ILLUMINATION Featured Stories Issue #59

Selected stories from 9,500 writers supporting 94,500 readers on ILLUMINATION

Image designed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz — digitalmehmet.com

We compiled interesting stories for you today.

These stories from our growing collection can inform and entertain you. External readers can access them via blogs on Word Press.

Thank you for reading the engaging stories shared by our creative writers.

Our previous digests are accessible from this collection.Collection of Featured Stories
Easy access to daily selected stories from engaging writers of ILLUMINATIONmedium.com

You may check this collection of book chapters in our special publication (ILLUMINATION Book Chapters) hosting published books from accomplished authors.Index of Published Book Chapters
Easy access to chapters for readers on Mediummedium.com

The primary purpose of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications (IIP) is to give optimal visibility to content created and hosted on them.

All writers are invited to join a writing challenge as proposed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz. These stories provide an opportunity for writers and readers to cross-pollinate.

An extended introduction to create visibility

Share your concerns and aspirations in a story

Invitation To A Writing Challenge
Share your concerns and aspirations in a storymedium.com

How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three months: 100 Day Challenge For New Writers

100 Day Challenge For New Writers
How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three monthsmedium.com

Please enjoy our fresh stories.

Conduct Guidelines for ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications

Rules of engagement, success roadmap, and cross-pollination at four levels

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Conduct Guidelines for ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications
Rules of engagement, success roadmap, and cross-pollination at four levelsmedium.com

How to Celebrate Achievements Gamefully

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

How to Celebrate Achievements Gamefully
By approaching them mindfully, incrementally, and playfullymedium.com

Me and the World

Lara Starcevich, Ph.D.

Me and the World
An un-serious dialogue which — without hearing my voice — you might not know is not seriousmedium.com

I Don’t Think My Dad Was A Kid

Elle How

I Don’t Think My Dad Was A Kid
Growing up with my Dadmedium.com

Unboxing & Reviewing Some Great Photo/Video Tools

Jacquelyn Lynn

Unboxing & Reviewing Some Great Photo/Video Tools
Watch us share our photography and videography tools (and toys)medium.com

How I’ve Found Freedom Through Being Vulnerable

Dylan Hughes

How I’ve Found Freedom Through Being Vulnerable
Being vulnerable isn’t easy. When you start, though, it’s hard to stop.medium.com

The Edge of Disconnect

Shell St. James

The Edge of Disconnect
A Poem of 2020 — the Year of Isolationmedium.com

Terry Trueman

I Tell Patti…
…far more frequently, I’m sure,
then she’d like to hear it,
in a voice imitating
Brendon Gleason’s Churchill,
snooty…
medium.com

“Do not go gentle into that good night,”

Terry L. Cooper

“Do not go gentle into that good night,”
Dylan Thomas with imagesmedium.com

How Long is Now?

Ulf Wolf

How Long is Now?
Neutron Star PSR J1748–2446admedium.com

Faith is a Fight

pst tomowo

Faith is a Fight
A Good Fight!medium.com

Groceries Today and Yesterday

John Hendry

Groceries Today and Yesterday
Why the GOP economy doesn’t workmedium.com

How Television Made Me an Outcast

John Egelkrout

How Television Made Me an Outcast
The Good Old Daysmedium.com

Daring Soul — A Poem of Repentance

Kevin Jahleel Ishimwe

Daring Soul — A Poem of Repentance
medium.com

All of Us

John Ross

All of Us
Inspiration shortmedium.com

The Will of the Author

Zachary Seda

The Will of the Author
A Short Storymedium.com

Hello, Mom!

Sapna M

Hello, Mom!
Ruminations from my mother-daughter conversations during this pandemicmedium.com

Ex, Flex, Sex, TeX(ts)

Debesh Choudhury

Ex, Flex, Sex, TeX(ts) of a Blog
The X-Codes of bloggingmedium.com

NFT Mermaid Crypto Art

Warren Brown

NFT Mermaid Crypto Art
The Mermaid Non-Fungible Artmedium.com

A Day to Celebrate

Bob Jasper

A Day to Celebrate
It’s National Arbor Day and…medium.com

Analysis — Nietzsche’s “The Anti-Christ”

Kemp MacKay

Analysis – Nietzsche’s “The Anti-Christ”
A Look Into F. Nietzsche’s Interpretation of the Antichristmedium.com

The Coaches’ Approach to Stress Management

Mary Ann Sona

The Coaches’ Approach to Stress Management
3 questions that will help you identify your unique stress profilemedium.com

10 Ways To Transform Your Life and Relationships Forever

Julie van Maanen

10 Ways To Transform Your Life and Relationships Forever
The most powerful experience I ever hadmedium.com

A Good Life CheckupD.

