I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast. I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.
Poetry’s the Most Intimate Way to Learn Another Perspective
“To fall in love with someone’s thoughts — the most intimate, splendid romance.” ― Sanober Khan Poetry is an exploration of yourself.
Are You Using Social Media Wisely?
The average user spends 2 hours and 22 minutes per day using social media. We only have 24 hours in a day and we typically spend 6 to 8 of those hours sleeping, which means social media is a pretty huge part of our typical day.
Sharing a Meditation Exercise for Self-Love
The right kind of guided meditation can make it a lot easier to lose yourself in the activity. Meditation can work wonders for stress reduction and overall improvement of your mental headspace. It’s not just a weird thing that your hippier neighbor down the hall does; it’s becoming more widely practiced with every year that goes by.
5 Ways to Not Get Over Writer’s Block
“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?” ― Kurt Vonnegut
How to Hold a Beneficial In-House Networking Event
There are a few different types of networking out there. There’s the more vague type of networking, which is typically done with professionals at other businesses, where people strive to get jobs. Hubspot reports that 41% of employees interested in networking want to network more but don’t have enough time. It's a percentage that isn’t anything to sneeze at. It's a sign that even within single organizations, giving people time to network is valuable.
How I Discovered the Spiritual Side of Yoga
That spiritual, introspective aspect of yoga isn’t for everyone — but there are ways to get people to give it a try. I was — admittedly — the least spiritual yogi ever when I first tried yoga. I just wanted to lose weight and try doing it in a new way. I’d been to dozens of group fitness classes at different gyms and I just never really cared for any of them.
Is it Okay to Break Your Niche Sometimes?
“You know how creative people are, we have to try everything until we find our niche.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri Just like every other career path, writers get burnout sometimes. When you write about different aspects and areas of a certain topic, you’re going to have days where you just can’t think of a new topic to cover within your niche.
How Yoga Can Help You Practice Gratitude
“We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ― Cynthia Ozick Gratitude isn’t always easy to practice. It's something that I know would benefit me, but it's very hard to start implementing. I've made a few different attempts to integrate gratitude into my life and my routine. I've had spurts where I'd keep a gratitude journal pretty consistently for a few weeks, but then I end up dropping off because something happens in life and my schedule gets disrupted.