I’ve recently gotten a bunch of new followers, so I want to share some of my favourite and best performing posts.
- Making It Count: Discipline — In this story, I reflect on the concepts of self-disciple through the lenses of environmentalism, compassion and productivity.
- On Childhood Bullying — This one was popular and upon rereading it, I still enjoy it.
- Why Women Deflect the Praise They Deserve — This was edited for Forge. It’s more powerful than when I originally wrote it.
- Take Yourself Out On a Date (I changed the title today from A snippet from the life of a homebody) — I remember the evening I wrote about in 2018 and now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, this story feels especially significant to me.
- What Does One Wear to the End of Life Support? (Trigger warning: It’s the first of two pieces I wrote about my niece’s suicide.)
- Adventures in Stick Shift Driving 2: Honey, I broke the car. — I learned to drive stick a couple of years ago. I’ve only driven that car a couple of times since I broke it.
- A Canadian’s Thoughts on Pittsburg & Trump — I wrote this after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg.
- Is it Bullying If There’s Consent? — This one’s only had 10 views but I think it’s a really good post that raises some interesting points about teenagers and hazing. Read it and let me know what you think.
- Another Rant About Hate — This one is good to revisit because I basically made the same argument that we made a year later to anyone who argued “all lives matter”. (That is, yes all lives do matter, but it’s not about them right now.)
- Why Is It Taboo To Talk About Money & Success? — This one did better on LinkedIn than on Medium.
- Do You Give Away Your Power? A quote by Alice Walker stopped me in my tracks and gave me a writing prompt. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
- Those Embarrassing Little Moments — About my love of jazz music. Published in Music Voices.
- A Prayer For the Last Page — I finished writing in a journal & felt the need to say a prayer. I wrote something and posted it.
- A Prayer For All of Us — It’s sort of a poem. It came to me during a meditation and it’s one of my favourite things that I’ve written/channeled in the last couple of years.
- “I Want to Die.” Words matter — Published in Invisible Illness.
- “Feel Sorry For” vs. “Empathy” — this is a popular one, published on The Startup. I continue to get notifications of engagement.
- My Grandmother’s Candlesticks — Forget “Pics or it didn’t happen” and live in the moment.
- My Response to the Latest Round of Racism — I wrote this in June and it still holds up. I realize now that I touched on virtue signalling before I knew the term.