Selected Stories from ILLUMINATION-Curated

Compiled by Dr Mehmet Yilidiz – Editor in Chief

Recent submissions to ILLUMINATION-Curated

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.

The Power of Gratitude Can Help You Re-frame the Challenges of Life
Can’t think of anything to be grateful for?


Are We Mistakenly Applying Diversification to Humanity?
Can We Find New Ways to Heal Divisions?

Paul Thomas Zenki

Why I Stopped Forgiving People… and Maybe You Should, Too
Forgiveness was turning me into a

Julia E Hubbel

When My Sisters Preach Truth
I love to share

MaryJo Wagner, PhD

The Good, The Bad, The Not So Ugly:
Sheltering in My HOme

Marjorie J McDonald

Enjoy Communicating With More Ease
Making your writing fun will inspire you to

Breanna Lowman

Nature’s Edifice
If the world

Paul Abela, MSc

How I Dealt With a Priest Trying to Groom Me
A first-hand experience gave me an understanding of how difficult it is to deal with

Tim Ebl

How to Make Easy No-Knead Sourdough Rye Bread — My Latvian Grandma’s Recipe
Sourdough starter and home baked goodness from

Pene Hodge

Mexico IS Paying For the US Border Wall?
A few Pesos at a

Leo Guinan

The Future Workweek
It’s Time for the 40-Hour Workweek to

Tom Hanratty

Master Bao and the Running Man
Real wealth is peace of

Harry Seitz

The Lover

Suntonu Bhadra

Framed Or Not
that’s not the

Sharena Rice

Growth: How Big a Fish, How Big a Pond?
A big fish in a small pond? A small fish in a big pond? Or is something else even better?

Darcy Thiel

Memo to the President
Even though it was completely

Floyd Mori

Hachiko, An Amazing Dog and Faithful Friend
A loyal Akita dog in

Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

The Chhat Puja Festival
The austere six-day mega-festival with two strict fasts of thirty hours and then for forty hours that don’t allow even…

Daryl Mowat

The Realism of Immediate Continuity
Eternal time in the Now only exists as a delusion of our

Nikhil Vemu

My first iPhone
I got YouTube

janny’s heart

Leaving Too Soon
Holding my

Brian Dickens Barrabee

All The Rocks In My Aquarium
Linda, maniacally: If I don’t get that rock back by tonight, I’m calling the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission and…

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

Caution: Be Careful Who You Trust
Many Christians who call themselves “prophet” are


A Life Not Worth Living
A Haiku about a Life Not Worth

Eshan Samaranayake

Do You Feel Like You Always Expect the Worst? Blame It on the Genes
Most of our ancestors were most probably pessimists. And that was a good

Wilson da Silva

Spinal Surgery, Complete with ‘True Love’
Watching a five-hour operation to correct a spinal deformity is not for the faint

Terry Mansfield

Why Outsourcing Bookkeeping May Be A Company’s Best Option
A fundamental question a company should ask itself is whether to keep the bookkeeping function in-house or to outsource…

Lester Golden

Lady Liberty’s Me Too Moment: the Trump Dump
But her reality TV ex still stalks


Four Responses to Trauma that Destroy Relationships
And the one that

Rebecca Stevens A.

Who Benefits Most From A Divided America?
Criminal investigators always ask themselves a crucial question when starting on a new case. Who stands to benefit the…

Julia E Hubbel

What Does it Mean to Live Large?
It may not be what you

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

I Published Six Articles on Vocal
This is what I

Drama Llama

Loneliness and Isolation in a Materialistic World
The anxiety to conform to contemporary

Robert Trakofler

Slow Walking Man (A true story)
Poetry and spoken word by Robert

Mukundarajan V N

We Can Create Our Own Smart Luck
How to harness the power of

Alexandra Forsyth

To That One Guy:

Jamie Golob

Activating the Power of the Root Chakra
Energy, awakening, grounding, and

Kiranjeet Kaur

7 ways to be Eco-Friendly

Melissa Raise

How To Get Out Of Pain
What do you do when you have an itch? You scratch it, of course. It’s a knee-jerk reaction that you don’t even have to…

Deborah Barchi

Lament For a Meadow
Sadness and gratitude for a vanishing field of

Remington Write

Only on the New York City

Tom Handy

One Thing I Stopped Doing to Get Out of My Depression
You need to know how to help you fight your own

Amy Hartsough

4 Helpful Coping Skills for This Terrible Pandemic Fatigue
This is hard, but there is a way through

Floyd Mori

Walter Tsukamoto Was A Japanese American Leader
He was also a U.S.

