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Featured Stories Issue #19

Selected stories from 8,800+ writers supporting 88,600+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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We are delighted to present engaging and informative stories covering a broad range of topics for your enjoyment today.

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Thank you for following our publication and reading the stories of our contributing writers.

If you missed the previous digest, you can access them from this collection.Collection of Featured Stories
Easy access to daily selected stories from engaging writers of ILLUMINATIONmedium.com

Please enjoy these informative, engaging, and inspiring stories.

Brian E. Wish, PhD

He Just Needed A Few More Months…
Cicero, reluctant father figure.medium.com

Claudia Stack

A Brief History of the Canetuck Rosenwald School in Pender County, NC
Community sacrifice built Rosenwald schoolsmedium.com

Noorain Hassan, BMS

The U.S. Prisoners and Their Unspoken Philosophy
Dignity denied: game of power & deathmedium.com

The Maverick Files

Dear Illumination Readers — From Infant to Legend in A Year’s Time
The story of Dr Mehmet Yildiz’s baby — Illuminationmedium.com

Geetika Sethi

Celebration Time With Lord Shiva -The COO Of ILLUMINATION, As It Turns No-1 Today!
It’s an honour indeed to be able to seek the blessings and guidance of the most loving, good and kind-hearted living…medium.com

Simon Dillon

Spinner Part 2 of 4
A woman trapped in an abusive relationship during lockdown investigates a malevolent supernatural force in her…medium.com

Margie Pearl

Empowering Life Lessons from Women in Black
Not a reverie on the rosary, but an homage to the Sisters who taught me at Catholic Girl’s School.medium.com

Francesco Rizzuto

Needles
Some weeks ago, a small piece of news appeared on page sixteen of the Spuzzum District Sentinel alongside a full-color…medium.com

Noah Nelson

Why I Write So Much
And how you can too.medium.com

Shashi Sastry

Book: Philosophy of Life Instinct: Chapter 14: Love and Friendship
Two beautiful powersmedium.com

Tim Sussmann

Calling your own abundance
Today six turkeys walked past my window. I’m a big-time lover of looking up the animal’s spiritual significance. So…medium.com

Shiraz Zafar Hussain

109 of the Best Writing Quotes
Become Better Instantlymedium.com

Warren Brown

The Medium Playlist on YouTube
Expressing my Medium vision through YouTube videosmedium.com

Hammad Khalid

How to Get Out of Publishing Purgatory
I thought I was the only one with 20+ drafts still waiting to see the light of day. I’m not.medium.com

Hannah Bailey-Evans

Do you consume the news or does it consume you?
(Hint: it probably does)medium.com

Dalibor Országh

How to take your Life back
Is every day in your life the same? Are you unhappy with that? Continue reading and learn how to escape from this trap!medium.com

Ian Worrall

Villains For Your Story
Some fiction writing tipsmedium.com

W. Cahraman

An Owl Flying
Poemmedium.com

Jason

5 Easy Tips to Help Raise Financially Smart Kids
Don’t wait until your kids get their first job or even worse, move out on their own to teach them these money life…medium.com

Josh Balerite Acol

Dear Inner Self
A poetry prompt for day 4medium.com

Floyd Mori

Magical London In The Christmas Season
The trip was a dream come truemedium.com

Keith R Wilson

Three Men in Prison and a Bee that Could Help Them Escape
The boredom of thinking you know everythingmedium.com

Yaman Ramadan

What Is The Difference Between A Dream And Vision
Dream and vision,What is the difference between them, what is the meaning of the dream, what is the meaning of the…medium.com

ABINAS JAGERNAUTH

Everyone Must One Day Stand on Their Own Two Feet
Helping others too much hurts you and themmedium.com

Çiğdem Arca

6 Things that I learned during the Covid Quarantine
2020 had been very challenging for me. I had a full year for sure and I bet a lot of people are feeling the same way…medium.com

Malky McEwan

It’s 25 Years Since the Dunblane Massacre
I lived 8 miles away and policed the streets in the aftermathmedium.com

Maddie McGuire

Right Now You’re an Acorn. How Do You Become an Oak Tree?
You already have all the makings of one inside of you.medium.com

Malin Curry

So You Signed Up for Medium, Now What?
3 pronged steps to creating an effective content production process for noovie Medium writersmedium.com

Steven-Paul Graham

8 Reasons You Are Stuck in the Mud
The reality of why we have a hard time moving forward.medium.com

Francesco Joseph

10 Success Stories: It’s Never Too Late To Do Anything!
It’s Never too Late to Succeedmedium.com

Qadir Abdus-Sabur, Ph.D.

