Are Smart Phone Apps Making Us Stupid?

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best_app_stores_2Funny I found myself feeling dizzy with ideas, goals, and a list of chores I wanted to get done. So, before I knew it I was in the App Store on my trusty iPhone. It seems as if there is an app for just about everything now days.

There are apps that help you organize your thoughts. There are apps that help you find out who is singing that song you are hearing on the radio. There are apps that help you to drive from point A to point B. There are photo editing apps that help to make your amateur smart phone pics look like you spent 4 years getting a degree in photography and design. And of course there are apps for every type of social networking site on the planet.

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Today’s Self-Esteem Obsessed Junkies: Is Low Self-Esteem Really a Bad Thing?

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cat con·fi·dence

noun: confidence

1. the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.

“we had every confidence in the staff”

synonyms: trust, belief, faith, credence, conviction

“I have little confidence in these figures”
antonyms: skepticism, distrust the state of feeling certain about the truth of something.

“it is not possible to say with confidence how much of the increase in sea levels is due to melting glaciers”

a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.

synonyms: self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession, assertiveness; poise, aplomb, phlegm; courage, boldness, mettle, nerve

“she’s brimming with confidence”

antonyms: uncertainty, doubt
the telling of private matters or secrets with mutual trust.

late Middle English: from Latin confidentia, from confidere ‘have full trust’ (see confident).

When someone says that you need to have self-esteem and confidence, I have always gotten annoyed with this. Because it is my belief that the definition is often misunderstood. I know that I used to confuse the definition as well.

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Tenacious Dreams

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I am a sucker for sappy motivational videos. I can read a good book, I can listen to someone talk to me until they are blue in the face. Sometimes, what actually gets me going and remembering that it takes a lot of courage to follow your dreams is watching little videos like this.

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Creamy Avocado Smoothie: Drink Your Vitamins

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photo 5I am sure you’ve got that killer homemade guacamole recipe that you love to dish out when friends are over or on special occasions. If you are an avocado fan you are probably used to adding it to your salad or sandwich as well. But, have you ever tried drinking it?

Recently, I felt a little daring and decided to drink my avocado and I was blown away by just how amazing and tasty it was. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been juicing with the Nutribullet pro. I am finding just how creative one can be, as there are so many wonderful Nutribullet recipes out there today. I really enjoy the Nutribullet pro because there is little to no clean up and no vital nutrients thrown away or wasted.

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Avoid the Breaking Point

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o-JOB-BURNOUT-facebookI attended a panel discussion at a producer’s conference a couple of months ago that gave aspiring producers, directors and entertainment professional’s advice on how to break into the business.

One recommendation from the industry pros during that session stressed that you need to work on more just one project at a time. And, they advised, you should not just concentrate on a project that is your “baby,” which can channel all of your creative energy in to that one piece of work. Basically, you don’t want to put all your eggs in one creative basket. Diversify.

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