Freelance Internet Moderator/UX Writer/UX Consulting Designer/Graphic Designer
Lives in Sydney, Australia. Loves life.
Taking The Unconventional Path. An Identity Rinse Out.
We've all been programmed (from when we were crawling, to being able to walk) to go to school, get good grades, go to College/University, and then get a comfortable, safe, secure, and high paying job. Oh, and get a mortgage, and get married, and have a dog with 2.5 kids. How is that plan working out for you, in all seriousness?
Why Silly Season is Becoming Less Silly
Each and every year (with rock solid certainty) towards the pointy end of the year (usually from Halloween onwards) we are in what is known as the Festive Season (aka. Silly Season). This season is obsessed with joy and happiness (sure), as well as burn out, unfairness, inconsistencies, and frivolity, to only name a few.
Perimenopause: Overwhelming. Mysterious. And a Bit Joyful.
It really catches any woman by surprise when it comes, and especially in pandemics and woeful economic times. Please know upfront that this article is not a rant, a complaint, or vents of frustration when it feels like some things turn to s!@t, even when you are not in cycle, and you are medically, physically, and emotionally fit otherwise. I need to point out that this article is part wisdom, part life-hack kind of advice, in order to help any Peri-menopausal woman to continue to be the viva that they are meant to be...on or off the dance floor (metaphorically speaking, as per the first image. Caveat: this is coming from wisdom, and not from any medical training or experience.) I also need to warn you that this article is a bit long, and within good reason. Why not make yourself a cup of herbal tea, or any other healthy beverage of your choosing, and get comfortable. Now let's dig in, because this is gold. Not to impress, but rather to impress upon; I wish I had a guide like this written up for me a short six months ago. It would have made the earlier days of my Peri-menopausal journey much smoother for sure.
Dog Math Explained
In a nutshell, we do not deserve dogs. When they misbehave, we quickly forgive them; especially when we look through their innocent looking eyes. It is their way of saying sorry, and therefore being let off the hook. And is the back door to some treats. You may have heard of Girl Math, Boy Math, Tradie Math, and even ADHD Math. Now the time has come to welcome in the cutest math of all: Dog Math. Yes, it is a thing, all thanks to social media.
Will UNO's Show 'Em No Mercy Card Game Amplify The No Friends Trend?
Goodness me. UNO is still a pretty good game, and that all depends as to whether or not you are more inclined to play card games, as opposed to board games. Then again, you need at least a couple more people to play with you, in order to make the game more interesting. In other words, it would be pretty one sided if the other player (only in a party of two) kept skipping and reversing back to themselves. Depending on your mood, that could surely annoy your friend or family member. Or whoever is playing with you at the end of the day. Uno is one in Italian, but it is also a popular card game, created in 1971. Now UNO is upping the ante with a Show 'Em No Mercy edition. (Yours truly is not sure if someone was listening to the song called Show No Mercy, while being forced to (say) chow down some tarantulas for dinner in a foreign country; while coming up with the name and idea for a "supposedly" simple card game, while rinsing the UNO card game inside out, like a spin dry that is turned up way too high.)
How Come Everlong by the Foo Fighters is Trending on TikTok/Other Socials?
You do not need to be a spiritual or awakened person to appreciate this trend; let alone be a Foo Fighters fan (not that yours truly is, in any sense of the word...moreover I like their music) - or even a fan of rock music for that matter.
Is Zen Chocolate Real?
Then again, chocolate was regarded as a form of medicine, and truth be known, it was actually a form of currency from the fruit of the cacao trees around 4,000 years ago. The Aztecs were onto something, and no wonder why the "Golden Ticket" is ever so elusive and valuable. Another fun fact: Ruby Chocolate became so popular, that it is low on supply; no different to certain types of honey. (Then again, we still have white, milk, and dark varieties to feast on, and to enjoy).
- Top Story - October 2023
How My First Fish Therapy Session WentTop Story - October 2023
Fish symbolise emotions, and I do need to point out that fish therapy is actually illegal in some parts of the United States, as well as in Mexico, Canada, and in Europe. Fish Therapy (medically known as Ichthyotherapy, or the "holiday" term is a Fish Pedicure and/or a Fish Spa) originated in Turkey, where Garra rufa (toothless) fish have nibbled on the skin of Turkish people for well over 400 years now.
15 More Things to Add to Your Natural Mental Health First Aid Kit/Toolkit: Part 2
Further to Part 1 of my natural mental health tool kit. When someone tells you (in a relaxed setting) to stop frowning, even when you are not, because your wisdom lines are so profound; you know that you need to tone it down, and therefore take care of your mental health, combined with your physical and emotional health. It all links. Now for the next 15 natural mental health solutions that yours truly applies and swears by, literally:
15 Things to Add to Your Natural Mental Health First Aid Kit/Toolkit: Part 1
The world is at a mental health turning point, and the number of people diagnosed with depression in the United States alone is staggering. According to Forbes Mental Health Statistics; over 21 million people in the United States currently have depression. That only scratches the surface. 29% of Americans alone want to incorporate mental health into their New Years Resolutions from 2o24 onwards. Hence the birth of this article. And furthermore, October (as at the time of writing) is Mental Health Month where yours truly lives. (In Sydney, Australia).
- Top Story - September 2023
Why I Purchased Some Shares in Vocal Media Top Story - September 2023
Use what you own, and build up that nest egg, regardless as to what the economy is doing at any given moment. For some writers, Vocal Media is a site that is life changing, and for others, it can be quite misunderstood. Investing in Vocal Media shares is not a get rich quick scheme, and neither is being a writer (now part-owner and writer). Everything takes time. Egg hatching is no different to the time it takes for a caterpillar to turn into a butterfly.
I (almost) Dropped Out of my Google Data Analytics Certification
Every student always commences their studies with good intentions, as well as usually making a few sacrifices along the way. Whether you are going to college, or you have enrolled in a small micro-credential like yours truly did; a fact of life is that things do not always go according to plan. According to the Education Data Initiative, 32.9% of college undergraduates do not end up completing their degree. There are many more who would have mentally and/or emotionally checked out of their studies at one point or another; yet manage to continue to persevere and do whatever it takes to pass, and to not drop out.