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Side Projects

Launching PH Launches On Product Hunt: My Experience

It was time. I was finally launching PH launches on Product Hunt. I had been working on the project for the past month and had 180 case studies. I love curation, but I’d reached the point where I just wanted it out there. I needed to launch, otherwise I was likely to put pause on […]

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Online Business

7 Quick Business Ideas: An Andrew Kamphey Brainstorming Session

It was a Thursday evening. I had just returned from a family trip to Warnnambool and was exhausted. I was killing time on Twitter, waiting for bedtime. Suddenly, a tweet from Andrew Kamphey popped up. Would you mind if I brainstorm some quick ideas for you to put on Gumroad? You probably already have a […]

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I’ve Put My University Studies On Pause

I decided to reduce my study load after just one semester at uni. I was only doing three units but was continually struggling. In retrospect, this had a lot to do with still having migraines and having impaired cognitive function. I didn’t follow through with that decision. It would have required a lot of mucking around with […]

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Reducing My Study Load At University

Earlier this week, I was sitting in a psychologists office crying. I was getting over a mild cold and was panicking. I didn’t have time to be sick. It was – is! May. I didn’t have time to be sick. I have four assignments due this month. I’m barely keeping on top of housework. Self-care is […]

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Social Issues

Dismissing Criticism As Outrage Helps No-One

Disclosure: I don’t follow the work of Jon Faine nor Chris Uhlmann. And, while I am friends with Carly Findlay on social media, I frequently disagree with some of her disability advocacy work. I say this to provide context to my argument. Yesterday, Carly Findlay was interviewed by Jon Faine on the subject of microaggressions. […]

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Therapy

2017 Core Schemas

I’ve written about schema therapy in the past. I’ve never actually undergone the therapy itself; rather, I did the assessment and was able to change my behaviour based on 2 books I read. I know, I know. I have to stop trying to do everything myself. At the time, the psychologist I was seeing had […]

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Anxiety Disorder

What Is My Anxiety Like Now? Reflecting on 2017

The past year has mostly sucked. I knew it was going to be a crappy one as soon as I realized I needed to switch my medication. I’ve had mental health issues for half my life. I knew that trialling new medication had the potential to go either way. I also knew that, should I need […]

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Connecting With Influencers

The ‘Don’t Be A Dick’ Guide To Influencer Outreach

I have been involved in the blogging industry since 2008. In that time, I’ve seen huge changes in how both bloggers and brands approach influencer outreach. Strategies have become overused and growth hackers have been offering tools that take all humanity out of the process. What once worked is no longer effective. In this post, I’ll […]

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Anxiety Disorder

Fears About Returning To Study

This week is Orientation week for uni. Last week, I found the book list for one of my subjects and was getting ahead with some of the reading. I justified it by saying that I loved philosophy and if I knock the most of the heavy reading out of the way now, I’ll have more […]