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Ain’t we Perfect Soldiers?

Over the last few days, I’ve been watching a lot of Jamie Oliver. My new hero, I think (which you’ll probably know if you follow me on Twitter). Anyway, his Food Revolution and his so-depressing-it’s-inspiring TEDtalk has really motivated me to think about the interconnectedness of it all. Because it is interconnected. We can’t say…

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Meditation, Meals & MOOCs: A self-development plan

Although I’ve written very personal posts about myself before, my experiences with (ongoing) anxiety and depression, and some of my hopes and fears, this post seems the most… probing. Perhaps this is because it is showing me as a work in progress, not a reflection after the event has occurred, or the phase has passed. Perhaps…

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Engineering a Novel

As a student in mechanical engineering, I was about as far away from a writing career as you could get. My days were spent crunching numbers, modeling components, memorizing theories &  formulae, building machines, and presenting engineering group projects to professors, companies &  colleagues. To add to the list, I pursued a minor in mathematics.…

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#100happydays: Day Eight

Today I have a visual treat for you. In the noble pursuit of happiness, I have joined in #100happydays on Twitter (you can also sign up on Google+, Instagram, or Facebook, if those are your preferred social media). The idea is to take a photo of something that made you happy every day, similar to…

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Talking about happy things: A shift in conversation

How many times have you had a WHOLE conversation where you talked only about happy things? Not many, if you’re anything like me. BUT it’s something I’m making a concerted effort to change. Talking about happy things doesn’t mean writing off the rants about how you feel unappreciated at work (and your friend checks their watch…