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

10 Life Lessons For Children
A parent must be their

Liam Ireland

Staring Death In The Face…
and coming up

Thomas Oppong

Struggle to Wake Up in The Morning? You Don’t Have to be a Morning Person to be Successful
Tap your energy cycle to boost your

Sebastian Purcell, PhD

Why The Buddhists and Aztecs Insist That Happiness Follows The Words You Say
What Crosses Your Lips Pre-Frames Your

Daniella Mini

Dear President-elect and Vice President-elect: The Bar Has Been Set High
Please, don’t let the voters

J.D. Harms


Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

Fish-bone in Her Gums
It wasn’t bad enough to make her become

Haris Mohammad

5 Science-Backed Techniques to Help Your Brain Remember What You Learn
In the end, what you remember is what you

Nikhil Vemu

UPI — India’s Way of Secure Digital Payments
It isn’t a Hyperbole that the World smells Innovation in India’s

Darcy Thiel

There’s No Place Like Home
So why can’t Dad just stay there?

Brian Dickens Barrabee

There’s A Ninja In My Bathtub
Trapped with no place to escape, the Ninja’s were apprehended with no one

Pene Hodge

Surviving COVID
This is what I

Dr Michael Heng

Why Data Science Needs People Management Buy-In
From Data Analytics to People Analytics to Enterprise

Harry Seitz

A Season of Survivor Was Filmed on an Island Nicer Than Mine
The toughest job you’ll ever

Christian Soschner

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Sleep Quality
Why Steve Harvey Is Wrong With His

Adriana Sim

3 Ways I Haven’t Honoured My Friendships Over the Years
Some mistakes are just

Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers

Enchanting Love of Nature
You were my morning sun peeping through the window.
Waking me up from a beautiful dream
You were my breeze in the…

Melissa Raise

We had OUR 21ST CLASS today!
Teaching fitness to adolescent kids has taught me a lot about resistance and

Tom Handy

How to Make Your Marriage Last Forever
Keeping a marriage together is simply using the right

MaryJo Wagner, PhD

How to Use Free Tools for Better Writing
Grammarly, Spellcheck, and Find and


Living In The Past Can Be More Addictive Than Drugs
Living in the past is like an addiction. If you stay where you are, eventually, you will end up slowly destroying…

Kapil Goel

2 Powerful Lessons From The Story of Darby — A Salesman
Stickability Vs


Parsley — Not Just For Decoration
A tanka and a stutterer’s response to an acrostic

Randy Wolken

What Gives You The Rest You Need Now?
Rest gives you the energy you need to be

Daryl Mowat

Numbers are Meaningless; Words have Meanings
Have you ever wondered what the meaning of meaning is?

Rebecca Romanelli

Let Your Inner Weirdo Out
I’ve encountered and known thousands of people. I’ve never met a ‘normal’. Everyone’s weird in their own

Eunice Gikonyo, Msc Psychology

How To Earn Respect
Start with not trying to earn

Eshan Samaranayake

What We Think of as Reality Is Just an Interpretation
Lessons learned from ‘Deviate’ by Beau

Neha Sandhir S

Swallow Your Pride
Cherish being

Erwin Leonardy

Getting a Job During a Pandemic
Graduating during a pandemic is beyond our control, but our attitude towards it is within our


Guadalupe Can Use Some Help Here
Lost: immigrants, 360 children, 545 parents, separated at the border of US and

Aamna I. Rizvi

A French Philosopher’s Morning Checklist for An Empowered Life
Her list has relevance to our lives even after a full


