What’s happening in your brain when you’re intuitively solving a problem — and why this fails with groups.

Have you ever tried to solve a problem with a group of people, only to find that it’s a complete disaster?

There’s a reason this happens.

When we solve problems on our own, we’re using an unconscious methodology that doesn’t translate well to group settings. …

The Authentic Eclectic

This is basically a long, whiny rant about my life right now

A woman sits against a pink step on a pink carpet with her head down and clasping her legs, looking like she is trying to hide

As someone who is intimately familiar with depression, I am learning that burnout is similar…but different.

I think it might be worse.

When I’m depressed, there’s this grey fog that descends and it’s almost like a fugue state. I am vaguely aware that I’ve been sleeping/eating and barely able to…

Unsolicited advice to myself.

I fell off the writing ship months ago, and am trying not to beat myself up about it. Reframe the feeling to be proud of what I DID accomplish so far this year, and stop with the anxiety spiral.

Fun Fact: XKCD Started Out Sketchy

Had a call with my Mastermind friend group this evening, and…

Advice I wish I’d had when I started out. The sooner you start charging more, the better. Higher rates attract better clients.

When you start out as a freelancer, your tendency is to charge less than you should because you’re new to the game.

Some people manage to escape this trap quickly.

Others stay stuck making $25/hr because they’re either comfortable at that rate or they’re too nice to charge what they’re…

Put on your tinfoil hats, everyone!

I have a confession: I love conspiracy theories.

Until recently, 99.8% of my podcast consumption was devoted to conspiracy-related podcasts. (Now, it’s more like 93.7%.)

Note to readers: This is a first draft. So if this piece seems a bit unfinished, well, it arguably is. Comments are welcome!

Why conspiracy theories may be good for your brain

Disclaimer: I…

Jess Rohloff

Writing about writing. And other stuff.

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