have been doing in my blog posts. I am not planning on doing any WoW news, what I have been doing in WoW for the week, etc etc, as I feel that those things don't necessarily fit into my vision for the Podcast.

Would you be interested  in doing this podcast with me? Or do you have ideas for topics? Things that I could explore?

I have a new computer on order that should be here in a few weeks, so I won't be starting this project right away, For now just trying to get some ideas of where to go with it.

I am open to ideas and suggestions, so here's my contact information
@socalwowgal on Twitter
socalwowgal@gmail.com to send an email
or leave your thoughts as a comment below



Friday, January 18, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Compassionate Criticism

Today's topic comes from a conversation with a good friend about how to talk to people in a compassionate way


There is a reason that some people are called "Elitist jerks" because they are. You do not have to be one of those people

NOTE: This is not meant to be a criticism of the website Elitist Jerks, where you can find a lot of game play information

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

20 Days of Wow Blogging Day 9

Day 9 - Your first blog post


I have wanted to start a blog for some time before I actually went out it did it. Today I am going to tell you a little more about how this blog came to be.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

WoW Life Coash - Slow Down

Today, we are discussing slowing down, and how we can use the Panda Mantra to our advantage


"Slow Down" - we hear it all the time while we are in the continent of Pandaria - so how can we use that to our advantage both in game and in real life

Saturday, January 12, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Community Generosity

Today, I got the inspiration for this post from this article on the Blizzard Site Cinder Kitty Raises $2.3M for Charity







The WoW Community came together to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and it warms my heart to see what together as a Community, we can accomplish. Today, I will give you some ideas for creating Community Generosity in your guilds, servers and with your WoW friends

Friday, January 11, 2013

20 Days of WoW Blogging Challengge - Day 8

10 Things We Don't Know About You


Today's post is a random list of things that you don't know about me...there are some very surprising things that you are about to learn and some fun things as well, so what are you waiting for...hit that Read More button

WoW Life Coach - Casting Healing Spells on Others and Ourselves

Recently on of our beloved members of the WoW Community lost a person very dear to him.

I am going to let this video courtesy of WoWMartiean tell the story for you.

 Find him at http://wowmartiean.com/ on the twitter @wowmartiean or at WoWMartiean YouTube Page


WARCARFT MEMORIAL by WoWMartiean


So, this got me to thinking about how in WoW, we have a classes and specs that are revolved around healing others...but how can we apply that in our own lives?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

WoW Life Coach - Introduction to Vision Board

What is a Vision Board and How it can help you to reach your WoW goals
 


A vision board is simply a set of images of a goal, dream or reality that you want to create in your life. Today I will give you some simple tips on using Vision Boards to create your WoW reality

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge - Day 7

Day 7 - The reasons behind your blogs name


So you are here, so you know that the name is So Cal WoW Gal - but how the heck did I come up with that name and why is it the name I use all over the place?


WoW Life Coah - Vibrational Sync

Here in the first of the WoW Life Coach posts, I will discuss Vibrational Sync

Daily Law of Attraction Quotation


The more in vibrational sync you are with who you really are, then the more you are allowing only those things that you're wanting, and the less resistance there is. And the less resistance there is, then the less delay between the idea of the thought and the receiving of it.
--- Abraham
Excerpted from the workshop in Tallahassee, FL on Saturday, December 1st, 2001
 
Source: Abraham Hicks

20 Days of WoW Bloggging Challenge - Day 6

Day 6 - Your Workplace/Desk (photo and/or description)

My dear readers, today I am going to tell you a bit about where I play WoW and do all of my computing

View outside my window

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Blog News

Today, I would like to let you all know about a new idea that I have for a new direction to take this blog in. For now, this will be a regular feature here....

Introducing WoW Life Coach

20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge Day 5

Day 5 - Favorite Item(s) in game



Raindrops on Roses and Whisker's on Kittens....had to have the obligatory Julie Andrews moment here...

But in WoW, my favorite things are mounts, pets and pretty clothes....

Here are a few lists of my favorite things in WoW

Sunday, January 6, 2013

20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge - Day 4

Day 4 - Your Best WoW Memory



I have had so many memorable moments that it is hard to pick just one. There was my first adventures into a dungeon with a guildie as my guide, the excitement of seeing Nagrand for the first time, selling my first item on the AH and the joy of actually having gold in my bags and so many others. But the best memory that I have so far is a short and simple one....

Best and Worst Gold Markets so far In MoP

This is going to be my forst enry into the Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival and for this month the topic is : BEST and WORST Markets So Far In MoP

We are almost 3 months into the newest WoW expansion, Mists of Pandaria. So what has been selling well for you? What has taken a turn for the worst  
Tell us about your favorite, most profitable, or most consistent market in the MoP era of WoW Gold Making. Then, tell us about a market that you've abandoned, has crashed, or has just plain been a flop. What are your best and worse WoW auction house markets so far in Mists?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge - Day 3

Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW

I had no idea what I was getting myself into the day that I decided to download WoW and start playing. I have a very close friend that had been telling me about WoW for years now and one day I found that there was a "free" downloadable trial for WoW, so I decided to take the plunge. I had thought about getting into the game for years, however the computer I use to play WoW is a netbook and does not have a CD drive that you can use to load programs onto it. So when I found the link to Blizzard for the "free" trial, I was in luck.

How My Age has Changed How I Play WoW

Esmeralda Sky of the Casually Casual Podcast recently posted an inquiry called Does Age Play a Factor in How WoW is played?

Short Answer - Yes

Now for the Long Answer
I have been playing video games since the days of the old Atari games and the Commodore 64in the early 80's (yes I am that old...I was only 12 in 1980). My MMORPG experiences started with RuneScape around 2003 or 2004 and I started playing WoW in November of 2011.