I Am Celebrating 5 Years of Not Wearing Uncomfortable Footwear
Good Decisions Deserves

Dr. Preeti Singh

Unusual Experience of Life
Valuable lessons

Tim Ebl

The Body Odor Encounter That Nearly Ruined Flying For Me
Just aCanadian trying to get to

J.D. Harms

Couldn’t Think What to Say

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

The New Covid Learning Gap In Education
I predict this will impact many students for years to

Kris Franklin

College Football Bets for 11/21
Following and betting along with this blog over the season would have you up $310 so far. Check out the preview to this…

Nusrat Nisa

5 Platforms Where You Can Earn Money by Transcribing Audio
Rates, test systems, and my experiences with listening to people talk and writing it

Fleur Sauvage

6 ft Apart

Thomas Oppong

3 Underrated Habits That Can Help You Get More Done in a Day Than Most People Do in a Week
It pays to completely clear your mind and begin

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Checklist for Quality Submissions
Improve quality and readability of your

Stuart Englander

Every Choice You Make
Has a bearing on the world you live

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Ph.D.

10 Reasons Why it Makes Sense to Write on Medium
#2 and #3 are my

Jason Ward

People who gain incredible skills after head trauma
Acquired Savant Syndrome is an extraordinary

Myriam Ben Salem

Servant Leaders and the Art of Healthy Communication
Sometimes ignorance is the most effective way to disable

Daniel A. Teo

My Mother Died In My Arms
A Short

Mayank Pamnani

13 Incredible Life Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg
Tap into a billionaire’s

Alexandra Forsyth

Thankful and Blessed
A haiku with some morning

John Cunningham

Let your goals be your guide
Tips for creating stronger systems to achieve

Kimberly Thomas


Zachary Minott

This Quote From “The Good Place” Will Make You See Life in a Beautifully Different Way
Life is nothing more than a wave that forms, rolls, crashes, and

Steve Alexander🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸

An Open Letter to the Georgia Voting-Eligible People Who Supported Joe

Thomas Dylan Daniel

How To Write With Power
We write because we love it. And it makes us better. Here is a short guide to what I’ve learned about writing with…

Geri Shumer

How to Make A Thanksgiving Side Dish In Five Minutes
And everyone will LOVE it!

Shirley Willett

The Fifth Dimension Brings Different and Even Opposing Perspectives Into Coherency
We need to illuminate 5D perspectives for the crises we face in the world

James Jordan

Fighting off ADHD Hibernation
There’s a difference between getting away to recharge, and hiding from the

Audrey Malone

How to Do Effective 1-Minute Meditation Sessions for Mental and Physical Health Benefits
Learn three simple techniques to get you started on a journey to a better

Julia E Hubbel

The Physical Cost of Outrage
It’s not pretty. And it might be killing

Jill Reid

Voice Your Own Opinion in Your Writing or the Message May be Lost
The story is yours to

Dan Cadmus

If Your Pursuit is Happiness, Find Happiness in the Pursuit
Get lost in the process on the path to

John Teehan

Reach Your Goals By Eliminating These Bad Habits
No bad habit is insurmountable. Your goals are always within

The Maverick Files

If Death is Our Wake-up Call, We’ll Always be Too-Little-Too-Late
And hitting snooze is not an

Isaiah McCall

Are The Star Wars Prequels Better Than The New Films?
“I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.”

Nihan Kucukural

Don’t Worry About the Future
Your current concerns will be

Manas Bhardwaj

1 Simple Trick to Make a Good and Everlasting First Impression
Smile 🙂

Fareeha Arshad

I Was 23 and Couldn’t Stop Thinking About Death
Until the Japanese Senior Citizens Saved

Desiree Driesenaar

How 3 Secrets and Magic Metaphors Spark Our Stories
This image combines an eye and water. So, what about tears?

