Category Archives: happiness

Do you *really* need to quit your #job?

Okay, I know the drill – you’re not all that keen on your job. Maybe there are changes going on that feel like they’re holding you back. The promotion you expected didn’t happen – and worse, the people you thought … Continue reading

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Awesome on purpose

This is one of the magnets I have on my refrigerator. A birthday present from my partner, a few years back. And it’s true. People strive to be cool. They struggle for it, they ache for it, they build their … Continue reading

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I’ll have a cookie – for a change

It’s Thursday night. For some strange reason, it’s been a long week. Perhaps because we’re nearly 2 weeks into the new year, and I feel like I’m still catching up with what I missed during the week I had off … Continue reading

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Shared: Post Grad Job Search: What if Passion Just Doesn’t Cut it?

The whole “find your passion and make it earn money for you” approach is, in my opinion, severely mis-guided… and also promoted by people who are sheltered in certain environments, and haven’t been on the real-world job scene for quite … Continue reading

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Corporate… and Creative?

So, you’re looking for ways to make a living and make your art… You’re committed to your craft. Your novel. Your poetry. Your painting. Your drawing. Your mixed media. Or your dance. Your deepest desire is to develop your voice … Continue reading

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So many projects, so little time…

Over the past six months or so, I’ve been looking more closely at where I use my time. I changed jobs last May (has it really been almost a year?), which slashed my commute to a fraction of what had … Continue reading

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“Poetry doesn’t pay!” At least, not in the old model.

I’ve been writing since I was about eight years old. My first writing project was a collection of short stories about a pebble and his friends, and their adventures in a stream. I wrote four stories, one for each season. … Continue reading

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What if you were already happy?

Happy Monday to you! Ha – apparently, my browser doesn’t think so, because as soon as I typed “Happy Monday,” it crashed.  How apropos. I had a busy weekend, what with the weather warming up, the clocks all springing forward … Continue reading

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Awesome

The holidays are in the proverbial rear-view mirror of my daily life, and the New Year is just around the corner. I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a very good year. 2014 wasn’t so shabby. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Everybody thinks I’m rich

It’s the weirdest thing. A lot of folks seem to think I come from money, or that I have a lot of money. True, I do live in an affluent community, and I worked for one of the world’s most … Continue reading

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