About Me

One of my favorite Christmas presents was my mom's old manual typewriter and a "how to type" book - in third grade. I've been writing and typing ever since.

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Is Your eLearning Accessible to Everyone?

Did you know?
• An estimated 1.3 billion people in the world experience significant disabilities. That’s 16 percent of the world’s population, or about one in six people. (This nearly equals the entire population of India.)
• One in four Americans has some sort of disability (or 25 percent, nearly 83 million people, or more than twice the population of California).
• Deafness or serious hearing difficulties are present in 5.7 percent of Americans (about 19 million, or 1 in 17 people – or close t

Covid-19 Restrictions Allowed L&D Leaders to Implement Significant Changes to Training Programs

The work world experienced a huge and sudden shift in March 2020, when offices and businesses shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19. Almost overnight, individuals went from working with their colleagues in offices to working at home. One of the biggest changes involved training. Learning and Development (L&D) teams everywhere scrambled to determine how to train people in separate locations. Some postponed training indefinitely, while others quickly switched from in-person training to eLearns

Why Outsource Technical Writing?

It’s nearly time to roll out your newest product, but you still need to create user guides. You don’t have technical writers on staff, but that one marketing writer is great. Surely they can easily switch gears to technical writing. All writing is the same, right? You need the documentation ASAP, so you give them an incredibly tight deadline. You still need at least bare bones marketing to maintain a presence, so they need to do both jobs. Your writer is known for rising to the challenge while m

Meet the Versatile Neem Tree: 6 Ways to Use Neem for Better Health

Neem (Neemba in Sanskrit) has been used for millennia for its healing properties. It’s a natural herb from the neem tree, also known as Indian lilac. Ayurvedic practitioners use its fruits, seeds, oil, leaves, roots, and bark for a variety of ailments. The tree has recently been introduced to other parts of the world, particularly Africa and tropical America, where it continues to grow in popularity.

Neem is best known as a general antiseptic used to soothe various skin diseases, infections, an

Using UDLAB's Achiever II Planner for Wellness: 9 Ways to Map Your Way

Today is World Health Day! It's a good time to think about your wellness goals. "Wellness” covers a lot of ground, but here I’m referring to physical and mental health. Chances are you have a vague idea of these goals and fit in a little exercise here and there when you have time, or have played around with meditation and journaling but never stuck to it for more than a few days. This is where planning comes in. You should plan steps to reach your achievable goals like you would at work, for you

Decreasing Negativity in Your Life

Does it seem like more people than ever in the United States are dealing with anxiety and depression? You're not imagining it. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in 2020:1
• 1 in 5 U.S. adults experienced mental illness each year
• 1 in 20 U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness each year
• 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder each year
• 50 percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24

Now that we

College Stressing You Out? Recent Study Shows Ashwagandha Can Help!

If you are or know a college student who is just starting their next semester and already stressed, ashwagandha may be one way to naturally improve overall well-being. The Journal of Medicinal Food recently published research showing ashwagandha may improve the mental and emotional health of students.

Researchers from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) wrote, “The Perceived Impact of Ashwagandha on Stress, Sleep Quality, Energy, and Mental Clarity for College Students: Qualitat

How To Stay Sane As An SME

Your primary job responsibilities are already stressful, and on top of that, you often find yourself answering questions and clarifying information about specific topics that no one else seems to understand as well as you. Guess what? You are a subject matter expert (SME)!

What is an SME?

“Subject matter experts, also called SMEs, are professionals who have advanced knowledge in a specific field. As an authority in a particular area or topic, they are uniquely qualified to provide guidance and

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