D.A. Rutherford

A Good Life Checkup
To help you move forward and get back on track.medium.com

Why I Stopped Going to the Doctor

John Egelkrout

Why I Stopped Going to the Doctor
The year I turned 40, I made a decision to take my health more seriously. After all, I wasn’t a proverbial spring…medium.com

Confessions of An Anger Addict

W.B.J.B.

Confessions of An Anger Addict
How mindfulness (probably) saved my marriage.medium.com

April 17 Marks Freedom Day In South Africa

Nombuso Makhubu

April 17 Marks Freedom Day In South Africa
Come along as we discuss South African Democracymedium.com

Exponential Function: Don’t Read if You Prefer Blissful Ignorance

Adam Reich

Exponential Function: Don’t Read if You Prefer Blissful Ignorance
What happens with democracy when steady population growth meets the peak of human production?medium.com

20 Ways to Stand out at Your Virtual Internship

Claire Siyan Li

20 Ways to Stand out at Your Virtual Internship
Advice on creating your best work and networking effectively as an internmedium.com

6 Ways To Improve Your Social Skills

Irfan Arif

6 Ways To Improve Your Social Skills
The ‘social guide book’ by Chris Macleod emphasize upon challenging your mentality in order for action to give its…medium.com

3 Types of People a Startup Needs to Hire

Christian Soschner

3 Types of People a Startup Needs to Hire
And the 1 to avoid with its six subtypesmedium.com

3 Things I Learnt About ‘Slow-living’

Liangcai Chen

3 Things I Learnt About ‘Slow-living’
Sometime in January, I made the decision to take some time off work to join my wife in London on her studies. Heading…medium.com

Live And Let Live: Where do We Draw The Line?

Blessing Oluchukwu Awamba

Live And Let Live: Where do We Draw The Line?
Should a line be drawn on how you live? To some of our views (so-called)?medium.com

Common Thoughts

George Lamptey

Common Thoughts
A poemmedium.com

The Moments And Memories Of Yesterday That Defined My Day

Claire Kelly

The Moments And Memories Of Yesterday That Defined My Day
Nostalgia was in full force today.medium.com

Your Writing Matters

Noah Nelson

Your Writing Matters
So stop saying it doesn’t.medium.com

PMR and GCA Are More Than A Pain In The Back

Liam Ireland

PMR and GCA Are A Lot More Than A Pain In The Ass
An attack is like being hit by a forty ton truckmedium.com

Quit Treating Others Like Shit Even If You’re Having A Bad Day

Esther George

Quit Treating Others Like Shit Even If You’re Having A Bad Day
Appreciate what you have before it turns into what you hadmedium.com

Day Tripping: May 1

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: May 1
Stamps, skyscrapers, and cinema classicsmedium.com

How Actors Work with Children

Juliano Righetto

How Actors Work with Children
Until a certain age, it is tough to convince a child that what we are doing is serious work.medium.com

My Path Toward Embodiment and Wholeness

Keri Mangis

My Path Toward Embodiment and Wholeness
Instead of collecting ideas, I started collecting lost pieces of myself.medium.com

When You Speak, I’ll Listen

Camille Grady

When You Speak, I’ll Listen
A lesson on listeningmedium.com

Married

Patrick M. Ohana

Married
A walk-down-the-aisle haikumedium.com

My Trick To a Magical Morning: Iskiate

Ed Matthews

My Trick To a Magical Morning: Iskiate
How an Indigenous Mexican mixture allows me to move mountainsmedium.com

Six Circumstances That May Happen If We Didn’t Heal Ourselves

— Rainna

Six Circumstances That May Happen If We Didn’t Heal Ourselves
Before you love someone new, heal yourself to make yourself whole again.medium.com

Trapped in a Dream

Warren Brown

Trapped in a Dream
Is it a dream or a nightmare?medium.com

This Superhero Does Not Wear a Cape

Britni Pepper

This Superhero Does Not Wear a Cape
Just a little hoodmedium.com

Live A Life With No Regrets

Paola Perez

Live A Life With No Regrets
By changing the way, you think about death.medium.com