Terry Mansfield

A Killer Performance by Keanu Reeves in ‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum’
Keanu Reeves delivers more entertaining mayhem in the most recent installment of the ‘John Wick’ action movie…

Britni Pepper

Don Trump Can Save the World
But he won’t. Here’s

Kristina Segarra

Pfizer Vaccine Won’t Help You Now
Why you can’t fall into a false sense of

Terry L. Cooper

Seven French Students from Delaware, Canada, and Billy Joel
What could possibly go wrong in that equation?

Darcy Thiel


Floyd Mori

My Friend Has Become An Activist
Although she grew up with white

Mark C Watney

A Confession to My Wife
For Torturing Her with a Poem by Gerard Manley

Jeanette C. Espinoza

The Common Bond Between A Black Woman and A“Karen”
We both want to reach for our phones to dial 911, but for very different

Casi Mclean

The Secret To Claiming Your Destiny
How to discover the passion to live your

Brylin Phillips

Practical Ways To Improve Yourself
Improve yourself with just a little

Muda El Masry

Advices that changed my Writing style
3 Pieces of Advice that will help new and old writers reach their

Drama Llama

The Cognative Theory a Bunch of Bananas
The ‘aha’ moment when the penny

Piyush Kamal🎖

How Can Perception Hacking Boost the Bottom Line?
Lessons from nature, airline, and amusement

Yve Laran

New York City Moment I Miss
Friday Nights at the

Kaz Matsune

These Are What I Was Able To Accomplish in 2020 Because of COVID (You Still Have Time To Do the…
I look more

Tina Viju

This Holiday, Please Fill My Empty Chair

Marjorie J McDonald

How to Increase Your Productivity
Writing strategies to implement

Crystal Jackson

The Things We Learned This Year We May Too Soon Forget
When 2020 is over, I hope we’ll remember what we

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Imagine Sheldon On Medium
Reflections from the inner world of rowdy writers, editors, curators, publishers, and platform


Poetry and Walking
The Lockerbie Writers Poetry

Karen Madej

An Interview with Destiny
Celebrity guest presenter Madame Illume welcomes

Joe Luca

Sadness vs. Depression: Ain’t What They Used to Be
One Man’s

Paul Thomas Zenki

Why Science Should Take the Soul Seriously
Long relegated to the realms of religion, myth, and superstition, the soul is actually our most useful concept for a…

Kevin Farran

The Donald Donald Nursery Rhyme
How Trump’s behavior will be sung in years

Luke Beling

3 Simple Ways to Radically Reduce Stress
You owe it to

Neil Shurley

Breath Mints
A short

Emmanuel A. Anderson

6 Things That When You Do You Can Be Great at Conversations
The skills that make one better at

Simon Spichak

Lessons Learned from a Government Agency that Posts Surreal Memes on Social Media
How to make your messaging attractive to your target


The Way Forward
How (and why) treating the Green New Deal as a boogeyman only ensures we all

Chris Holman

Should Education be Free?
How the country will benefit and pay for it; meanwhile, reducing

Karthick Nambi

I Am An Indian Dog
I was called an Indian dog by someone on Facebook for my

Shweta L

How The Brutal Communal Violence Changed My Life 24 Years Back
I saw with the naked eye they set my neighbor on

Michele Thill

Change Your View On What You See
Take a NEW look on this old 2020

Erwin Leonardy

Mustering up the Temerity to Start a Startup in These Uncertain Times
This is the life-journey of a fledgeling tech-entrepreneur who attempts to go against the

Cocoa Griot

My New Canvas
I decided natural is my new

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Stories from ILLUMINATION-Curated
Compiled by Dr Mehmet Yildiz — Editor in Chief Please enjoy and share. Recent submissions to ILLUMINATION-Curated Cocoa…

Adam Tabriz, MD

The Rise of Industrial America and the Dawn of Individual Liberty
A Chronological Glance at the Inverse Relationship between Corporate Personification and the Individual…

Øivind H. Solheim

The Crowd
– we reach for the light
longing for clarity 
longing for what we do not see

Douglas Pilarski

Can’t Buy a Hat

Jack Burt

The Great Human Race

Rich Sobel

When is the Last Time You Talked About Axolotls?
Heck, do you even know what they are? I didn’t!

