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Invisible Minds

I am sure I am not alone in my utter exhaustion at the onslaught of AI 'tools' being shoehorned into every offering at the moment. It feels like an enormous land grab by a tiny percentage of the population to own as much data, the new frontier, as possible. My...

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Overshare Shame Spiral

Oversharing is something I have had a tug of war with all of my life - on the one hand I am silenced by fear of saying the wrong / inappropriate thing and on the other hand I overshare and feel shame and panic while catastrophisizing about the possible cascading...

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The work battle is not the same for everyone

Sometimes we forget that the world of work has been created by a very small percentage of predominantly privileged white men. When we read the stories of how they succeeded and internalise how their drive, morning routines, long hours and consistency got them to...

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The work battle is not the same for everyone
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A platform to discover the other side of the story

I really love when I hear a story from a perspective I had not considered before. Even if I don't agree with it, understanding where that person is coming from expands the outer reaches of the discussion. It is not always easy to hear and I haven't always heard the...

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Discovering The Other Side Of The Story
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The myth of happiness and building mental safety nets

No one has their sh*t together. Happiness is the wrong goal.  The more I read and think about it, the more I am aware that it is just a fleeting emotion. For some reason, I had framed it as a destination. Every day, I have to work on understanding where I am...

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The myth of happiness and building mental safety nets
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Making facts and experience great again

I watched the movie Idiocracy years ago on the recommendation of a friend.  It is a silly 20's comedy starring Luke Wilson and Rosie Perez.  The premise is that the entire population has become less and less intelligent over time.  The idiotic problems this causes...

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Making facts great again
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Letting curiosity play to discover passion

The current obsession seems to be with putting ourselves into niches.  Nice little buckets to contain us so others can easily understand us before the 5-second rule expires and they flit to the next article, image or video.  The advice tends to run along the...

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Letting curiosity play to discover passion
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Dreaming of a Crypto Utopia

Despite understanding and appreciating the value of crypto early on, I've been slow to invest. I was never in the financial position to roll the dice on it.  I was told to invest in Bitcoin when it was €100 per coin but for so many silly reasons I didn't.  As of...

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Dreaming of a Crypto Utopia
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Breaking things just for the sake of it

This morning my daughter bounded up from her cot proud as punch with the cover of her favourite childhood book in her hands.  Just the cover. "Look Mommy," she said with a big smile of satisfaction and complete and utter innocence while my heart dropped. She loves...

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Use it or loose it

I had a baby three months ago. Three months seems such a short amount of time.  Yet, on my first full web design project back, I found some of my skills rusty.  Some things I did without even thinking about before, skills that were in my fingers had gone missing or...

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When did writing get so hard

If someone were to ask me how often I write - I would have said every day. I write emails all day long, it is my main mode of conversation in business. But is this really writing? These polite, concise and purpose-driven communications that are now the default. I...

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When did writing get so hard