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Freelance health & wellness writer/musician/ mom of two boys. Editor of Illumination’s Mirror

And here’s how you can do it too

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I’ve been writing on the platform for a year now. When I first started, I only had about a 30% curation rate with my articles. Recently though, my curation rate has jumped up to 90%.

As I started analyzing my articles, I’ve noticed a trend among all my curated articles. Here’s what I learned.

Factors that play into curation

Headlines and Formatting

Articles with the words “you, your, or How-to” articles have a higher chance of curation. And so are the listicles with numbers in the title. Your headlines also have to be catchy, but not clickbait.

How well you structure and format your stories matters a lot…

My story as a musician, wife, mother, and writer

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I’m a classically trained musician, wife, and mother of two rambunctious boys. Recently, I became a writer on Medium.

I like to live a peaceful and spiritual life and to enjoy every moment. I always remind myself that life is short so I’d better make the most of it.

In the past, I lived a humble yet satisfying life as a musician. Music has always been a driving force in my life. I’ve played music, taught music, and committed my whole life to music. My favorite music quote is: “Without music life will B flat.” by Dulcinea Martinez ♪♪♪


How you can make money from writing

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Are you a freelance writer and a mom? Then this post is for you.

As you know, there are many ways you can make money from home as a freelancer.

The sites below are great for stay-at-home moms or freelance moms who are trying to make their living out of writing.

Here are 5 sites that pay $100 per post. Each one has its guidelines on how to submit your article.

1) Family Fun

This is a popular online magazine and they’re looking for topics related to families with children between the ages of 3–12.

You can write on topics ranging from cooking…

How not to let a bad day sabotage your mood

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Like me, you’ve probably experienced a bad day. Not every day, of course, but once in a while. There’s no such thing as a perfectly smooth day unless we live in a fairy tale. Plans derail, schedules change, things take an unexpected turn.

But how do you turn a bad day into a good day? With a simple shift in mindset.

Here are 5 simple ways you can turn around a crappy day.

Focus on positive aspects of the day

According to Positive Psychology, your thoughts become your feelings. So if you choose to focus on positive aspects of your day, you’ll feel happier and more content…

Adopt these habits today and start saving

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Saving money is not as hard as people may think. No matter how much money you make, I’m sure the idea of spending less and saving more would sound appealing to you.

There are many ways you can save money just by adapting small habits. While small, they can make an enormous difference in how much money you’re able to save in the long run.

Here are three simple ways you can save more money.

Avoid impulse purchases

How many times have you bought something on the spur of the moment and later regretted it?

It happens to all of us. And I…

And how you can use them to attract your audience

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Power words are words that trigger a particular emotion — positive or negative. Power words connect with the emotions of your readers. Power words help drive traffic and engagement. And, last but not least, they compel people to take action.

If you are a content writer, copywriter, or content marketer, having power words in your arsenal will help you make your writing persuasive and effective. You can use them in many ways, from helping you sell a product or service, sell an ebook or a course, or build an email list.

Power words pack a punch and, if used correctly…

Focus plays a huge role in your success as a writer

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You’ve probably been in a situation when you set aside the time to write. The time flew by and you realized you haven’t even started.

Sounds familiar?

Let’s face it: we all have distractions and we all have to deal with them every day. Your family, your life, and unexpected circumstances can get in the way and sabotage your writing plans.

The way to overcome that? Develop a highly focused routine and habits that will help you reach your goals.

Without your ability to stay focused on your writing tasks, you’ll be spending time on everything else but writing. …

Ditching these habits will help you maximize your productivity

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Many people work from home these days. We all want to stay focused, organized, and productive. But there are so many distractions that can impede our tasks and projects.

One of the best ways to maximize your productivity is to identify the habits that slow you down. To help you get the most of your daily grind, here are 3 toxic habits to avoid to increase your productivity.

Addiction to technology

In today’s digital world, it’s tough to stay away from technology. We use technology for work, entertainment, leisure activities, etc. …

These quick and easy meals save time and energy

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As a health and fitness enthusiast, I strive to make my diet as healthy as it can be. That means eating fresh foods in their natural form and avoiding processed foods.

I lean towards a plant-based diet and most of the foods I eat are made from fresh, natural ingredients. I get most of my protein from fish, beans, and legumes. I only eat meat about twice a week. I find it to be the best diet for my health and it helps me feel healthy and strong.

Many people think eating healthy means you have to spend too much…

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