Charles Roast

I Had A Great Day Saturday
What’s wrong with me?

Regina Clarke

Apartheid In America: The Demon of White Privilege
We reap now our own desperate heritage as white people who have yet to come to terms with the darkness of our ancestors…

Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC

The progress of negativity may be destroying

James G Brennan

Michael Tom Dillon
And his big auld haunted

Audrey Malone

The Not So Surprising Last Words of a Billionaire: Steve Jobs
What reaching the pinnacle of success truly

Bhavna Narula

My Heart Is Bleeding
I wonder if spilling words will help stop

Liam Ireland

5 Ways How Illumination Curated Works For Advanced Writers
Illumination Curated, Where High Flying Writers Spread Their

Francine Fallara

French Kiss

Terry L. Cooper

How I was Taught to Deal with Flashbacks When in the Middle of One
PTSD can really knock the wind out of you at

Nihan Kucukural

Is Time Speeding up? Have a child!
Or try these other meaningful ways to slow down your

Utpal Kumar

Zoom Video Meets Cause Rise in Plastic Surgery
Zoom Dysmorphia seems

Michele Thomas

The Leaves Beneath My Feet
Autumn’s last

James Jordan

The Best Opportunity is Right Now for Writers
Learn about the writing business from the history of Rock and Roll

Nabil Alouani

Why Literally Everything You Do Matters
Your impact on yourself and the world is greater than you

Maria Cross

Covid-19 and Vitamin D: What to do While You Wait for the Vaccine
Here’s what you need to know about the role of vitamin

Dr. Dion

Back to Life. Back to Reality. Back to the Here and Now.
In the late 1980s, R&B group Soul II Soul released a single entitled, Back to Life. The song had a simple refrain…

Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.

Insights at the Intersection of Science, Art & Religion.
A response to the Mind and Life Institute’s XXVth Dialogue with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama,

Douglas Pilarski

Make a Speech Like Desmond Tutu
It’s you and your

Leo Guinan

Reflecting on My Startup Journey: Week One
What the Hell am I Doing?

Vixen Lea

I want a man who wants to text me back
Why you are worth more than an

Eira Braun-Labossiere 🌻

Pyjamas of Love and the Sugarplum Fairy Project
“Because every child deserves a new pair of pyjamas.”

Christopher Akinlade

Between Failure And Poverty of Dreams
That we may dream and

Jan M Flynn

How To Show Your Family and Friends You Love Them This Thanksgiving
Hint: from a

Dr. Manishi Pallavi

Happy Diwali
Diwali is a festival of lights over darkness, so fill your heart with the light on this auspicious

Piyush Kamal🎖

The Subtle But Practical Art of Meaningful Detachment
The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but doesn’t keep…

Suntonu Bhadra

5 TED Talks To Watch Today
covering diverse ideas, worth

Henery X

Every Move That’s Made Should Be Meant To Elevate Us

CR Mandler MAT

The Day I Screened My Calls

Edward Robson, PhD

5 Reasons Dating is a Waste of Time
For single

Helen Cassidy Page

Where Did All My Average Reading Time Go?
Did I become a cr*p writer overnight or is Medium messing with the algorithm again?

Yve Laran

Voluntary Confinement
Grateful to remain safe and

Mark Alden

5 Reasons Donald Trump Will Run For President In 2024
Don’t say goodbye to the maga hats just

Rich Sobel

Can We Use Ancient DNA to Recover Extinct Plants and Animals?
Using DNA to recover lost traits and maybe even whole animals is not out of the question anymore. But should we?

