How I Landed My First Technical Writing Job

At my first job out of college, I created internal process documentation to help myself remember my responsibilities and how to perform them. When the company was audited months later, the auditors asked me to walk them through my process and were impressed when I handed them my written procedures.  That was my first unwitting […]

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Letting Go of Old Wants and Beliefs

I’ve always wanted a library, so when I started my journey towards intentional living, I assumed I’d be one of those minimal-ish people who lived with generally less but still had a lot of books. The room I envisioned had enough windows to provide plenty of sunlight. A cushy chaise lounge nestled under the biggest […]

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Why I Pay For Software I Value

It seems like since the dawn of technology, we humans have found innovative ways to avoid paying for anything. Music was pirated, movies were bootlegged, and anything else that could be distributed electronically was most definitely and illegally passed around for free. While some of us may not be able to pay for financial reasons, […]

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How I Treated My Shopping Compulsion

With Buddhism, mindfulness meditation, the KonMari Method™, and forgiveness I have a menstrual cycle-related mood disorder called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (read PMDD Is Real — Let’s Talk About It for more info), but even before my diagnosis, I recognized how important self-care is for physical health and mental wellness. Unfortunately for me, what started out as self-care slowly morphed into self-indulgence […]

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