Daily Digest from ILLUMINATION

Featured Stories Issue #23

Selected stories from 8,900+ writers supporting 91,000+ readers on ILLUMINATION

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Dear readers,

It is a pleasure for us to present some engaging and informative stories covering a broad range of topics for your enjoyment each day.

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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.

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Editorial Bulletin #3 — A new chapter on Mediummedium.com

Karen Madej

Weekly Wisdom from Karen
#fictionseries #mystery #books #scifi #fictionmedium.com

Britni Pepper

This is the Start of Something Big
Chapter One in a new reading adventuremedium.com

Noorain Hassan, BMS

Where Will “Writers Like Us” Go Without Medium Publications?
But let’s not forget: writers need to keep trying (always)medium.com


‘Finding Derek’, a Harrowing Reality Check on COVID-19
a UK documentarymedium.com

Terry L. Cooper

To The Illumination Troll
Dr. Phil has an app for thatmedium.com

Dr. Preeti Singh

Dream World
The state of subconscious happinessmedium.com

Kim McKinney

Dear Guy In The Walmart Parking Lot Who Ridiculed Me For Masking
You and those like you have changed memedium.com

Kira Dawn

Crimson of Red❤Fills a Syringe,
I’m your Phantom🖤Let Me In🖤.medium.com

Jay Toran

Read Your Heart Out
And then READ some more and keep on goingmedium.com

Trapper Sherwood

The Worksheet Solution That Could Increase Your Pay
Imagine What Will Happen When You Apply These Concepts to Your Daily Lifemedium.com

Azja Delana

My 9–5 Job Doesn’t Feel Like a Job
Because I love it so muchmedium.com

Eddie Becker

Tuesday’s Mental Jukebox
We could all use a little more Marvin Gayemedium.com

Vishnu*s Virtues

Medium Publications Are Dead
Ev William’s recent update makes writers the ultimate winnersmedium.com

Victoria Ponte


Pat Austin Becker

Teachers Accumulate a Lot of Weird Things
Cleaning out after twenty-five yearsmedium.com

Randy Shingler

Oneness Everywhere
Oneness with the universe
Its all-encompassing vastness
Oneness with all other beings
In their triumphs and tragedies.

Christian B. Mbayabu

What is the Difference between a Want and a Need ? #19
As we saw in the story I am an Ambassador, you will never see the ambassador of a country go and represent the country…medium.com


7 Ways Creativity Can Happen Anywhere: Even in a Mental Clinic
#6 Be curiousmedium.com

Marcel Badia

The Journey of an Immigrant Becoming Entrepreneur
Life lessons to overcome the challenges of starting a business as a foreignermedium.com

Francesco Rizzuto

The Prisoner of O’Brien
A cautionary tale about bullyingmedium.com

Ashley Nicole

True Love Comes in the Most Unexpected Places
How I found my soulmate.medium.com

Tim Sussmann

Growing a garden
The romantic benefits of growing a gardenmedium.com

Melanie J.

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#17)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in lifemedium.com


My Creative Writing MFA Program Application Writing Sample Portfolio
(William Paterson University Admitted Me ; The Universities of Maryland and New Hampshire Denied Admission/Rejected…medium.com

Josh Balerite Acol

Dear Dreams
A poetry prompt for day 8medium.com


Welcome New Writers
Onboarding new contributors joining ILLUMINATION, ILLUMINATION-Curated, ILLUMINATION’S MIRROR, ILLUMINATION Book…medium.com

Steven Anthony

The Key to Keto
How Keto works, simply explainedmedium.com

Laura Culberg

A Message from One Contact Tracer
Waiting for that magic picnic in the cloudsmedium.com

Ilana Rabinowitz

This How Successful Writers and World-Class Athletes Stick To A Regimen
When it’s so easy to quitmedium.com

Floyd Mori

Vernon Maxwell Is A Black Person Who Does Not Like Utah
He says he experienced racismmedium.com

