D. Gabrielle Jensen
Author of the Fia Drake Soul Hunter trilogy
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I love coffee, conversation, cities, and cats, music, urban decay, macro photography, and humans.
6 Conversations to Stop Having With Your Hair Stylist, Immediately
I am an artist of many mediums. While words are my preferred, I also work in hair. By day, I work as a cosmetologist in a small but busy corporate salon and am always looking for a way to incorporate the two—my day job and my career. To that end, today I am offering you six conversations you need to stop having with your hair stylist, immediately:
Thank You, Sir
I watched an interview on the morning news today. The subject of the interview was a “friend” of mine. He’s not someone I’d ever meet to catch up over coffee but he would offer me something to drink if we happened to be somewhere at the same time. And he would absolutely saddle up to rescue me from a creeper if the need arose.
For some, packing for an overnight adventure, a long weekend, or even a two week vacation, is like second nature. There is nothing they can’t fit into a suitcase and still meet the weight limits for all major airlines.
From Film to Digital and Back
My dad was a photographer. Amateur, but he understood all the moving parts. He had been involved in photography through 4-H and shot for his high school year book.
Me too.If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too" as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.
Things People Don't Want to Hear from Their Single Friends
I’m sad.I’m lonely.I’m not depressed. Depression is medical; I’m just sad. When someone in a committed long-term relationship says they are sad or lonely, it is their partner’s problem. The public perception is, if this person is sad, it is because their partner isn’t living up to their “end of the deal.” If this person is lonely, it is because their partner is working long hours or emotionally distant. But the perception of a single person who is sad and lonely is that they have put themselves in that position. They have chosen to be single (or choosey) and those choices have led to their unhappiness and loneliness. But sometimes it’s not that simple.
Five Ways You're Not Supporting Your Friend's Small Business
Etsy. Teespring. Café Press. Lularoe. Pampered Chef. Tictail. YouTube. WordPress. Vocal. These are just a handful of the ways to make real money, working from home, from the comfort of the internet. There are easily a couple hundred, maybe even a thousand more. And more and more people are using these, either to create a full time living or to subsidize a traditional paycheck.
Isolation and Anxiety
Mental health transparency is becoming a more and more mainstream with each passing year. I know more about my friends’ mental health concerns than I ever expected that I would. I know who struggles with depression, who struggles with anxiety and I think it’s amazing that they feel like they can share those struggles in an open forum without feeling like they will be ostracized because of it.