Tom Handy

Why Sex and Money Will Make You Question Everything You Know
A look at why sex sells and money does

Lynda Coker

Why Order Bumps are Draining Your Wallet and How to Stop the Leakage
7 Ways to break our love affair with order bumps and

Paul Abela, MSc

Will Your Life Improve Under a New President?
The Republicans and Democrats represent different sides of the same coin. What America needs is a new

Mayur sarda

In my 30’s I am thinking in a lot different way than I used to in my 20’s.
In my 20’s, I have made many blunders like any other 20 something. I was never honest with myself, but now in my 30’s I…

Sandra Barrett

The Squad-Empowering People One Tweet At A Time
Other politicians could learn a lot from them, if they choose to

Bill Abbate

A Fresh Look at Air in the World
Interesting facts most people do not

Kiranjeet Kaur

20 enzymes that are used in the food & Beverages industry
Enzymes name and its

Francine Fallara

Slowly but surely

Steve QJ

The Left Still Doesn’t Understand Trump’s Appeal
Dismissing Trump’s supporters as racist is way too

Sebastian Purcell, PhD

The Aztecs and Stoics Explain How to Gain in Happiness (Even While Losing Daily Joys)
The Key Is To Interrupt Your

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.

Why You Should Write Your Story, Even If You Think Others Won’t Get It
How to get past your doubts and give readers what they

Rebecca Stevens A.

You’ve Got Loads Of White Privilege, Start Sharing It!
White privilege is like winning billions of dollars in the lottery. You’ll never be able to spend it all in your…

Mehmet Yildiz

One Core Leadership Capability To Empower Writers
How three essential points can get you started, increase your confidence, and sustain your motivation for any…

Carolyn Hastings

When Love is a Pain in the ‘But’
my pre-emptive, retrospective admission to inadvertent plagiarism and copyright infringement — or

Dr. Preeti Singh

The Dream and The Reality
Life is

Sarah Towle

Why this Rio Grande Valley Lifer Swerved Off a Secure Career Path to Save Lives at the Border…
When victims of Trump & Co’s cruel immigration policies got stranded in Mexico, Gaby Zavala stood up for their

Leah Njoki

Surprising Things I’ve Learned as a Kenyan Living in Australia
What’s it’s like to be Black in the land down

Matt Stevenson

Elon Musk Is a Better Marketer than Steve Jobs
Three marketing rules from Tesla’s Cybertruck

Deborah Levine

A Bermudian-American Poem for Thanksgiving
We came to America without a clue
When November rolled around and Thanksgiving, too
Stories of pilgrims sailing in hope…

Jonah Angeles

I Spent Seven Years in University and All I Got was a Useless Psychology Degree
The story of how university made me lose my mind, and how I got it back and found myself in the

Douglas Pilarski

My Polish Hill
Say it in Polish: Polskie Wzgó

Chris McQueen

How I’ve Found The Key To Successful Relationships
What you can do to unlock this door to deeper

Johannes Mudi

A Tale Of Xavier
A poem in honour of a friend on her

Abena D

6 Ultimate Steps For Success in Life
Success is more than money and material

Robert Trakofler

poetry and spoken word by Robert

Rory Spanton

A Top Scientific Journal Just Published a Racist Algorithm
How a flawed face recognition AI sparked scientific

Desiree Driesenaar

Hey Girls, Can We Please Start Birthing the New World?
She is ready to be born!

Øivind H. Solheim

#StoptheLies, #StopTheSteal
Stop the Trump Supporters’ Shameful Offensive to Discredit the

Nicole Chardenet

How To Become A Canadian
Had enough with the Ignited States? Then it’s time to break up. Here’s

Arpit Ravichandran

5 Ways to De-Stress Yourself
A guide to living the ‘Happy Life’

Paul Myers MBA

Not Everything New Is Good for You
A story about the pain of

Muad Arshad

Did Trump promote ‘Crab-Mentality’?
“If I can’t have it neither can you”

Petr Swedock

Who Is Going To Do The Hard Work?
Reconstruction Begins.

