Self Care & Owning A Small Business

TheSecondAct This is a post I wrote about the importance of self care when navigating small business ownership. tp://

Home on the range.

So today I called in sick to work. No big deal you say? It is for me. For many years now I have fought this really annoying trait of not being able to say no. Can I work overtime? Yes. Can I clean that pile of baby bodily function goo? Sure! Can you work 18 hours at two jobs everyday, cut your sons hair, take your mom to the store, and make dinner for 8 people? SURE SURE SURE SURE!!!...more

'What superpower would you choose?' 'The ability to not feel tired all the time.'

My church's young adults' small group has a tradition of asking a silly icebreaker question, like "How do you eat your carrots?" or "What genre would your life's movie be?" But sometimes, they do yield some poignant answers. Case in point: last week we asked what superpower each of us would want, and after the usual teleportation/flying/super-strength answers, one woman answered, "I'd like to not be tired all the time."...more

My son had to write a paper in class when he was in elementary school about 'if he could have ...more

I Caved...My Battle With Technology

TheSecondAct Read how I fought the battle and .....well...I can't really say that I lost....but I did cave!

When you grow up

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? How long did it take you to decide on a major? I'm still trying to figure out my path. Up to a few months ago, I realized that I like to write or have something to do with books. Since I was little I've always had a passion for reading. Though, I always excelled in my previous employments, books are my passion. I wrote my first children's story and my daughter loves it. She enjoyed it so much that she "wrote" her own book. I've asked my daughter what she wants to be when she gets bigger....more


Note: This was originally posted on my personal blog, This Is Jasmine, on Friday, December 3.I lost my job on Tuesday.I filed for unemployment on Wednesday. It's not going to be as much as I had hoped. I'm not sure if I'll be able to live on it. At the very least, I will have to redefine what it means for me to live. Of course, I have little in the way of savings. I do not want to drain my 401(k).I want to thank everyone who's reached to me, via Twitter, Facebook, text message, phone call, and e-mail to offer their support and their advice. I am now actively monitoring my Linked In profile, for once....more

I just stumbled upon this, and Im so sorry to hear that you lost your job.
I can only imagine ...more

A View From A Sex Toy Employee

Working for an adult toy company has been one of my greatest experiences.  Since I graduated college, I have worked for several well known companies in the marketing department including a popular restaurant chain.  About four years ago, I decided to take a position as the Marketing Director for an online sex toy company called Since I have worked for the company, it has been one of the greatest working experiences....more

I do not work in the industry, but I do own a few sex toys. I am single but looking for the ...more

A Day In The Cage: A Step by Step Guide On How I Make It Through My Work Day

A Day In The Cage:   I am sure you can all relate to the typical 9-5 routine. As I myself power up my computer every morning I think about the 8 hour day that stretches out ahead of me. I take a few deep breaths and I strategize on the best way to get through the 8 mind numbing hours. I am going to share with you what a typical day looks like for me:  ...more

Thinking About It vs. Doing It

Do you have a big "it" in life that you think about, dream about, talk about..., but you hesitate to really take the actions necessary to make the "it" a reality? After much research, planning, and thinking…I’ve decided to leap into a new path in life. Some people like blindly leaping into new aspects of their life. Some prefer to know a bit before they jump. And, some like to know everything there is to know and they either forget to jump or never get around to jumping....more


I hope you're business is going well, and the rewards of following your vision into ...more

What Makes a Good Employer?

I find this an interesting topic. I am a HR major in university. I am extremely interested in human rights, employee rights, & everything human resources. Today, a friend & I were talking about our trials & tribulations with various employers. He was telling me about a pretty horrifying interview he had, about women in his trade, about the lack of benefits with some larger companies - which brought me to the thought:What makes a good employer? What makes you want to work for a certain company?...more