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Destressing – Finding That Work-Life Balance

Destressing – Finding That Work-Life Balance

At the time I am writing this, I’m curled under a weighted blanket and researching other methods to destress and find that precious work-life balance. Typically, I attempt to make these blog posts evergreen, meaning that I try to not include current events to sure a...

UFOs: I Want to Believe

UFOs: I Want to Believe

Like many in the Outpost, I’m a huge X-Files fan. I am fascinated by things I don’t understand (except advanced mathematics I can leave well enough alone). My household constantly streams documentaries with a decent amount of screen time allotted to astrophysics,...

Motivation

Motivation

Financial advisor, Chinkee Tan said, “Opportunity comes to the prepared mind.” With that in mind, I’ll add that motivation acts as the vehicle to success. Tan embodies his quote. His family’s business suffered a huge loss when he was twelve and he did what he could to...

Sailor Moon: Modern Retelling of Female Warriors

Sailor Moon: Modern Retelling of Female Warriors

Back when I watched the syndicated episodes of Sailor Moon I loved the storyline of a group of heroines tasked with saving Earth. Little did I realize the Sailor Senshi are inspired (loosely) by real women. Most fans outside of Japan would fail to make the connection...

Recreating Yourself to Find Happiness

Recreating Yourself to Find Happiness

Pausing a second here. It’s been a crazy, very rough, bizarre, and for many, a bad year. The Outpost (this community of creatives [that’s you too BTW]) is a sanctuary of the geeky, pop-culture loving peeps — a place where we come together and celebrate differences,...

Turn Fear Into a Superpower

Turn Fear Into a Superpower

Ever been paralyzed by the concept of success? This whole concept makes us our biggest enemy and the only way to overcome is to turn our fear into a superpower. Think about a time fear of success held you back.  How did you overcome it? Or did you? I would love...

Star Wars Viewing Order

Star Wars Viewing Order

With the Skywalker saga concluding with the release of "The Rise of Skywalker," as viewers we are left with the challenge of the correct viewing order of Star Wars. After conducting research (read: cruising the first page of Google search results), it seems this hot...

Beat Procrastination

Beat Procrastination

We all struggle with the occasional bout of procrastination. The amount of time we struggle with it is up to each one of us. Since I am currently attempting to battle a bit myself, I dove in and attempted to figure out ways to beat my own stubborn streak. What I...

The Power of Frankenstein

The Power of Frankenstein

Every year, I re-read Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. I’m fascinated with all the underpinnings of what makes us human or monster. As a novel, there is a unique power in Frankenstein that is overlooked by most adaptations.  Before I really dive into the takeaways of...

The Empathy Impact

The Empathy Impact

Creativity is great -- when it comes to you. Those flashes of inspiration are incredible. I’ve written on how to cultivate a mind ripe for exploration through continuous study. But how do we ensure our new knowledge is the most likely to generate actual fruit. After...