Abigail

Shawn Ingram

Abigail
Flash Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 43medium.com

Realize Your True Self First. Without That, Everything Is Baseless

Darshak Rana

Realize Your True Self First. Without That, Everything Is Baseless
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdommedium.com

God

Saurabh

God
A game of chessmedium.com

A Christmas Wish

Neera Mahajan

A Christmas Wish
Jim is planning to make a dash for it tomorrow. He has asked me to join him.medium.com

I’m Walking Away From This Marriage With Nothing

Jennifer M. Wilson

I’m Walking Away From This Marriage With Nothing
It’s worse than I thought.medium.com

An Estranged Son’s Greetings

Dr. Fatima Imam

An Estranged Son’s Greetings
A poemmedium.com

We Were The Boys

Liam Ireland

We Were The Boys
With All The Promise Of A Brand Fire New Summer’s Daymedium.com

My Genuine Thoughts on Policies Enacted to Fight the Pandemic in the Past 24 Hours

Aldric Chen

My Genuine Thoughts on Policies Enacted to Fight the Pandemic in the Past 24 Hours
The best approach for maximizing our chances of survival is a contentious onemedium.com

#514 (a romantic rhyme for my wife)

Eddie Becker

#514 (a romantic rhyme for my wife)
Saturday mornings with the love of my lifemedium.com

THE MYSTERIOUS MAN AT THE SHOP WINDOW

Antonio R. Viegas

The Mysterious Man At The Shop Window
Part 1medium.com

Test For The Best Selection Through Perspectives Of Love

Dr. Preeti Singh

Test For The Best Selection Through Perspectives Of Love
Devotion supersedes love for the right selection. Lessons from mythology and other perspectives.medium.com

Dress Code Policies: 3 Reasons That Are Keeping You from Wearing Informal Clothes in the Workplace

Sanne Laouari

Dress Code Policies: 3 Reasons That Are Keeping You from Wearing Informal Clothes in the Workplace
A narrative about who is allowed to wear casual clothes at the office.medium.com

3 Surprising Simple Ways To Be the Most Irresistible Person in a Room

Nishi

3 Surprising Simple Ways To Be the Most Irresistible Person in a Room
Hint: they have nothing to do with your looksmedium.com

Learn This Principle By Heart And Win Every Goal You Desire

Quin Diaz

Learn This Principle By Heart And Win Every Goal You Desire
It’s too simple that you often neglect doing it, yet this is what really moves the needle.medium.com

How To Not Become A Leader.

Karthik Raj

How To Not Become A Leader
You’ve seen too much about how to be onemedium.com

I Finally Realized That Time Isn’t Everything In Life — It is ‘The Only Thing’

Macey Malone

I Finally Realized That Time Isn’t Everything In Life — It is ‘The Only Thing’
Throughout my childhood, I would think about what it actually meant when people said ‘it’s all about perfect timing’. I…medium.com

My First Published Research

Konstantinos Voulgaridis

My First Published Research
I share with you my resilience, pride and joymedium.com

The Lesson I’ve Learned

Barbara Dalton

The Lesson I’ve Learned
My two cents’ worth as a newbie writermedium.com

Please Fall in Love With Life Again

Miss Sunday :3

Please Fall in Love With Life Again
A new perspective of pacing and enjoying the world againmedium.com

How to Choose The 5% of Your Real Friends Wisely

Khadejah Jones

How to Choose The 5% of Your Real Friends Wisely
It’s a little tricky, but not impossible.medium.com

Imposter Syndrome is Greater Among First-generation University Students

John Anderson

Imposter Syndrome is Greater Among First-generation University Students
A condition that makes college students more vulnerable.medium.com

Here you have a list of all my articles written in April 2021.

