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Why I Got Depressed Writing My Latest Book: Your Guide to Getting Through Development Hell

Are you currently working on a project that seems never-ending? Are you on the brink of quitting because the work has turned out to be much more than you anticipated when you signed up for it? If so, welcome to “development hell.” A term that originated in…

 

Learn To Stand Up for Yourself this New Year 2014 (My Response to an Online Hate Comment Against Me)

With online being an anonymous space where you can literally type anything you want without having to account for it, and the internet being an easier forum for interactivity thanks to the evolution of the web in the past two decades, it’s now easier and…

 

Ashley Madison: Why Cheating Is Never The Solution To an Unhappy Marriage/Relationship

Ashley Madison Have you guys heard of Ashley Madison before? Founded in 2001, it’s an online dating service and social networking service marketed to people in relationships. Meaning, it’s like Match.com (a popular dating site)… but with one exception: instead of being for singles, Ashley Madison…

 

Are You Focusing on the Black Dot?

Back in school, I had a history teacher whom I really hated. (But that’s not what today’s post is about.) I remember an analogy he shared during a lesson (it wasn’t even his idea too; it was one of his student’s) which stuck with me….

 

9 Simple Habits to Stay Positive in Life

This is a guest post by Henrik Edberg of The Positivity Blog. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson “For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 9: Share Something You are Grateful For with Someone

This is Day 9 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 8: Transform an Ungrateful Thought

This is Day 8 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 5: Identify 3 Things to Appreciate about Your Adversary

This is Day 5 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 4: Reflect on “Gratitude” and its Place in Your Life

This is Day 4 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

14 Days. 14 Tasks of #Gratitude. Join 14-Day Gratitude Challenge, starting Aug 15!

This is the announcement post for the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge, where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview…

 

How I Found My Place as a Female in Today’s World, Part 3: Coming Into My Own as a Woman

This is the last part of my three-part series on my struggles finding my identity as a female and how I eventually found my place as a female in this world. If you haven’t read the earlier parts, do so here: Part 1: Growing Up with…