Building Beyond Me is about creating strong, inclusive, loving, and supportive communities.
Promoting Non-Profit and Community Organizations
There are so many organizations that are on the ground, serving in our communities, and making real, positive difference. Far too often, these organizations are under-funded, under-staffed, over-worked, and under-represented. Building Beyond Me provides support in online marketing, website functionality, social media optimization, content marketing, promotional campaigns, and long-term, quality communications with donors, benefactors, and program recipients. Contact us for a free consultation.
Partnering with local organizations
We are proud to partner with and provide support for local organizations such as Families Forward Resource Center. Families Forward believes that strong families build strong communities, and they provide comprehensive support to any family in need in the northeast neighborhoods of Denver and north Aurora, Colorado. Learn more about the work of Families Forward Resource Center at www.familiesforwardrc.org.
Participating in networks with common goals
The Far Northeast Denver Community Collaborative is a networking organization comprised of individuals, local businesses, community organizations, non-profits, and religious institutions in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. The aim of the Collaborative is to create strong networking ties in order to work together to improve their neighborhoods. Learn more about joining the collaborative at www.familiesforwardrc.org/fnecc.
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Everyone has a story. At Building Beyond Me, we hope to share those stories to inspire, give hope, entertain, or maybe just commiserate.
Some Topics of Discussion
It all started when...
Hello, I'm Ryan.
I have this funny idea that sharing my story and others sharing their stories will somehow change the world. The idea may be far fetched, because let's face it, my story is no more interesting than anyone else's. Who knows though, maybe someday, somebody will read something that sparks them to do something neat. If not, I've spent a lot of time on something that kept my mind focused (I'm using that loosely) through a time when focus was not my forté :)
Let's tell our stories. Let's tell of good times, bad times, excitement, and tragedy. Tig Notaro reminds us in her album "Live," that tragedy plus time equals comedy. Maybe if we're telling a tragedy now, we can build beyond and tell the comedy of that tragedy in the future.
Mental Health Advocacy
Let's Share Our Stories and End the Stigma
Some Call Themselves Survivors, Some are just Surviving, Too Many Don't Survive
The stigma around mental health has reduced somewhat in recent years, but it still plagues many of us. Sharing our stories can help us to feel less alone, and in theory, should help to reduce stigma.
Posts Related to Mental Health
Coping Through Creation
Every Person is a Creator
Creativity and Art are Synonymous with Being Human
For many of us, we create to escape the demons of our minds. For others, we have a message for the world. For others, there is no reason, there is simply process.
We would like to feature and help to market the art of our members. Please consider creating an account and sharing your art or your story.
Each service creates its own niche communities and all of them can help us network and build
The Instagram Community
Instagram is my preferred social network. I've always been a visual person, and I enjoy the simplicity of the platform. I've made so many friends from around the world, and it's amazing to see real-time news events as they're being experienced by those you follow. Below you'll see my latest Instagram photos and if you'd like to see more, please follow me, @irlmo. If you don't have the Instagram app, click here to download it.
I've been on Twitter for ages (long enough to have a short username) and use it mostly as a place to keep up with current events. You're welcome to follow me on the Twitter, but it's not the place where I generally post the most. Follow me @rlmo.
Capturing, editing, sharing, and enjoying
Video killed the... well... video store, I guess.
Video has taken on many forms since the advent of motion pictures, and now it's the medium of choice for most digital marketers, enthusiasts, and your every day average phone user.
Here's a random smattering of a few videos I've done. To see more, visit vimeo.com/rlmo.
I am amazed at how simple and FAST video editing has become. I remember the good ol' days of digital video editing where you had to wait ten minutes for every little change to render. Now it happens on the fly, on the computer, and more impressively (and sometimes more easily) on the phone. There used to be some great, quick video editing and sharing social platforms like Ptch, but they have mostly disappeared as 'stories' have become the thing on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. I'm not big into the 'stories' idea, so I stick with my old standbys.