Sunny suitcase

Tomorrow starts the next Automattic Grand Meetup. It will be my fourth one, and I’ve never been looking forward to one this much. Between the breathwork and energy healing classes, yoga, and meditating together, it feels like I’m going to a mindfulness retreat rather than a business trip. If that wasn’t enough, I’m going to […]

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Happiness T-shirt

As a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, my job is to make sure people using our software are happy. I never thought working in customer support can be this awesome and rewarding. Our whole company, at about 1000 people now, are all gonna meet in Orlando next week. Last year all Happiness Engineers got this T-shirt […]

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Birdday card

Since I have an iPad that’s great for painting, drawing, and calligraphy, I don’t create as much stuff by hand as I used to. It was high time I put my collection of art supplies to some use at last. Birthday cards are my favorite things to make, as they bring joy not just to […]

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Glitter jar

At a workshop today the teacher introduced me to a mindfulness jar. It’s not that different from a snow globe, a transparent vessel with some dense liquid and glitter in it, designed to be shaken up. In its most chaotic state, the jar represents what happens in your mind when you’re stressed and overwhelmed, with […]

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