Anthi Psomiadou

Of Wounds and Liquid Sand
Heal and rollmedium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Editorial Bulletin #2medium.com

Terry Mansfield

Save Money By Buying Wholesale Organic Foods
Organic foods are being consumed more and more with every passing day.medium.com

Daniella Mini

Why Connecticut Must Review Its Kindergarten Entrance Age Guideline ASAP
Redshirting, state guidelines and equitymedium.com

John Hendry

What is Friendship?
I don’t really know the answermedium.com

Mahmut KÖRPE

6 Benefits of Mate Tea for Your Health
In Europe, mate tea is defined as the green gold of the locals.medium.com

Y. Vue

An exhausted Asian American and the Weight of the World
Struggling in a climate of Asian hate.medium.com

Douglas Perkins

What Did Stephen Crane Actually Believe?
The darkness of Crane’s poetrymedium.com

Richard Armstrong

I have three things I will not accept and three things I will take in my life.
“Always make a practice of provoking your own mind to think out what it accepts easily.” Oswald Chambers.medium.com

Misty Moon

Unemployment Benefits are Negatively Affecting Businesses
Good help is hard to find.medium.com

Bart Squires

The Hard, Cold Wisdom of Life Below Zero
The residents of Port Protection, Alaska, are living a fuller life than youmedium.com

Isaiah R. Hicks

Becoming Unnamed
You let fester all the things you can’t
Be bothered with, so you press on,
Iron-footed and slack, the name
For this…

Sanderson Tattersall

Rock and Roll Ain’t Dead
In fact, it’s being saved by a growing Facebook group.medium.com

Dhyana Stanley

Why Critical Race Theory Rubs Me The Wrong Way
And MLK’s message doesn’t …medium.com


World Happiness Report reflects ‘surprising resilience’
How generosity and kindness help us through the pandemicmedium.com

Linda Kowalchek

What’s Happening With Medium?
And what does it mean for you as a writer?medium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

For Dr Mehmet Yildiz
An illuminated rhymed acrostic alexandrinemedium.com

Ms Fischer

Less stuff means more freedommedium.com

Elvy Rolle

A metaphor for life’s many surprisesmedium.com

Elizabeth Gordon

10 Powerful Money Affirmations to Realign Us with Divine Abundance
Treat money like a good friend and it will show up for youmedium.com

Samiul Zimmadar

Beginners Breathing
To breathe is to be presentmedium.com

Liza Braude-Glidden

Mourning Those Taken by Covidmedium.com

Shaista Malik

Tulips and Daffodils

Emily Wilcox

An Ode to Small Talk
A poem about perspectivemedium.com

Camille Grady

Inner Alchemy
Once we unlock the magic withinmedium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: March 25
Scribes, Sky jockeys, and Solidaritymedium.com

Tree Langdon

Anticipation Is One Of My Favorite Parts of a Journey
A flashlight becomes my most valuable possession on Monkey Beach.medium.com

Kathy Lum

Liar Liar Pants on Fire
How dangerous can a pathological liar be? Experts tell us all about itmedium.com
You Know You’re In Your 50s When…
30 ridiculous facts about joining the 50+ clubmedium.com

Bob Jasper

The Atlanta Massage Spa Killings
Were they racially motivated?medium.com

Kristy Lynn

Who Needs Tech Innovation When We Have Art?
Moving from a tech economy to creative culture.medium.com

Dave Richards

McConnell : Trump Friend Or Foe
After All He Gave Trump The Not Guilty Vote On Impeachment He Wanted.medium.com

Ravin Rau

What Has Gardening Taught Me About Leadership?
Gardening teaches us the basic skill we need as a leader. Here are 5 Leadership lessons that I learn from gardeningmedium.com

Dr. Fatima Imam

Someone Special
Poetry Prompt Day:-10medium.com

Hammad A. Khalid

I Only Write When Inspiration Strikes
Fortunately, it strikes every morning at 6 AM sharp.medium.com

