Understanding Your Mental Health

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Good Advice Cupcake (@thegoodadvicecupcake) Have you ever stayed up until ungodly hours of night because your brain was being mean to you? Gotten super lethargic for no apparent reason? Or struggled to get out of bed or even shower and felt like something was horribly wrong, when nothing necessarily was? Firstly, nothing is wrong with you, and you’re definitely not alone. You could just be experiencing low mental health or symptoms of mental illness. What is mental health and mental illness?  In the same way everyone has their health to […]

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78inc. (Part 3): Advice

The advice we are often told about rising in the digital industry is to build a profile, grow your network, and to jump at every opportunity. Which is great advice, but also a little redundant. What do you do if you don’t by chance run into a good connection, or don’t naturally have the skills to be incredibly social, or don’t know how to out yourself out there? Reena and Aashiq’s advice is out of the usual, maybe even unconventional, and can be taken in personally or professionally.  Regardless, it’s exactly what we all need to get to where we […]

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78inc. (Cont.) : Human Capital

Nowadays, starting up a business or campaign can be as easy as creating a business page on Instagram and growing from there. But to create a sustainable business, more people have to be involved and growth is inevitable.  Hearing more from both Reena and Aashiq, here’s how they handle networking, finding clients, and dealing with the industry. What is the importance of a good team and strong partnership? “I stress on self awareness, understand everyone is an individual and has personal aspiration and emotion. And what’s important may vary to each person at different places.” Though the co-founders split their […]

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Meet 78inc., TZ

In a generation where the ‘grind mentality’ is commonplace, people are scared that they wasted their lives before they’ve even begun. Career changes feel like setbacks, day-to-day obstacles feel like climbing Mt. Everest, and dragging through the days feels hopeless sometimes. I’m guilty of feeling all these things, and I know too many people can feel it too. Which is perfectly valid.  For a while now, I’ve been struggling to figure out what I should be doing with myself, what the right move is for my future. Recently, I was lucky enough to have two people come into my life […]

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Grown Down a Little

When we’re young, we all dream about growing up. We wear our dad’s button-ups, and our mum’s heels, even though both are bigger than our entire being. But we play, and we dream about what it would be like to fit in either one, have our own house, and become a doctor, or ballerina, or any of the other thousand things we wanted to be when we grow up.  So when exactly did we lose that spark, and the reality of practicality took it away? We hit 18, and we graduate high school, and we’re pushed to make a choice […]

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Translating Experiences

Before you read on, I want to ask you: How many languages do you know?  Mukadderat. Sortable. Tu’burni. Jabali. Mellifluous. Sombremesa.  Every one of these words (phonetically spelt) come from a different language. Each one has a meaning so specific it cannot be translated accurately.  Mukadderat (Turkish): the fate/fatality of divine timing.  Sortable (French): someone you can take anywhere without being embarrassed. Tu’burni (Arabic): bury me with your love.  Jabali (Swahili): strong as rock.  Mellifluous (English):  a sound that is pleasing to hear. Sombremesa (Spanish): the time you spend talking at the table after finishing a meal.  For the intrigue […]

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Surviving the Distance

“Some people say home is where you come from. But I think it’s a place you need to find, like it’s scattered and you pick pieces of it up along the way.” – Katie Kaevinsky Home by Sarah Fouad (Medium: acrylic – Instagram: @s_fouads.art) I am a Third Culture Kid, meaning I was raised in countries outside of my native homeland because of my parents’ job. I have lived in 6 different countries, and have collected experiences, perspectives, and even people, along the way.  When I was younger, I had my fits over moving so much. I didn’t want to […]

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Anti-Bucket Lists

This is the sign you’ve been waiting for. That thing you wanted to say? SAY IT! That thing you were too scared to do? DO IT!  Or, you know, maybe don’t. ‘Cause COVID is a thing.  We’ve all been at that crossroads to make a choice at some point or other; from something as seemingly simple as how to tell our best friend we like them, to deciding to fly out on a leisurely trip half way across the world in the spur of the moment, there’s always decisions to be made, and choices to tick off bucket-lists.  There is […]

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