Month: January 2016

ADHD: The Puppy In My Briefcase

I never did officially disclose it to HR. When I asked a coworker if I should, she answered, "Well, do you need any accommodations?" I answered honestly, "Just patience." This was a few years ago, and at the time, I was a super rookie. I didn't know if disclosing it to HR could help or hurt me career-wise.

I’d like to shout it out loud for once, but I can’t. So, I’ll write it out here, ” I have adhd!” It’s nothing to be ashamed of, right? Especially now that there’s all these movements toward eliminating stigmas against mental illness and disabilities, right? Nope. It’s not that simple. While I don’t feel like …

11 Totally Original Pastel Color Palettes

A love for pastels has become somewhat of a subculture online. One can easily find tumblr blogs, pinterest accounts etc. dedicated solely to pastels. Whether in the composition of an art piece, a bedroom or a cupcake, pastels are sure to bring peace to any space. I've created a bank of pastel palettes to inspire my future creative endeavors. I hope you can find them useful too.

Clouds, skylines, cotton candy, your grandmother’s head of hair, sea foam, the Care Bears–they all elicit a sense of innocence and safety. I say it’s no surprise these images conjure up comfort and sanctuary; this is due to the fact that they all converge on the pretty color palette of pastels. A love for pastels …

Brilliant Blogs Created by Women

I bet you didn't know that only 30% of Google's workforce is female. It would be easy to blame Google for this lopsided number, but pickings are slim when it comes to women with experience in the field. Out of the 57% of Bachelor's degrees earned by women, only 12% are in computer science. Another part of the problem is how much more desired men are to women in the eyes of investors (investors apparently love attractive men).

I bet you didn’t know that only 30% of Google’s workforce is female. It would be easy to blame Google for this lopsided number, but pickings are slim when it comes to women with experience in the field. Out of the 57% of Bachelor’s degrees earned by women, only 12% are in computer science. Another …

Do You Self-Censor as Much as I Do?

I suspect it's a habit that extends beyond the world of writing. How many times have you answered a question with "fine," regardless of the true answer which was probably something more like "exhausted," "thrilled!" or "frightened?" Before we even speak the truth, we lay out our stock answers. Answers we assume beforehand are going to be accepted. However, it seems the more distance we create from individualized answers, thoughts, curiosities or opinions we perpetuate a culture of mundane unacceptability or rather predictable judgments.

My best writing comes from inside of me. It seems the more honest and transparent I am on paper (or on screen), the more I connect with my readers. I always say that a writer who reveals personal and individualized work is actually the most universal; this is because a reader relates the most to …

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