David Gerken

The Direct Path To Happiness Lies In This Central Teaching Of Buddhism
Want less.medium.com


Writing Under a Pen Name is Not Just Freeing
It can be healing too.medium.com

Vickie Trancho

Dedicated Dream Work Can Give You Amazing Results
Give yourself the gift of timemedium.com

Kira Dawn

You don’t like what I have to say?
Fuck you…Me No Like You Too.medium.com

Moataz El Ashmawi

I had the COVID-19 Vaccine and went straight into the Pandemic
A Real Life experience in case you are doubting the Vaccinemedium.com

Rahul Anand

Listen to the Stories You Tell Yourself as You’ll End up Living Those
We are the stories we tell ourselves.medium.com

Aldric Chen

Self-Improvement: I Write To Think Better.
Writing is a manifestation of our thought processes.medium.com


Getting Through Your Quarter Life Crisis
I do not know who needs to hear this but it’s normal to not have it all figured out by now just keep going, or re-route…medium.com

David Andrew Wiebe

The Power of Deadlines (Backed by Quotes, Examples & Science)
Increase your productivitymedium.com

John Pucay

When You Change Careers But Still Keep Failing
For people who see no progress in their new careersmedium.com

Rosa Diaz

Max Your Productivity
Life comes at us fast. All day we are bombarded with emails, phone calls, and requests for our time. And, the volume of…medium.com

Lyle Grossi

Harness a Perspective for Life
Hint: It is not what you see; it is how you think.medium.com

Juliano Righetto

Nine Months of Terror
Am I being cheated by my ex-girlfriend?medium.com

Tavian Jean-Pierre

Why You Should Write About Yourself
Finding Your Best Self Through Writingmedium.com

Luba Sigaud

Surprising Things I’ve Learned Writing on Medium for Over a Year (And earning $2.7K+)
This platform is a dream come true for writers.medium.com


How did I start teaching on Udemy after 2 years of YouTube?
My feelings after launching my first paid Udemy course and my income for the past 5 months.medium.com

Simon Spichak

Slack is Productivity Theater
It’s like email with extra steps and less securitymedium.com

Bonnie Johnson

How We Control and Shape Our New Situations
Situations, like clay, mold to form what works best for usmedium.com

Pakang Senosha

Why Elon Musk moved from California to Texas.
Is California losing to Texas?medium.com

Zach Goreczny

Taking the Deep Dive into Py Ocean
Python From the Eyes of an Adventurous Amateurmedium.com

Austin Harvey

Why is There So Much Step-Mom Porn?
No, Freud wasn’t right.medium.com

Gippolito Ndp

What Does it Take?
Must we have Senators’ wives and sons killed in a mass shooting? Or Representatives’ husbands and daughters? Is that…medium.com

Stephen Key

One Important Thing You Can Learn to Become Successful in Anything You Do
Imagine and create your futuremedium.com

Geetika Sethi

A Pious Date — My Tarot Session With Lord Shiva
When Lord Shiva becomes the reader and guides us on how to live a happy and blessed life.medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

An Inspiring YouTube Video About ILLUMINATION Book Chapters
A new chapter on Medium.medium.com

Kaisla Sandholm

Affordable Ways to Mess Up With Your Mundane Reality
Experiment with no drugs, thus no cost for your wallet or healthmedium.com

Sapna M

First, Make America Sane Again!
A somber viewpoint on the rising mental health crisis in America.medium.com

Mira Khatib

TW: Abuse
He Beats Me Because I Let Himmedium.com

Anu Anniah

The Lure of Book Spine Poetry
Warning — it can be pretty addictivemedium.com

Sydney Koel

A Simple Productivity Hack To Jumpstart Your Day
This hack can help you when you feel stuck.medium.com

The Dozen

An Open Letter to Mainstream Media
Why so negative?medium.com

Parris Baker

A Rose Is Still A Rose
I know what happens when two people have a child, and one of them isn’t ready.medium.com

