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Author, educator, and self-improvement nerd. Co-founder of Danscend. My books: shorturl.at/lrtOV My email: Loucadouxmichelle@gmail.com

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I quickly wrote an “About Me” story back in October that had a list of my most impressive writing accomplishments, a personable professional headshot, and . . . no soul. I wrote it, checked it off my to-do list, and moved on to my next activity. Unfortunately, sometimes, I do…

I’m rubber, you’re glue…

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We’ve all been there. The times when the putrid, emotionally-charged word vomit of others makes its unwanted splat on our vulnerable souls. No one can know when it will happen until it’s too late. But, when it does, time’s up. Yoshi wins. …

There’s more at play here than you think

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I have refrained from writing an article comparing News Break and Medium for the entire time I have been writing for both platforms. As I reach almost one year of exploring each, I believe I can now fully compare the two in an informed way.

Both platforms have gone through…

3 ways to prepare for the emotional aftermath of the pandemic

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Approximately two times per year, an underwater earthquake displaces so much seawater that it causes tsunamis to tower up to 100 feet above unprotected seaside communities. It’s a delayed reaction and it’s deadly.

At first, the shift seems insignificant. Tectonic plates slide over and under each other, lifting the seafloor…

Pragmatic Productivity

Hack your productivity by giving in to putting things off

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I had an epiphany in the shower last week. Why do they always come when I’m scrubbing my scalp? Here it is. Procrastination is…power. It’s a passionate desire not to do something. And that passion can be redirected into productivity.

How I hacked my meditation practice in two steps

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I know, I know. We don’t need to ‘hack’ meditation. We need to breathe through it, spend the time, become one with our higher selves. Whatever. I wholeheartedly believe practically anything is hackable.

See, I really, really, really suck at meditating. I try to go outside, turn on my 548…

The 80/15/5 Method acknowledges that we can’t “rise and grind” forever

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Our bodies and brains need breaks. Time to ruminate, rest, and rejuvenate. The problem is, we’ll never get those breaks unless we schedule them—and stick to that schedule. …

If you make it out, you might be headed for greatness

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Most content creators don’t stick with it longer than one year. In my book, this is the greatest mistake of all.

Giving up on a future in content creation after one year is like withdrawing all your money from your 401K. You lose not only your traction on your compounding…

Pragmatic Productivity

What happens when I wait to stuff my face

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I’m not often surprised by anything related to productivity hacking. That’s kind of my area of expertise. I was, however, gobsmacked by what I got done last week while I was experimenting with intermittent fasting.

I was inspired to try eschewing my regularly scheduled grub sessions by an episode of…

Michelle Loucadoux, MBA

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