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Positive affirmations for healing — We become what we think about.

30 Powerful Affirmations for Healing Your Mind and Attitude Every Day
30 Powerful Affirmations for Healing Your Mind and Attitude Every Day

Affirmations for Healing Your Body

Affirmations are a great way to change your mindset to help your body heal. Affirmations are positive statements that we repeat to ourselves repeatedly to reprogram how we think to help us attract more of what we want in our lives.

Here are a few affirmations that have worked wonders for me. When we find ourselves frustrated, lacking purpose, or filled with doubt, it’s often because we feel like we’re flying on a cloud that’s constantly getting sucked up by bigger and bigger clouds that pull at us.

Mother Nature likes having us around. She put us here in this…


A low-cost Coronavirus vaccine is underway. Will it save the poor from dying?

How an Open-Source Coronavirus Vaccine Can End the Pandemic A low-cost Coronavirus vaccine is underway. Will it save the poor from dying?
How an Open-Source Coronavirus Vaccine Can End the Pandemic A low-cost Coronavirus vaccine is underway. Will it save the poor from dying?

Through the years, I would find myself switching to Linux whenever my computer is about to die, and it always saved the day for me. I would soon change back to Microsoft Windows once I have the money to buy myself a new laptop.

This year, I switched back to Linux again, first with Linux Mint, and now I am using Mx Linux, again because my laptop is dying and money is tight during the pandemic.

It has become easier to install Linux and even change distros (Linux distributions), and in my case, to completely wipe out my Microsoft Windows.


A question my inner critic asks

Will I Be a More Successful Writer if I Was White? In photo, different paint color
Will I Be a More Successful Writer if I Was White? In photo, different paint color

I have been writing a lot lately, for me it is therapy. I want to come out, that I also happen to be a non-white person living in the Philippines. I am a Filipino who happens to write, or should I say, a Filipino writer.

English isn’t my first language but having been born from a different generation, I grew up with it. I learned it in school and at home. English is my second language. I’ve always read American authors. I watched American movies and even as I write this today, I am listening to American music.

I have…


№.3 Bury your social media apps on your smartphone’s third screen

3 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Your Smartphone Addiction. Young man on his smartphone.
3 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Your Smartphone Addiction. Young man on his smartphone.

If someone tells you, you have a smartphone addiction, you would likely laugh it off while looking at your smartphone screen.

The problem is like any addiction, you are likely to deny it. Smartphone addiction, unlike the bad stuff you associate with addiction like drugs, alcohol, and sex is all about behavioral addiction.

“You see the same release of dopamine, which is a chemical in the brain that makes us feel good.” — Adam Alter

When Steve Jobs, introduced the first iPhone in 2007, it was all about it being a cool phone. …


Google fundamentally believes in the value of influencers

Influencer Marketing
Influencer Marketing

Everyone is an influencer on social media.

Yes, we influence people on social media, from our thoughts down to what we buy online, read online and do online.

The influencer marketing industry is on track to be worth up to $15 billion by 2022, up from as much as $8 billion in 2019, according to Insider Intelligence estimates, based on Mediakix data.

And at Google, they fundamentally believe in the value of influencers.

4 Key points of the Google Report — Inside Google Marketing: How we (finally) proved the value of influencer marketing


Overcoming life’s basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. — Nicholas Kristof

Tanitoluwa Adewumi
Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Who hasn’t watched The Queen’s Gambit and wasn’t inspired by it? It created a frenzy that went crazy for a game that people learned how to play during the pandemic, Chess.

Once upon a time, a 7-year-old refugee living in a homeless shelter sat down at a chessboard in school and learned how to play.

This is how Tanitoluwa Adewumi started, as shared by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times’s opinion columnist.

Tani’s story didn’t start with chess. He and his family migrated to the U.S. to escape the terror of Boko Haram.


Today, Mark Zuckerberg has his goats to share or slaughtered?

Humanize Mark Zuckerberg
Humanize Mark Zuckerberg

My goats: Max and Bitcoin.

People are noticing Mark Zuckerberg’s post on his Facebook profile page, now it is about his goat, and it feels there is a deliberate attempt to humanize Mark Zuckerberg. The question on many people’s minds is Why?

Is Mark Zuckerberg jealous of Elon Musk?

Now that Elon Musk has been invited to be the SNL host, you can read it all here.

Is that the gig Mark Zuckerberg wants for himself? We all know these male founders have big egos. When they reach the money status of being a billionaire, another billion dollars don’t make any difference anymore for their ego.

What…


Mother and Daughter reunited after 50 years — A Mother’s Day story.

‘That’s My Mama’ Star Is Her Birth Mom, and She Finds Out through 23andme
‘That’s My Mama’ Star Is Her Birth Mom, and She Finds Out through 23andme

This year, Mother’s day is bittersweet. I lost my MOM this year, while her death is beautiful. I can’t say that life goes on.

Yes, there is life after MOM is gone, and she will be there to meet me when my time is up. But moving forward will take some time.

When I read about this story of a woman who found her birth MOM after 50 years, it is heartwarming. I don’t judge why people do the things they do. We all have our reasons why we end up doing what we do in our lives.

We all…


Google will stop using cookies to track you, but they come out with something as pervasive as Google FloC.

Google FLoC
Google FLoC

How many times you Googled a product, and it follows you wherever you go online?

It isn’t on Google alone but on Facebook too.

They know what you are doing, some people believe they are being tracked with what they say on smart devices, but that’s for another story.

Meet Google FLoC

FLoC is supposed to replace cookies. In the trial, it will supplement them.

Google designed FLoC to help advertisers target ads once third-party cookies go away. During the trial, trackers will be able to collect FLoC IDs in addition to third-party cookies.

What powers this “knowledge” by Google…


Write my first draft on my old iPhone 6 using a Bluetooth keyboard. Problem solved!

I Can’t Afford the New iMac Desktop,
I Can’t Afford the New iMac Desktop,

Ever since I read from M.G. Siegler his review of the M1 chip on the Apple Mac mini M1, I knew it would be my next computer.

And since then, Apple has released its new iMac 24, which makes it even a tougher decision, which M1 Apple computer will be my next work computer.

The truth is I can’t afford a new computer or a new laptop.

I am still struggling to get my footing after my MOM died. And while I rediscovered my love for writing, it has yet become my primary source of income.

There was a time…

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