Plane of Truth
Geometry of Social Justicemedium.com

Kyle Chastain

7 Things to Stop Saying When You Talk to Yourself
Make the voice in your head work for you.medium.com

David Gerken

Meditation’s Anti-aging Benefits
For the life of me I can’t figure out why more people don’t meditate. It’s not that hard, doesn’t take much time and…medium.com

Ayesha Ahmed

How to be productive in 2021 + Bonus Tip!
A student- friendly guide on how to be your most productive self with a bonus tip 🙂medium.com

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE

How Changing Your Nights Could Return Flow to Your Days
The truth about the impact of sleep on every area of our livesmedium.com

Nasar Karim

Look Down Look Down
A Lockdown poemmedium.com

Farrah Smith

The One Technique We Can All Use to Reach Greater Success and Happiness
How setting intentions can profoundly impact your mindset and ability to be joyful and truly thrive.medium.com

Steven-Paul Graham

The Small Things Nice People Always Make Sure to Do
To understand is to see the human in everyone.medium.com

Bhavna Narula

What Are You Afraid Of?
God asked me one daymedium.com

Shaheen Hashmi

Simple Ways That Will Help You Be Happier Now
Happiness is not a destinationmedium.com

Raj Bhatia

My efforts to reduce my carbon footprint has left me, fitter
The connection between the two is fascinatingmedium.com

Mary Beth Hazeldine

Make Your Dreams Come True In 3 Easy Steps
Don’t die knowing you made the wrong choices in life.medium.com

Noorain Hassan, BMS

What’s Making Illumination Stick Out for More Than a Year Now? Is It You?
Illumination turns no-1 today.medium.com

Denise Vitola

Why I Changed My Medium Username
It wasn’t mine to use, and may never be.medium.com

pst tomowo

Faith is not just a Doctrine… Faith is a core to God!
God always tilts towards anyone that acts and operates in faith, no matter who they are…medium.com

Linda Kowalchek

Writing is all about showing your personality.
Don’t spend your time and energy trying to be someone or something that you aren’t.medium.com

B. A. Cumberlidge.

Weekly Reading Insights. By B. A. Cumberlidge.
Intrigued Eyes On A Content Creators Prize. Issue №11.medium.com

𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝙼𝚌𝙶𝚊𝚠

6 Ways to Survive Your Temporary Job
1. Stop saying “I’ll be happy when…”medium.com

Lindsey Moore

How a Question About An Economic Stimulus Check Led to a Verbal Fight
Just don’t ask people if they have received a stimulus checkmedium.com

The Dozen

There’s No Such Thing As Writer’s Block
It’s something you’re not willing to admit.medium.com

Claire Kelly

Happy Birthday, ILLUMINATION! Might I present a poem in your honor?
Do you want some candles too? A song, perhaps?medium.com

Bill Abbate

Find the Encouragement You Need and How to Deal with Difficulties in Your Life
“Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.” J. Sidlow Baxtermedium.com

Calvin Lassiter

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#3)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in life.medium.com

Kevin Jahleel Ishimwe

Hope: Life Force That Outlives the Spring Ephemerals
A poemmedium.com

Dr. Fatima Imam

Acceptance led to Absence
Poetry prompt Day:-6medium.com

Tavian Jean-Pierre

A Step by Step Guide To Becoming A Modern-Day Polymath
How to become an expert in at least 3 thingsmedium.com

Vickie Trancho

When A Blessing Doesn’t Feel Complete
May the road rise up to meet youmedium.com

Vaishali Paliwal

My Experiments With 24 Hours Water Fasting
With respect to study on flow statesmedium.com

Terry Trueman

Ask Ezra
Politics hasn’t ended with Trump’s loss . . it’s only a very good start.medium.com

Kristy Lynn

I Need to Speak with the Medium gods About Loyalty — Now
Small business rule #1: Don’t lose a customermedium.com

Carole Olsen

5 Things That Make Me Despise My Husband During the Pandemic
After 365 days of this, is there such a thing as marital bliss?medium.com

Gippolito Ndp

I’m Feeling Twitchy and Nostalgic — and Old, but Let’s Pretend the Last Part is not an Issue
Here’s the deal — bullet points that are on my mind, chronologically speaking, in staccati mode, not necessarily in…medium.com

