He wanted to be a billionaire. So. Freaking. Bad. The year is 2010. Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars release their hit single “Billionaire”. It was one of two songs that year which effectively launched Mars’ career. In the decade since, has he reached his goal? The short answer is no. But the bigger question is:…Read More
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Social media: friend or frenemy?
I use social media daily: searching, liking, chatting and even buying. I’m far from a conscientious objector. While I benefit from social media, I’m still on the fence about whether I see it as a good or a bad influence. Is it a great way to connect with like-minded individuals or is it a dark…Read More
On being present: what is mindfulness really?
adjective: zen peaceful and calm. “she is kind and relaxed with a very zen energy about her” We could use many words to describe 2020 – chaotic, unpredictable or the fan-favourite unprecedented. I highly doubt many of us would choose words relating to peace, calm or zen. And yet, in the midst of all the…Read More
#positivevibesonly: How toxic positivity makes us unhappy
Let’s be real for a minute. This year has been beyond hard. We couldn’t see it coming, we don’t know where it’s going and many of us are still coming to terms with COVID-normal. When we’re going through hard times, a positive mindset can be very useful. It can remind us to be grateful and…Read More
How I fell out of love with writing
It’s been a while. Close to a year. So, where have I been? The simple answer is – I fell out of love with writing. The complex answer involves creative burnout and the two types of writing. Let’s start with the complex. When I think of creative burnout, I think of The Oatmeal’s comic ‘Creativity…Read More