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Productivity and Creativity Can Peacefully Coexist

Productivity Meets Creativity For the past 10 years or so I’ve had a healthy interest in productivity and organizing systems. I’ve gone through phases where I’ve obsessed over finding the “perfect” planner. I’ve fallen down a “Getting Things Done” rabbit hole, and followed housekeeping blogs that promised to help me finally get our chaotic home in order, once and for all. But, let’s face

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Creativity - The Connections We Make - artwork by Vivian Liebenson

Creativity is My Purpose

“The Connections We Make” by Vivian Liebenson Cuppa Creativity has been around for a while. Since 2013. It was a blog, an art studio, a Facebook page – alternately and at the same time sometimes. But it only became a business in April 2020. I had been laid off from a software company after 15 years and suddenly started getting freelance design requests. Having

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Small business owner jumping for joy to run her own business

Starting a Small Business During a Global Pandemic

  Who starts a small business in the middle of a global pandemic? Ahem! Um, well… I did. Anyone who knows me probably wouldn’t consider me a risk-taker. I stayed at my last job for 15 years before finally being laid off. I ask everyone around me for advice before making the smallest move – should I order the large or the small box

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