UX Designer/Internet Moderator/Content Creator/Book Author
Lives in Sydney, Australia. Loves life.
Still in Lockdown in Sydney, Australia. Sadly.
Not lions, but close enough. The Lion is known to be the king of the jungle, yet in this current COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney, Australia (on the 21st of July 2021, as at the time of writing this) this lioness (as in me, yours truly, my sun sign is Leo) is feeling quite the opposite. I am normally a strong, tough, and resilient person; yet I still am, however the current Sydney Lockdown (announced for five Local Government Areas (LGA's) in response to the COVID-19 delta strain is like putting the toughest masking tape (maybe a face mask will do, not to be political) on to silence the mighty lion's roar. It is like COVID-19 is a strong hose that has put out all of my pleasant fires (being a fire sign, after all.) To be honest, COVID-19 has been like this for the last 18 months thus far. As seen in the image above, it feels like a fight with the people in charge, and/or with COVID-19. Who knows for sure?
Vocal Media: You Are Incredibly Clever
I will also give you some tips on how one of my articles was recently awarded Top Story from one of Vocal Media's Moderators, for that same story/feature article to be shared on Vocal Media's social media accounts: Facebook and Twitter.
How To Live The "La Dolce Vita" Lifestyle
The sweet life. Life is sweet, when you get a chance to look around. Case in point...I am extremely grateful to live near the water. Upon catching the train home from the city one day, the guard reminded us all to stop and appreciate the beautiful harbour to our left. It goes to show that life is sweet, and that we need to stop and smell the roses. This is what living life La Dolce Vita is all about, and it is accessible to us all, even in the tough times. If you stop and look, life is pretty amazing.
Two Weeks of Isolation in Lockdown in Sydney, Australia in Winter 2021.
I don't own any pets, yet I chose the first image, because this unexpected COVID-19 Lockdown on a remote island (in Sydney, Australia) separated from the rest of the world enabled me to hibernate, and to pause for a little bit; even though I still had plenty of work on in my business. There was a day early on in lockdown where I could not leave the home and exercise, as I worked 11 hours straight.
Why We Need to Self Advocate
I am so happy and grateful that I was invited to attend a coaching session with Girl Geek Sydney; yet entry into this special event was not automatic. Those of us ladies in STEM (I work in UX Design, so that qualifies me) we're asked to write down in 25 words or less, what would we do if we were unstoppable in our tech careers. From this intimate workshop; the need to self advocate was ingrained into my psyche, where more information on this inspiring movement for women in STEM can be found by clicking on this LinkedIn post.
How I Improved My Mental Health During a Lockdown
When your city is in a place where (say) cases of COVID-19 community transmissions are exploding; it can take a toll on everyone's mental health - irrespective as to whether or not you have your s**t together. Even if daily case numbers of this novel disease are on the low end; the restrictions enforced upon our freedoms in a global pandemic can affect anyone's mental health; from having to wear face masks, to not being able to travel as freely as you would have during pre-COVID. If you are an individual who rarely if ever gets sick, and all of a sudden you are coming down with something physically wrong; then chances are that physical ailment all began through your mental health being a bit off kilter.
How I Quickly Recovered from Atypical (Walking) Pneumonia
I did take some natural supplementation as part of my recovery plan; yet that was at the pointy end of my recovery, once my GP declared me medication free, but to just "Rest, and drink up with some healthy fluids." It is rare for any Atypical (Walking) Pneumonia sufferer to land in hospital; yet the lung foundations worldwide say that this happens in exceptional and serious circumstances. It really makes you wonder if a pandemic is classed as an exceptional circumstance, while a more serious respiratory infection is transmitting in the community? Case in point, it really makes you stop and think.
Attending a Mindfulness & Goal Setting Workshop. What It's Really Like.
The option to attend a mindfulness and goal setting workshop combined, all started with following my intuition. In other words, listening to my heart when the opportunity presented itself in my inbox from one of my local shopping malls, only weeks before the delta strain of COVID-19 was spreading in the community. One of my clients gave me a $50 prepaid visa card to spend on online purchases only (due to only being a digital card); and therefore it was a no brainer to secure my place, and at the price of $10, it was so worth it, despite being immersed in a busy shopping centre.