I know how it goes. A rough day at work, a busy morning, a late night and you reach for a cup of coffee. As someone who’s made a large part of my career in the industry of caffeine, I know the good the bad and the very ugly of the drug. From an irritable … Continue reading Do Coffee and Creativity Mix Well?
Working from home allows me to create a workspace specially tailored to suit my preferences, which translates into lots and lots of houseplants. Filling your space with the bounty of nature can also bring benefits beyond just beauty. Here are four benefits of having plants in your workspace. 4 Benefits of Plants in Your Work … Continue reading Green Office: 4 Benefits of Plants in Your Workspace
If you have a skill, hold onto it as hard as you can and keep practicing until you are a master! Writing is no exception. Writing daily is like exercising. It works muscles you didn’t know you had, and the techniques need to be switched up frequently to avoid getting stale. Here are two great … Continue reading 2 Hidden Benefits of Daily Writing
If you're telling yourself any of these 15 things, you need to stop. Immediately. When we’re pushing the boundaries of our creativity, negative reinforcement can mean the end of new ideas. Here are fifteen negative phrases that can kill our creativity and limit our growth. The Importance of Creativity Breaking out of the pack is … Continue reading 15 Negative, Creativity-Killing Phrases
Colors can affect your mood, and ultimately your ability to produce great work and spark that creative drive. Incorporating colors strategically around your house and office space can get your creative juices flowing and influence your life positively. Control your mood using these colors for the purposes you are looking for! Colors and Their Influence … Continue reading On Colors & Creativity: How Color Affects Your Mood
Have you heard of The Flynn Effect? I recently saw an article that talked about this phenomenon which explains why many of the favorite movies you used to love now seem terrible and low-quality. I’ve felt this at one time or another; the acclaimed films I grew up on no longer felt bold, revolutionary or … Continue reading Why Aren’t Old Movies As Good Anymore? (The Flynn Effect)
Recently, I responded to an ad on Craigslist offering free spider plants. The poster’s spider plant had been producing out of control and they were over-run with baby starts. As an avid gardener, I’ve been struggling for years trying to fine-tune the art of growing plants from seed, specifically cactus and succulent plants. Plant cuttings … Continue reading What is Greensharing?
A fascinating Ted Talk I watched recently was genius in describing how changing your way of thinking and interacting with the environment can change the world. New scientists are on the verge of forming conversations with nature and accomplishing change in a way old activists of the past have never been able to before. This … Continue reading Eco-Mindshifting and Changing the World
When I was younger, R.L. Stine books were too scary for me to read. After seeing ‘The Haunting Hour’ while perusing on Netflix, I discovered on what great storytelling I was missing out on! Here are 3 reasons I think ‘The Haunting Hour’ stands out as a horror show for all. 3 Reasons I Love … Continue reading Story Over Gory: Why R.L. Stine’s ‘The Haunting Hour’ Is A Classic
Freelancing Means… Being able to write what you want. Ferociously browsing the internet to come up with topic ideas. Being able to do laundry on a Tuesday morning. Always looking for work. You have to think of new ideas all the time. Being your own boss. Endless possibilities. Reading, reading, reading. Writing, writing, writing. Editing, … Continue reading Freelancing Means…