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When To Stop Learning Something New

Better to have tried and failed. I spent the past 3 months digging into how to alter product gallery thumbnails on desktop vs mobile for WooCommerce products. There’s a plugin involved that did a lot of the heavy lifting, but I wanted to display product thumbnails on desktop but only pagination dots on mobile. Accessing…

Why “Don’t Work Too Hard” Is Defeatist Advice

Each person decides for themselves their level of income, security, and future. “Don’t work too hard” isn’t about avoiding 120-hour work-weeks, but it does leave out the possibility for a deeper flow or curiosity or focus. Actively working hard can take a mere 10 mins. It isn’t necessarily the duration but the dedication. It’s not…

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People Making You Feel Reluctant About Using Social Media?

Them: “I’ve actually gotten very reluctant and a little paranoid about how to comport myself on Instagram because I seem to have offended someone by the way that I was sending things on private message without realizing it. I was just trying to be friendly and keep in touch but they got really mad. So…

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Standing Up For Your Mental Health – Growing A Pair Of Balls

Carrie: “I want to kill all the other drivers on the road while I’m driving to work. I hate the situation I’m stuck in at work!” Had a good chat with my friend Carrie, who hates her job situation but is afraid of standing up for herself by telling her boss what would be better…

Spot The Cracks

How do you see outside of yourself if you’re using your own eyes to see? Spot the cracks. Rock climbing uses a method for reaching higher: spot & spike. Look up, spot a crack, place and drive a spike (piton). Carry a hammer Have a pocket full of spikes Spot the cracks “In climbing, a…

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From “You Can’t Pop So Stop” to Teaching Dance Classes 2 Years Later

In 1980, from the rolled-down window of a yellow school bus in Long Beach, CA, a voice yelled, “You can’t pop so stop!” They were right, my dance skills sucked. They were wrong, I wasn’t going to stop. Two years later I was teaching popping at The Broadway Academy of Performing Arts in Carmichael, CA….