Jair Ribeiro

Here you have a list of all my articles written in April 2021.
16 interesting articles about AI, automation, and business.medium.com

There Was Once a House | Mr. Ignite

Anthony Jackson

Mr. Ignite
Narrative Poetrymedium.com

How the Past, Future, and Present Can Work for or Against You

Bill Abbate

How the Past, Future, and Present Can Work for or Against You
Finding peace while limiting worry in your lifemedium.com

A Late LunchCourtenay 

Courtenay S. Gray

A Late Lunch
Flash fictionmedium.com

2 Minutes to Help Put £2 in Your Bank Account Tomorrow

Rambling Rose

2 Minutes to Help Put £2 in Your Bank Account Tomorrow
Knowing I could do this literally stopped me from going hungryramblingroseb.medium.com

8 Most Cursed Books of All Time

Sharique Kamal

8 Most Cursed Books of All Time
Explore the list of eight most cursed books of the world that are threats to mankindmedium.com

Finding your peace of mind

Rose Blog

Finding your peace of mind
Give yourself some space to rest and recover.medium.com

Michelangelo and Me

Terry Trueman

Michelangelo and Me
Life is willing to keep teaching us if we’re ready to keep learningmedium.com

Why Men Need To Stop Blaming Women For Their Crappy Behaviour

TC Hails

Why Men Need To Stop Blaming Women For Their Crappy Behaviour
Hold yourselves accountablemedium.com

Doing Less DOES NOT Equal Laziness

Abdullah Nadeem

Doing Less DOES NOT Equal Laziness
Doing more ≠ being more productivemedium.com

This is Not a Craft BookAigner 

Aigner Loren Wilson

This is Not a Craft Book
This is a self-designed writing retreat, workshop, inspiration hub, and all-around writing reference.medium.com

My Medium Weekly Roundup

Jacquelyn Lynn

My Medium Weekly Roundup
Here’s what I published this week and a few stories by others that I enjoyedmedium.com

From English to French

Barbara Dalton

From English to French
Overcoming a language hurdle moving from New Zealand to Québecmedium.com

Georgie

Shawn Ingram

Georgie
Flash Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 44medium.com

International Labour Day

Misbah Ul Haq Syed

International Labour Day
All you need to know about 1st May — Episode 16medium.com

Full Disclosure

Veronika Kaufmann

Full Disclosure
Does the real fascination come with removing the layers with a blast of confetti?medium.com

The Best Tech Job Of 2021 And Beyond

Sumesh P

The Best Tech Job Of 2021 And Beyond
Ramp up on in-demand skills to future-proof your career (free certification*)medium.com

Things to do in New Zealand

Darryl Brown

Things to do in New Zealand
The best things to do in New Zealand when you visit.medium.com

Falls are killing more older Americans than ever. A few habits and routines can change that.

Maria FS

Falls are killing more older Americans than ever. A few habits and routines can change that.
Deaths and injuries from preventable falls is a silent, growing public health crisis.medium.com

I Published My 150th Medium Story Today

Noah Nelson

I Published My 150th Medium Story Today
It’s a happy anniversary.medium.com

Stop Glamourizing Working From Home

Eleanor A

Stop Glamourizing Working From Home
It sucks!medium.com

3 Ways to spend Golden Week in Japan if you hate Crowd

JJ Sum

3 Ways to spend Golden Week in Japan if you hate Crowd
And is it really Japanese people’s favorite time of the year?medium.com

Don’t Make the Same Mistake — Stop Wasting Your Time on Big Publications

Xin Xin

Don’t Make the Same Mistake — Stop Wasting Your Time on Big Publications
Stop flippin’ the coin.medium.com

Bitcoin Doesn’t Need Elon Musk

Delilah Brass

Bitcoin Doesn’t Need Elon Musk
But it’s nice to have him.medium.com

Multi-faceted Toxic Culture in America’s Police Agencies is the Real Culprit

Gippolito Ndp

Multi-faceted Toxic Culture in America’s Police Agencies is the Real Culprit
And it always has been. Will it always be, or can America change it?medium.com

Your Life Purpose Isn’t to Be Perfect but to Make Your Loved Ones Proud

Shajedul Karim

Your Life Purpose Isn’t to Be Perfect but to Make Your Loved Ones Proud
This means you aren’t selfish.medium.com

What’s In Thy World For Thee?

Josh Balerite Acol

What’s In Thy World For Thee?
If everything’s so blurry…medium.com

How a Writing Challenge Improved My Creative Energy

Tree Langdon

How a Writing Challenge Improved My Creative Energy
I discovered a technique to spark inspiration.medium.com

Dear COVID Times

Lilian Kimuya

Dear COVID Times
It still catches me by surprise that you found us worthy of being part of the generation that will live to tell the…medium.com

The Effects of Growing up in a Dysfunctional Home

Chidinma Orajiaku

The Effects of Growing up in a Dysfunctional Home
Kids end up emotionally scarred, and it goes on to affect their adulthood.medium.com

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