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Relocation Is Not Just About a New Place — It’s About a New You Hear it from the one who has done it 14 times Photo by Nubia Navarro (nubikini) from Pexels There is a common belief among Hindus that moles tell a lot about one’s personality and life. I have one beneath my feet, and as goes the belief, that denotes the person gets a lot of opportunit ...
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Happy New Year and welcome to the first newsletter of the year :) I’m starting the year with a bit of spring cleaning. I decided to stop publishing to mjbraganza.com Yes, the book review and the photo website is now gone. I had started it to give my family and friends the option where they did not have to see me work rants and struggles. A few year
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Who am I in a crisis? Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash The only question worth asking yourself is; Did I like the version of me that showed up in 2020? Did it make me happy, give me joy and fulfillment? 2020 has been a year like no other, a year of curveballs, paradoxes, enormous challenges, and unprecedented crises. We all react differently to cr ...
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Huzzah! The sprint is over. So, now what? The end of a sprint is a great time to review the progress of an ongoing project. Teams can use a Sprint Retrospective to reflect on “what they have done” and “what they should do”. It’s easy to think of Retrospectives as merely an opportunity to capture lessons learned after every sprint, but this is not e ...
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The principles I live by every day are inspired by my experiences around the world “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” — Helen Keller. O n Thursday, July 4, 2019, I traveled to Europe. Five months of travel later, my life had changed forever. Traveling was a bumpy spiritual road with many twists and turns, some unexpecting detours, but i ...
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I never felt old ever in my life, as we always wish to fast forward to the ’20s + age feeling our childhood sucks. Even I have been there dreaming about life after 20 when I was 13, thinking about the things I can do without any supervision or barriers, thinking about liberal life, etc... Things passed by really fast and tomorrow I am gonna be 20 y ...
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One day, I was watching my grandmother writing a letter. At one point, I ask her, “Are you writing a story about what we did. Will this be a story about us?” My grandmother stopped writing her letter and said, “I’m writing about you. What’s more important than the words in this letter is the pencil with which I’m writing. I hope you’ll like this pe ...
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Photo by Jonathan Klok on Unsplash The image above perfectly depicts how my journey has been for the past couple of months working as a software engineer at an education tech startup company known as WorkSchool. Just as attempting to walk the bridge above, working at a startup has been a giant step out of my comfort zone. The thought of working at ...
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Ok, one more time. I know there have been lots of one more times before, but I am going to keep at this until I get proficient enough at this to land a job :) And while I may not be brainy enough, the one thing I can do is be persistent enough to show up. This time, I will focus on building tiny projects. I realise my life is too chaotic for #100Da
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It can be a difficult journey, but the effort is not pointless. Photo by Felipe Furtado on Unsplash The fact that habits are usually hard to develop and, more importantly, maintain for a long time, is really nothing new. I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has at some point in their lives wanted to build a new positive habit or has known someone e ...
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In this article, we’ll try to develop sound understanding of UX research methods and their possible implications. User experience research is one of the most mistaken yet critical phases in UX design. Often perceived as an afterthought or an unaffordable extravagance, UX research and user testing should be a part of every design decision. Stay Safe ...
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We humans crave a perfectly ordered world though the chances of something going as intended is fairly rare. When there’s more than one human being involved in the equation, the predictability goes for a further toss. What do we do when things do not turn out as intended? Instead of being curious and trying to learn from the situation, our mind assu ...
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Why creativity doesn’t “exist” (and how to deal with it) Photo by Eric TERRADE on Unsplash I always felt not creative. So I decided to get a bachelor’s degree in STEM hoping to have a strong analytical personality, but after those long years of college, I sadly noticed that it wasn’t a good choice. I was missing something. I was missing putting som ...
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Tipi Online Talks 2020 About my experience and a new role — based on running Tipi Online Talks project. About my experience and a new role — based on running Tipi Online Talks project. For 10 weeks, I have been co-creating Tipi Online Talks — a project that started small and spontaneously. Not only did it morph into a safe zone for exchanging exper ...
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Photo by Adli Wahid on Unsplash It was just another night at home. There I was, lying and just about to sleep when a thought struck me. I remembered all the tough times I had gone through and experienced. It surprised me as to how I actually came out of all those situations. I was grateful to myself for surviving all of that. So I took a notebook a ...
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It was a beautiful rainy evening in Boston. I rushed to the patio of my apartment to capture the trees dancing their hearts out to the beats of thunder (also because it will make a cool Instagram story). But I soon forgot about the video and got busy with my work. Later in the day as I was browsing through my photos to upload those gorgeous images ...
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A Strategy to Live Through COVID-19 Crisis Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19. Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash The past few months were very hard on us all as we have been experiencing the COVID-19 outbreak on such a vast scale. We either empathised with the people who came across the virus or unfortunately personally faced it. But what ...
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How Regression Hypnosis Can Help You Stop Procrastinating And Live Your Most Authentic Life. Why do we procrastinate? Why do we delay actions important to our happiness? In my hypnotherapy practice I commonly hear from clients who want to start a business, write a book, or do more exercise, but they just don’t have the time or energy to make it all ...
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(July 5–11) What I Learned From Benjamin Franklin Franklin grew up poor, but went on to become one of the most influential people in the world… 5 Self-Destructive Habits of Chronically Unhappy People “Viktor Frankl, author of the best-selling book, Man’s Search for Meaning says “The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respo ...
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In the 1986 movie Labyrinth, a young girl (played by Jennifer Connelly) is faced with a dilemma. The adorable Jim Henson puppets explain to her that one guard always lies, and one guard always tells the truth. She needs to figure out which door leads to the castle at the center of the eponymous Labyrinth, and which one to certain death (dun-dun-dun
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