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Language Technology

Technology is a Second Language

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Do you realise you’re already bilingual?

Featured in Medium - Technology

Unless you’ve stepped out of an underground bunker in your retro 70’s flared dungarees and Mork & Mindy backpack whistling a BeeGees hit, you’ve been surrounded by an increasing level of technology like the rest of us.

From your first VCR, to the communications and entertainment device in your pocket, technology has changed the way we experience the world at large. But each new advancement in technology brings its own set of unique aspects, features, and challenges that we need to navigate.

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Life Psychology

How to Identify and Avoid Protectionist Thinking

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Featured in The Startup

We are all familiar with protectionist thinking, whether we recognise it or not. As humans, it’s almost unavoidable. We all think this way at the very least a few times in our lives.

Protectionist Thinking is the thought process where a person aims to minimise risks to their perceived state or condition by actively or passively seeking an alternate negative stance to avoid displacement.

That’s quite a lot to take in so let’s break down what that means.

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Life Psychology

How an Act of Idiocy and a Moment of Pure Tranquillity Changed Me Forever

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Featured in The Ascent

This is an easy tale for me to tell, I’ve told it hundreds of times to many people. Mostly I recount this story for my own amusement as I watch the faces of those listening contort while I describe the details, but recently I’ve come to appreciate how it affected me and continues to do so.

So here goes.

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Productivity Tips & Tricks Workflow Writing

PAGES — A Simple Productivity Enhancement

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Featured in Writers on Writing

If you’ve been navigating writing circles in the last few years it would be difficult to avoid the mention of Julia Cameron’s “Morning Pages” Technique.

Put basically, the practice of “Morning Pages” is where every morning, you take out a journal and write out three pages in longhand. On these pages you can put anything you want, anything at all.