Internet Trolls. How do we identify them? How do we spot them in action? How do we avoid the pitfalls, and how do we circumnavigate around these feral beings? Are you one? Chances are, we’ve all made a “one off” kind of vague post, or commented on a thread, knowing that we’re likely going to…

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It is so easy to get caught up in the social media storms. Politics, “hot button” topics, and even dirty snarky cyberbullying can begin to change what you see online. Without getting too heavy into the technical side of things, there are ways all of the websites you use will be able to customise your…

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Avoid drama and negativity. Be kind. In the Geeky Creative Journey (or aka Geeks Get Creative), I have issued different mini challenges. One such particular one – in which they are all cumulative and must remain once they are in practice – is to start with a day, and then a week, and from then…

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For budgeting to work effectively, there MUST be an open dialogue of what is working and what is needing improvement. Like we mentioned last week, setting aside chore moneys for the actual reward/vacation is crucial to feeling like there is actual value in the work done. It doesn’t ever have to be a trip to…

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This might seem like a simple one at first, but there are a lot of correlations between consistent sleep and how that affects and effects you in your waking life. This is no mere statement, and there have been conclusively peer reviewed and globally accepted points about this. Here are a few facts (<< not…

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Some days, our bodies have a mind of their own it seems, right? For those of us who live with crippling chronic illnesses (mine tend to be in the form of bad back issues, carpal tunnel in both arms/wrists, and migraines that knock me on my ass for WEEKS at a time), doing a lot…

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These healthy challenges aren’t going to be focusing on hitting the gym, counting calories, or doing anything that you aren’t comfortable with – within reason. I’m an agoraphobe by nature – many of us writers are to some degree – but every day, I try to get outside, even if it’s just on my front…

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It has to be better tomorrow. Often, we are quick to assume that someone (especially in the cold, impersonal world of writing online) “means” one thing, but they don’t intone it with any flavour at all. I’ll give you a for instance. There is a Bach particular piece – it’s a 60 variation tune of…

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They say that the best things in life are free. They also say the best things in life aren’t “things”, but moments captured in time. “They” have a lot to say about a lot of things apparently. My six little things that make my day better vary from second to day, moment to event, packing…

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Once we decide for any personal reason to start doing regular exercise as a part of our lives, we should do a deep research about the nutrition, diet, types of exercise according to our weight and resistance, and have a thorough discussion with our family doctor. As any apprentice, it is absolutely normal for you…

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Beating the Blues: The keys to breaking free of S.A.D. and other boughts of depression Let’s get this sorted from the start: Having S.A.D. doesn’t mean you ‘are sad’ per say. It means that you are in a predisposition to the possibility of becoming depressed due to physical, environmental, and even weather-related situations. Especially when…

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30DYW: Day 5 – Proud My BuJo got here yesterday and I didn’t have a lot of time to really play with it much. I had to do some math to get it to have a certain setup for a mini calendar before the YAAG (year at a glance) which I still need to finish…

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I am anything but what I wanted to write about today.   See, my new BuJo is here, in Antigua, waiting at the shipping container terminal hard thing and I have been sitting downstairs, impatiently waiting for my neighbour’s car to come into the driveway. Again. He’s left and come back twice. Both times, my…

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