Happy November to my fellow bloggers and blog-lovers. I have always been a free spirit and lately I’ve been thinking about what’s next. So here’s my question for you all. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I’m interested to see where our readers would choose. I, for one, would … More Question of the Day No. 544
The great resignation of 2021 has been a huge headline this year. After millions of people lost their jobs in 2020, this year we saw millions of employees voluntarily leave their jobs. Here’s my hot take—employers can’t fight this. If somebody isn’t willing, you can’t coerce them to be willing. Even if you do, that willingness won’t be sustainable. … More Work With The Willing: A rule of thumb for human capital management (and life)
It’s a rainy Monday evening here in Salt Lake City—a perfect occasion to sit on my living room floor and write. Here’s what my mind has been mulling over: A person’s love language is how they feel and receive love. When someone tells me they read my latest poem or article that I posted, I … More Love Languages: A Question for my fellow writers
Some of the most popular romance stories feature one-sided love. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby hopelessly awaits Daisy to return to him. The Roman mythological epoch of Echo and Narcissus told one of the first stories of unrequited love. In The Notebook, Noah chases Allie for years, even through an engagement, until she comes back … More Lopsided Love: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
With pumpkin spice flooding the streets again, autumn is just around the corner. August is like the Sunday of summer and it’s almost over. September is just a few sleeps away. Is it just me or have the first 8 months of 2021 absolutely flown by? … More Question of the Day: No. 541
“the same blood that runs through my veins, ran for centuries before me, and will continue to live on after me, each generation passing down their stories, like a medicine to inspire growth. (that did, indeed, inspire growth.)“ –e.l. jayne This is an excerpt from my poem “Generations” on finding gratitude in our heritage. Did … More What’s passed on from one generation to the next? Privilege and pilgrimage.
Happy Sunday, folks, or Monday already depending on where and when you’re reading this. I know a lot of us in this community are also writers, so I thought I’d share a quote that resonated with me this week: “We may think that the book we will write will be bad. Even worse will be … More Should you force yourself to write? A discussion.
Creamy clouds dissipate to reveal sparkling waves. Makeshift linen dresses. Vineyard horizons. Tangerine colored terraces overlook the marble sand. Salty hair. Fresh strawberries. Sun-spotted hands. And we pause for a moment. If you stare at the sand for a while, tiny grains of sand fall from their mounds. Out of nowhere there’s a change—unnoticeable to … More Subtle Changes
By E.L. Jayne Why do we wait to ask the tough questions until someone is on their deathbed, until it’s the last time we’ll see someone, or before we go our separate ways? … More Why don’t we ask the tough questions?
By E.L. Jayne | What heals your heart? … More Question of the Day: No. 525
By E.L. Jayne | Hello my fellow blogging friends! I hope you’ve all been enjoying May so far. I, personally, cannot believe 2021 is almost halfway over. So what’s trending these days? The entertainment industry is constantly looking for the next best thing. What’s going to catch people’s attention this time? The trending social app, TikTok, has answered that question. … More TikTok: Ditch or Download? An Investigation.
In the spirit of Easter, let’s talk about forgiveness—forgiveness with the most important relationship you can have. How difficult do you find it to forgive yourself? . . E. L. Jayne’s blog can be found here.
“If you ask a thousand people if they want to be rich, every one except the poet and the mystic will say yes.” -BR If someone asked you if you wanted to be rich, with all the conveniences and consequences considered, would you say yes or no? . . As a self-proclaimed poet, I’d also … More Question of the Day – No. 512
By E. L. Jayne One mellow evening, a seemingly miniscule reverie came along that managed to consume my mind. I couldn’t stop contemplating one question: What have I given 100% of everything I had to? Truly, 100%? … More To give, or to not give, 100% of yourself?
We all honor our own innate ideals of happiness. Our conception of “the good life.” Composing and recomposing our lives around this archetype of euphoria. But that’s the thing. … More Different Definitions of Happiness: A reflection.
“When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.” Easier said than done, right? To love yourself at the current moment is complex enough, but what about who you used to be? What about the parts of yourself you aren’t proud of? What about the tedious pieces which still need tending to? To truly love … More How to Love the Unrecognizable Part of Yourself
By E.L. Jayne Would you rather have loved and lost or never have loved at all? … More To Love or To Not Love?
By E.L. Jayne Our interconnectedness and reliance on other human beings is taken for granted lately. It seems as if people only want to surround themselves with other like-minded people. This is profoundly dangerous. … More How a Pencil Proves our Indisputable Interconnectedness
By E. L. Jayne The dust from the holidays is starting to settle; it’s that time of year again. Personally, I’d vote for an execution of the New Year’s resolution. … More Why I’m Not making New Year’s resolutions and why you shouldn’t either.
By Billy Osogo I became politically-aware when I was around 11 years old. We had a disputed election in 2007 that resulted in the most destructive wave of electoral violence in all of Kenya’s history. … More The Vulnerability of Democracy