America Zed

A micro poemmedium.com

Bill Abbate

How to Better Understand a Person Who Can’t Seem to Make up Their Mind
Making sense of what is behind indecisiveness to better deal with itmedium.com

Nazlican Kurt

5 Things You Should Never Comment About Someone
If someone has not asked your opinion, don’t comment.medium.com

Andrei Tapalaga ✒️

Fearing the Future Will Drain You Quicker Than Anything
A vicious cycle imposed by today’s social standardsmedium.com

Deepak Sethi

World’s largest Shipping Traffic Jam; Giant Container Ship stranded in Suez Canal.
If the situation prolongs trade could be impacted.medium.com

Kim Barrett

The Power of Speech
My long journey to reclaim my voice was finally nearly overmedium.com

Nasar Karim

God’s Laughter
A poem about ambitionmedium.com

Khadejah Jones

3 Dark Habits That Sabotaged Me Mentally
And destroyed my motivation.medium.com


This results from the vestigial fear of change wired into our reptilian brains, a term Dr Mehmet…
Evolved humans, even those that have not experienced a spiritual awakening like mine, know this and learn to embrace…medium.com

Rushabh Mukeshbhai Doshi

Is Stress really a bad thing for kids?
Let’s decode stress and it’s impact on adults as well as kids.medium.com

William (Dollar Bill) Mersey

The Fishing Trip
And mom’s best momentmedium.com

Paulo Costeri

3 Facts That Improved My Emotional Intelligence and Anxiety
Experience from leaving family and friends in my home country, and dealing with frustrations as a first-time parentmedium.com

Tim Sussmann

A Brotherhood
A poem of supportmedium.com

Shiraz Zafar Hussain

How I Make £400 a Month Proof Reading
It’s really this easymedium.com

Michele Thill

Celebrating ILLUMINATION and it’s First Year
Shining so bright, coming so farmedium.com

Trapper Sherwood

How to Effectively Increase Your Leadership Skills
Effective leadership doesn’t come naturally for most of us.medium.com

Arup Roy

Marriage meets the Devil’s advocatemedium.com

Britta Ollrogge, MBA

With The Wisdom Of The I Ching To The Right Decision
More Than Just Flipping Coinsmedium.com


Lazy.com will be a game-changer in the NFT world
NFT’s (Non-Fungible Tokens) are digital art with ownership stored in digital ledgers inside blockchains. NFT market is…medium.com

Melanie J.

Flavorful Bulbs
Haiku Prompt: Garlicmedium.com

Dylan Lief

Cold Showers, Twice A Day, For 60 Days.
Here’s How It Went…medium.com

Floyd Mori

A Chance To Participate In The Cherry Blossom Festival
YOU are invited to attend this virtual eventmedium.com

David Acaster

How Race Records Shook the World of Popular Music
The effect R&B had on British youth culture and its musical developmentmedium.com

Annick Batamuliza

Sisu: Resilience, The Finnish Way
I came across this expression, character trait/life philosophy while reading a book about the “best” educational…medium.com

Shaheen Sultana

These Essays Will Change The Way You Think
Amongst all the academic gibberish, you will find some words of wisdommedium.com

Obinna Uruakpa

Donald Trump Won’t Make It To The White House Again
His chances are far narrower than folks imaginemedium.com

Benazir San

Oh, Lord, let your given job leave up to your expectationmedium.com

Mira Khatib

The Gift of Motherhood
At three in the morning with a small suitcase in her hand, nine months pregnant Mary climbed over snowdrifts on the arm…medium.com

Chandrani Anantharaman

Four ways Perfectionism is Ruining Your Life and How to Overcome It.
Avoid the pitfalls of being a perfectionist and take charge of your life.medium.com

Terry Trueman

An Old Man
… sits quietly on a hill,
like he’s in a Beatles song
or a sentimental painting
meant to capture the
magical wisdom

Bill Abbate

A Simple And Easy Method to Help You Reduce Stress in Your Life
How to use the method of controlled stress to destressmedium.com

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