Belinda Mallasasime

Knowing When To Let Go of A Dream
I became a Dreamer after listening to ‘Super Trouper’ by

John M Dabbs

Signaling The End for Apple
The M1 Chip and the unprecedented end of a good

James Jordan

Why do we Need Permission?
Stuck between doing what I want and doing what I

Jordan Mendiola

The Importance of Being Picky on Who You Spend Your Time With
Be picky because you only have one life and a limited amount of time on Earth — might as well make it

Mukundarajan V N

The Gut Instinct Is Not a Wild Guess
Our gut feelings may be more rational than we


Seeking Help For Emotional Wellness
Hiding is not

Erin King

Why Trumps Followers Are Just Adult Toddlers And It Has Nothing To Do With Politics
Nearly 10 years in the daycare business has explained

Tree Langdon

Ode to the Sun God
Life Goes

Dr John Rose

Stories From My Head.
My Thoughts and Meditations on Creating Story

Jamie Golob

Why Shiva Lingam Have Earned the Title of God Stone

Sophia Lill

7 Alex Trebek Inspiring Quotes
Alex Trebek Died on the 8th of November

Keira Fulton-Lees

In Mila’s Eyes
Poetry on Medium ∙ Autism ∙ Child Abuse and

Jennifer Friebely

My Fantasy Job Writing For Joe Biden
Hey, you never

Tom Hanratty

Master Bao and the Lessons of Power
Spiritual power cannot be taken. It can only be given

Viki Hines

What My Son’s Death Has Taught Me About Life
From grief to gratitude — Lessons learned the hardest way

Viktor Marchev

5 Easy Ways To Be Less Frustrated While Working At Home
#3: Get Rid Of

Bill Myers

Government Testimony: Check Reality Before You Panic
Will traffic flow really double & increase golf-cart vs. auto accidents in the retirement community?

Vixen Lea

Finding the Razzle-Dazzle
When plain old sobriety just isn’t

Haneen AbuFarha ✍🏼🇵🇸

Forget About Fixing Your Life: Burn it to Ashes & Start From Rock Bottom
You Deserve Better Than What ‘Others’ Say You

Myriam Ben Salem

My Takeaway From the Joker Movie
My two friends hated it and were shocked when hearing how much I love it…

J.P. Novice

Don’t Study For A Master’s Degree If You Can’t Find Any Job, Here’s Why
Do not escape reality. Put your head down, and keep

Simon Spichak

The Planet Where it Rains Rocks
On K2–141b it rains rocks and the oceans are

Bebe Nicholson

Why Nelson Mandela Can Model Our Way Forward
“Minds that seek revenge destroy states, while those that seek reconciliation build Nations.′′ Nelson

Godofredo Rojas

The Power to Say *No* to the Wrong Money
And get great

Randy Shingler

Arc Of History
Arc of history always being on our side
Inevitably moving towards what is right
Knowing arc germinates wide and deep…

Nicole Chardenet

Why Are Some Women Still So Afraid Of Personal Power?
It’s time to stop asking for it nicely. Just seize it, dammit. And stop voting for The

Rosa Walker

I Tried to Unplug My Family From Devices for One Day
Learn from my attempts to

Geetika Sethi

Things That Make You Human
Are always the things that do not make you

Dr. Manishi Pallavi

Stick Bug
An excellent and fantastic

Maruf Hossain | Unfiltered Life Perspectives

Understanding the Value of Your Writing
Writing is an art; find your purpose in

Neeramitra Reddy

8 Stoic Quotes That Can Change Your Life
Timeless pearls of wisdom from ancient

Agnes Laurens

Pizza Delicious
Tanka about

Jean Carfantan

Into the Crypt of Language
The secrets of

Rob Stux

Authentic Happiness Comes From Speaking Your Truth
The power of speech generates order from

Cairo Walker

Face the Fear and Accelerate Past the Rate of Change
The COVID-19 Pandemic sped-up trends that were already happening — reduced office space, digital acceleration, and…

Keith R Wilson

Looking for My Father in Emerson’s Essays
I recently opened for the first time, a volume of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson from the collection of old books in my…

Dr. Preeti Singh

A Chance to Be a Celebrity
A novel experience at a beauty

Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers

Blue Solace
Shades of inspiration and

Douglas Pilarski

secret sky
no one knows we are

Rob Cyrier

How Introverts Can Thrive in an Extrovert-Dominant Workplace
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How My African Identity Was Erased By White Supremacy
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