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Something to Prove

Motivations behind our decisions and life choices.

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Black Holes – Busyness and Perfection

Perfection For most - if not all - of my life, I've been a perfectionist. And there have been times when that's come in handy. Like in coding, learning (but not performing on) the piano, and working at a medical imaging facility. However, my perfectionism has also led me to waste much of my time on …

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Feeling Dizzy?

Why is it that I always learn more poorly when preoccupied with the awareness of overarching, long-term, daunting, seemingly unreachable goals? Why does this awareness impair my ability to retain information and learn efficiently in the short term? It's as if I'm climbing a mountain or a steep cliff. Looking up at the top - …

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What It’s Like Having a Migraine

Ever had a migraine? Do you know a migraine sufferer? A migraine is not just a common or severe headache. It is that, but much more. A migraine with aura means a migraine accompanied by sensory disturbances or odd perceptions or sensitivities to various stimuli. An aura is something that can show up for people …

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A Little Encouragement For Your Monday

Some questions to soothe the anxiety commonly induced by Monday madness and melancholy.

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Stuck in the Torture Chamber

Toxic workplace? Daily grind getting you down? This is just for you. ❤

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11 Lessons I Learned Working in Retail

I worked in the retail industry for about two and a half years. Here are some things I learned:

Torn

This is something I wrote last year (with slight modifications), in an effort to express myself and sort through my thoughts.

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Beauty Tips: Makeup for Your Work Photo

I speak from my own pain. 😭 Early last year, I was just beginning my journey at a new workplace. On orientation day, my HR coworker took photos of me and the other new hire. Aesthetically, I was anything but prepared for this photo. It was bad enough that I tend to feel tired during the …

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Stereotypes: Part 2

This is the second part in the Stereotypes series.