Alexander Yu

Honestly, I’m Going To Miss The Lockdown (But Not The Pandemic). Here’s Why.
A year ago, in early March 2020, I was wrapping up a 1-on-1 with my then-manager at work. These were the times when…medium.com

Elvie Lins

Tam Coc and Rowing Boat Rides in Vietnam
I may not have great words to describe the beauty of Tam Coc. This was one of those memorable travel I have experienced…medium.com

Heather Quarles

Five Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned from Binging America’s Next Top Model
And no, getting off the couch wasn’t one of themmedium.com

Naf Beltran

What Is Grief if Not Love Persevering?
Why one line from episode eight of WandaVision has become a defining moment of the series and helped me cope with the…medium.com

Linda Kowalchek

If You Snoop on Your Partner Be Prepared for the Worst
A warning from a divorce lawyer of 20 years.medium.com

Hasan Mahbub Tusher

A Psychological Take on Fighting COVID-19
What behavioural science say about how we should handle the pandemicmedium.com

Obinna Uruakpa

No Celebrations For The Trailblazers
Theirs is the call of self-assigned duty that never really endsmedium.com

Chloe Paulina Hawes

I Choose to Choose
and I choose to dance into freedommedium.com

Dan Lee

Writing as a Feedback Loop
“A sorcerer is an empty man except for a collection of stories with a universal application.” (Carlos Castaneda’s Don…medium.com

Aldric Chen

Writers: How To Use Twitter To Your Advantage.
It takes a while to understand what is going on. I will share my learning through this story.medium.com

Neha Sandhir S

Energize The Heartbeat
Close your eyes
Peep inside 
Smile a little 
Bring in the divine light
Feel the energy
Guide it to your heart
Disguised…
medium.com

Jacquelyn Lynn

Economic Freedom, Prosperity, and the Pandemic
Inspiration is in the mind and heart of the beholdermedium.com

Melanie J.

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#16)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in lifemedium.com

Yvonne Vávra

How to Tame Your Inner Troll
Science proves that self-compassion makes us more motivated, hopeful, and resilient. So let’s stop the self-bashing and…medium.com

Kathy Brunner

No Apologies. I Want It All!
Is there post-pandemic greed we all crave?medium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

What If You Became
A bluebirdmedium.com

Sumesh P

How Intermittent Fasting Affected My Uric Acid Levels
See the impact of Intermittent Fasting and One Meal a Day on Uric Acid with data from years of personal experience.medium.com

Giulia Penni

Did You Know Your Phone Has a Panic Emergency Button?
Here’s useful information on how to set up your device.medium.com

Holistic Dan

The Writer’s Paradox
“Go with the flow“ vs “practice makes perfect”…medium.com

Warren Brown

Practise 360 Degree Thinking
Develop your writing by using multiple perspectivesmedium.com

Eric Fermon™

Visit to HQ
The Fedora Xtamemory Archivesmedium.com

Mike Orsini

Hopeful Living: A Plan To Go Nowhere
Ahhhh, the easy life. Wouldn’t it be great? Isn’t it our subconscious goal? Maybe even our conscious goal? To get to…medium.com

Heber Rowan

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day
Around the world, despite an international pandemic, this day was marked. In green.medium.com

Ivette Cruz

A Smile
A smile is a giftmedium.com

Sharon Woodhouse

Values Arbitrage
Taking Advantage of Differences in Priorities, Ethics, Culture, and Systems of Meaning for One’s Own Gainmedium.com

Anggun Bawi

5 Heartbreaking Lessons I Learned from Losing My Father During Pandemic
I’ll never look at life the same way ever again.medium.com

Dr. Preeti Singh

Celebrate the Inspirational Doctor in the Service of People
Salutations to you dear doctor for serving in underdeveloped countries and developing communities.medium.com

Saurabh

Silky Night
I followed them that nightmedium.com

Khadejah Jones

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Mentor
C’mon, you know what you’re doing.medium.com

Fahri Karakas

Imagine You Can Clone Yourself
In this blog, you will imagine that you can clone yourself. Please respond to the following questions:medium.com

Steven-Paul Graham

Routine to Death
Why you must always be willing to rework your routine.medium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: March 19
Uprisings, Appeasements, and Game Changersmedium.com

Randy Wolken

How Are You Living Your One Amazing Life?
High-quality moments matter mostmedium.com

Alejandro DiazManaging with Courage and Compassion During a Global Pandemic
Bymedium.com

anuj gautam

Rose and I
All I wanna see is a smile on her face,
Nothing seems in time when I don’t feel about her,
Stars do not seem to be out…
medium.com

