Mostly Unedited Week in Review - 9/10/14

With the advent of digital manipulation of photos and the rampant sharing of people's lives, often pictures and videos are only shown once they've been edited. This editing consists of filters, highlights, and touch-ups, not to mention often only sharing the highlights of our lives. With judgement and comparison being so interwoven into our social culture, the expectations of ourselves and others are often so high that simply attempting to reach them leaves us feeling even more vulnerable....more

Join me for the ’21 Days, Zero Complaints’ Challenge!

I complain too much. I complain too much to my family, I complain too much to my friends, I complain too much on social media, and I complain too much to myself....more

Am I a Real Writer Now?

A writer is someone who writes. Period. Apart from spelling and grammar, there's no way to judge someone's writing as good or bad. Like any form of art, each person will experience it slightly differently.However, I recently found an article in which the author bemoans "bored stay-at-home moms, people who lost their jobs during the economic crisis, and people who no longer wanted their jobs decided[ing] to enter the freelance writing world."...more

Tangled Tuesday No. 19

Slowly, slowly, I'm getting back into the tangling groove after coming to a near standstill due to a bout of tangle fatigue. ...more

Abuse: Ray & Janay Rice and my story #whyileft

I sat down to write a post about acupuncture, which is one of my favorite topics to talk about. Instead, I found myself pouring out a little part of my heart and soul that I’ve tried to keep hidden for over 10 years. A piece of my past that is dirty and embarrassing. A part of my past that I am ashamed of. Some people say they have no regrets and those people have either lived a painfully boring life or are completely full of shit. I’ve done LOTS of stuff I regret which is probably why I’ll never have a midlife crisis....more

Everything You Need to Know about the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Despite a fairly disastrous livestream of today's Apple event (broken video and lots of time staring at colourful bars), we're here to tell you about the new Apple products coming out this fall.  The new iPhone will launch on September 19th (with preorders starting on the 12th), and with it comes a new operating system, iOS8. Here's everything you need to know about the new iPhones... yes, plural... as well as the new product, the Apple Watch. ...more
I sure will be!! I love apple and cannot wait for a new phone. I've had my 4s for awhile now and ...more

Everybody hurts...sometime...

Yesterday I did not write. I was in pain. Physical pain.The topic was "do you take time to heal from pain or do you force yourself to keep moving forward"? I am pretty sure it referred to emotional pain. ...more

Tackling Social Media Overload Before it Eats Us Alive

It's no secret our lives are becoming increasingly more intertwined with digital media. As bloggers and blog readers, we spend a great deal of time online—sometimes to the point it becomes overwhelming. I've been online now for more than 30 years, working in tech for 20 years and blogging for 12 years. That's a lot of time. In 2011, I had an a-ha moment where I realized many people are still struggling to make sense of the digital world and what it all means to their everyday lives, so I decided to write a book about it. ...more

Finding Inspiration : What Inspires Me

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced a new series called Finding Inspiration.  I wanted to explore and hopefully find an answer to the question of "what is inspiration," and today, I'm finally able to get started with just that.  Inspiration is a word we all hear regularly, especially in a field as creativity-driven as blogging.  But when asked to define it, we often struggle to pinpoint exactly what inspiration is.  ...more

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