Tag Archive: life hacks

On getting over imposter syndrome…

This post is about imposter syndrome. Specifically, mine! I’ve had a stubborn, recurring case for, oh, pretty much my life. As a grad student, parent, creative professional, um… person who cooks things people actually like…? And so on. But I am pleased to report that it seems I am finally kicking the old affliction! Hallelujah. So […]

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Creativity tip: Tiny toolkits

A while back, I wrote about my grand plan to put out more frequent, shorter, simpler posts. For example, I thought I would share tiny great ideas. So far I’ve done it exactly once. Ha! Typical Elena. Brevity is not my thing. But today I have a little tip for you, if you’re trying to weasel in time for […]

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Good Idea #1: Two tiny Konmari tidying tips

As a part of my blogging-made-manageable plan, I’m starting a kind of a series here today. Are you ready? The big-little idea is simply this: To chronicle sparkling ideas. Short posts with digestible fragments of fresh brilliance! Here’s the thing – does this happen to you? – I often stumble upon a tiny brainchild, something someone […]

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Anger Management, As Told By Cats

I’ve made something kinda nice and relevant for me, that I hope you find helpful too! Five interesting tips on keeping calm – getting a little less angry! Illustrated with cute cats, as one does 😉 . But first – because it’s been a hundred thousand years, a little update and some context! As I write this, […]

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An Illustrated Goal Guide: The Action

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An Illustrated Goal Guide: The Idea

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On Goal Setting: The Before Story

If you are reading this, it’s a sparkling moment for me, and not only because you’re here, although that is delightful. It’s a special moment because the extremely improbable has occurred. If you are reading this, it will mean that I – the creative wanderer, the half-finisher, the tinkerer, the head-in-the-clouds dreamer, talker, never-doer – have fulfilled a […]

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