Productivity, Skills

Auto-tuning Your Mind (Not feat. T-pain)

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly blown away when I watch TV shows like The Office or more recently Stranger Things. At the end of the episode I think ‘wow, how do writers come up with this stuff? It’s so creative! I could never do that.’ The list goes on: stand-up comedians, fashion designers, researchers, rappers;…

Self Improvement

David and Goliath: Treat your Weaknesses as Strengths

Over Christmas break I finally picked up and read a Malcolm Gladwell book after years of hearing great things about his writing. This one was called ‘David and Goliath,’ and it was about ‘underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants.’ Malcolm provides such fascinating short stories that show how traits that look like weaknesses…

Skills

My Ongoing Adventures of Creating a Blog

Coming from someone who still doesn’t really understand what ‘the cloud’ is, it was a bit overwhelming on how to set up and run a blog, and just recently, figuring out how to upgrade from Weebly to WordPress. So how do I start a blog or a website? In short, a functioning website needs: A…

Design, DIY, Skills

My Experience Moving Weebly to WordPress

It feels very exciting to have my newly WordPress’d site up and running! I’ve been with Weebly for about 3-4 years now, and it’s been a fantastic, affordable (even free ninety-nine), quick-to-start and easy to use place to build and ‘host’ my blossoming blog. Granted, it’s not without its quirks and glitches but overall I’ve…

Mindfulness, Self Improvement

Confident Speaking and Active Listening

Today, it’s not uncommon to have entire lengthy conversations via text message. And instead of asking a stranger for directions we simply plug the address into our phone, and rather than discussing recommendations with movie store staff (rest in peace, Blockbuster), we choose what’s trending on Netflix without having to leave the couch. Technology is…

Health, Self Improvement

How the Vitamix is Saving My Life

Okay fine, so that title is a major overstatement, but I thought I’d use it for dramatic effect.  An electric kitchen appliance is in fact not saving me from my demise, but I can guarantee that it is adding to my long term quality of life. What appliance you ask? The Vitamix Blender. There are a…

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