Pips Pro Tip #3

You always have time to breathe. Seems silly, but taking a few deep, deliberate breaths can do wonders to calm you down and help you focus. Make sure you breathe all the way in to your diaphragm and fill your lungs. Then exhale slowly, concentrating on nothing but the slow inhale and exhale. 5 truly … More Pips Pro Tip #3

Pips Pro Tip #2

This tip seems strange at first, but trust me. Positive psychology has a lot to say about the words we use and the impact it has on those around us and their moods. Never apologise for being late. Flip the language and thank the people/person for their patience. It’s a simple Jedi mind trick to … More Pips Pro Tip #2

The Responsibility of Writers – Finding an old assessment journal

While going through my digital files I came across a folder from 2016 when I was attempting my third (maybe fourth) degree. This one was Writing, Editing and Publishing. Something I gave up after the first semester because I was sick of being given low grades because the lecturer disagreed with my views on morality … More The Responsibility of Writers – Finding an old assessment journal

Living Outside the Filtered Echo Chamber: A personal essay on why I left conventional Social Media and the impact it had on my life.

I would like to preface this personal essay with this statement: I think social media can absolutely be a force for good. I think it has many benefits and perks. I believe that, if used correctly, it can be a good thing. I am in no way advising people remove their online presence if that … More Living Outside the Filtered Echo Chamber: A personal essay on why I left conventional Social Media and the impact it had on my life.

Hacked

A few days ago a friend of mine text me asking why I had reactivated my Facebook page. After a year of reminding people I didn’t have Facebook any longer, I was very confused.  She sent me a screenshot. “Umm… What the F***?” Sure enough, there was my page, live and well. I felt the … More Hacked

How Do You Want To Die? (an uncomfortable but necessary conversation)

Death and death positivity have always been a big part of my life. From a young age I wanted to be a mortician. I had little understanding of the death industry, or what really happened behind the scenes, but I knew I wanted to be in it. As I got older I did more research … More How Do You Want To Die? (an uncomfortable but necessary conversation)