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Top Seven Tips to Stay Healthy as a Software Engineer

Specifically, I am talking Software and IT Engineers, since I spent over 20 years in those industries.  I was one of the casualties of the long hours spent hunched over a computer screen, sitting in conference rooms and then driving long commutes.   626 more words

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Those difficult decisions

Some of the hardest decisions to make are between what is right and what you are afraid of. For me, I’m afraid of not providing for my son, not being able to by the new shoes he needs, Christmas presents, food, pay the bills. 485 more words


Blunt Job Interview Advice

After the slew of job interviews I’ve gone through recently, I’ve had a fun lil experience of being able to check via LinkedIn who got the jobs I almost got. 1,984 more words


The lurg

Well best laid plans!  My ‘get your shiz together mama’ week has been severely hampered by a massive dose of the lurg in our house.  48 hours of sickness and other unspeakable expelling of bodily fluids for me and Daddy Day Care.  341 more words


Am I Living in My Body? (as opposed to my head)

“Breathe! This naturally occurring phenomenon of the body, life itself, is completely overridden, ignored and forgotten…Our natural connection to the diaphragm , the rise and fall of the abdomen, the intake of oxygen and release of toxins…”

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The life of a freelance proofreader

When I tell people I am a freelance proofreader working from home they sometimes say ‘Lucky you. You can pick your own hours and take holidays, as many as you want whenever you like.’ But there is the matter of client publishing deadlines and the fact you do not get holiday pay, or even sick pay if you fancy a duvet day. 584 more words


Taking networking to a whole new level

This year has been an extra-busy year for travel for me, what with conferences, workshops and holidays. I could certainly get used to it, though, even if it does mean you have to work extra-hard in between times when you’re self-employed! 989 more words

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