Nishith Goyal

You Are a Sum Total of Everything You Have Done and Will Do
Keep on adding every day’s experiences and create a life of fulfillment.medium.com

Vince Coliam

Surreal Tonality
A Star Is Mademedium.com

Mr. Huseyin

How To Provide Motivation
You can provide motivation you needmedium.com

The Orange Gildersleeve

The Purest Form of Love
If you don’t have a pet, you should probably go out and invest, or at least seriously consider getting one.medium.com

Raza Hussain, MD

You Can Still Have a Job and Get Rich
No need to start a business or be an entrepreneur to build wealthmedium.com

Jeff Langley

Tweet of Burden
100-letter micro poems to #twittletweet and #twittleon Twittermedium.com

Terry L. Cooper

Writer’s brain should be added to the ICD-10 codes.
medium.com

Deborah Weir

Gratitude Towards Death
Why I am grateful my father didn’t live longermedium.com

Carlos Garbiras

Financial Nuggets

Invest or pay off the mortgage?
Which puts you in a better financial position?medium.com

Jake Meiss

For By Grace You’ve Been Saved Through… Allegiance?
I’ve become convinced, with the help of books like Matthew Bates’ Salvation by Allegiance Alone, that in most contexts…medium.com

Mila

What Can Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Teach Us About Love
When you are a strong team nobody can stand in your way, not even the Queen.medium.com

Selina Hajarat

Inside the Head of a Mental Disorder Patient
— conversations with the demonsmedium.com

Shannon Mary Sims

Sharon Osborne Made All the Classic White Friend Blunders
While the Jazz Academy shows us how to do it rightmedium.com

Esse Letters

Where Could My Luck Have Gone?
I used to have a ton of luck, now, I’m afraid I could drown in the shower.medium.com

Vincent Van Patten

Dawn of Spring
A poem of hope, togetherness, and awakeningmedium.com

Simon Dillon

Spinner Part 3 of 4
A woman trapped in an abusive relationship during lockdown investigates a malevolent supernatural force in her…medium.com

Dr. Preeti Singh

Slow But Sure — Wishing A Happy Birthday To Illumination with Champagne!
Not another story, but a very special story with a toast and cheers!!medium.com

Danielle Loewen

9 Ways to Be a Great Friend to Someone Who’s Had a Miscarriage
There’s often nothing worse than everyone pretending it never happenedmedium.com

Hammad Khalid

3 Muslim Polymaths Who Changed The World
I’d bet you haven’t even heard of them — it’s ok, I hadn’t either.medium.com

Vanessa Harrill

How Competing With Myself Helped Build Self-Confidence and Success in Life
This Process of Confidence Building Might Be Easier Than You Thinkmedium.com

Jonathan Thomas

Tolerance Break Day 5 of 7
— AfroPolymathmedium.com

Agnes Laurens

Wow!!! A Milestone for ILLUMINATION — Congratulations
Something to celebrate!medium.com

Terry Trueman

May Peace Be Smattered All Over Your Face
Once in awhile
An idea pops up for a poem’s title
That is impossible to improve upon
By an actual poem:
medium.com

Floyd Mori

Grandchildren Are A Blessing Of Life
You are fortunate if you have themmedium.com

Julia Oren

7 Pinot Noir Alternatives That People Deserve to Know About
Expand your wine comfort zone and surprise your friendsmedium.com

Rosa Diaz

The 12 Killers of Our Most Valuable Resource
Recognizing these killers in our life and work help us to avoid them and make better use of our time.medium.com

Lucia Landini

One Lesson I Learned From Procrastination
When I left high school and started university, I found it extremely difficult to organize my time studying. I didn’t…medium.com

Vaishali Paliwal

0. The Yes and No of Existence
The Sufi Book Of Life By Neil Douglas- Klotzmedium.com

Mary Beth Hazeldine

Has Bitcoin Put Us on the Verge of a Decentralized Finance Revolution?
What is bitcoin and how does it work?medium.com

Gosia

5 things about weight loss I found to be untrue
These myths only slow down the process instead of improving your health and well-beingmedium.com

Kyle Chastain

Practical Grandiosity: Robert Greene’s Advice for Success the Smart Way
You need to know your limits.medium.com

Ulf Wolf

Attention Units
What is our Allotment?medium.com

Aisha Yari

Why the black community needs to stand in solidarity with the Asian community
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a…medium.com

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The powerful minds and leaders behind the success of a significant publication on Mediummedium.com

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