Author: Rikki Ayers

Remote work opportunities: what’s out there

If you’re thinking of pursuing remote work because you want to be a stay-at-home parent or you can’t find opportunities in your community, you may think remote jobs are only open to web developers and writers. Researching for my upcoming guide on remote work, most of the blogs and other resources I found were for IT and creative services professionals. There is a lot more out there than that, though. I started dreaming about full-time remote work while in university. My goal was to be able to work in a small mountain town, but to have a flexible and intellectually...

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People affected by recent natural disasters need your help

Mother Nature’s lost her temper. It’s been a wild couple of months in terms of natural disasters, from floods to hurricanes to earthquakes. This following a bad wildfire season. If you’re somewhere unaffected by any of these events, but you want to help…you should. Here’s a rundown of some of the major recent events: This morning (Sunday, September 24) a second earthquake hit Mexico’s Oaxaca state. An 8.1 earthquake hit the region September 7th. A 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City on September 19th, killing over 300 people in the area. Buildings, including schools, collapsed and crews are still working at...

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10 years in: this is what I know about working remotely

This fall marks 10 years since I started my first freelance job, where I was paid to interview people, research things, and write stories from my POS PC computer (I had a clunker desktop!). Since then, I’ve worked remotely (not in a traditional office) in one way or another for the past 10 years. Sidenote: I was at a music festival last night (Rifflandia in Victoria, BC if you want to check it out) listening to Hot Chip and my friend and I were trying to place when in time Hot Chip was a hot thing. It was 10...

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What’s love got to do with this: overcoming hate and apathy

A week ago today I was sitting in a tarp-cave by my tent at a music festival, sipping coffee mid-afternoon, hiding from the sun and early-day partiers. I turned on my phone to get an update about a wildfire approaching the event and then opened my Facebook app. The first post I saw was about the events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. Shocked, I quickly Googled “Charlottesville” to verify that what I had read was really happening—if you’ve been living under a rock with no wifi, read this. I can’t believe that in 2017 we’re still fighting over this shit....

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This is What Abundance Feels Like

There’s a lot of rhetoric surrounding the “abundance mindset,” but what is that? It’s one of those trendy glass-half-full terms people tell you that you should have before they play on your fear of scarcity and FOMO to get you to buy their product. I think many of us have a distorted view of what abundance is, because we’d like it to have more things instead of feeling as if we have enough already. “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.” —Tom...

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