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WordFest Live Rescheduled to December 16

The entire WordFest team of organizers and volunteers is excited to be actively planning for the next WordFest live this year. We do regret to inform you that, …

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Remote Work: the Surprising Effects on Wellbeing

Working from home may have some drawbacks, but the benefits far outweigh any negativity. This post looks at finding the good in remote work.

10+ Practical Tips for Actually Getting Through Work-from-Home Stress

Work from home stress can be super difficult to deal with, but here are practical tips from a qualified expert and the GoDaddy team.

We Need Your Expertise: Open Call for Speakers

Are you knowledgeable in WordPress, workflows, mental wellness, remote working, business, or do you have insights on moving forward in trying times? What about similar topics? Do you …

Hello World – #WPGLOBAL the rebranded Virtual #WPLDN

On February 27, 2020, the #WPLDN community came together for what, we didn’t realise at the time, would be the last time for over two years. Today I’m …

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The Joy of Houseplants

When it comes to small changes that will increase your joy, adding a houseplant or two may be just the trick. I recently looked around at my apartment (that I’ve lived in for fifteen years) and said, “This place needs life.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy about my roommate …

Small things to make a positive change #3 – Mental Health

For some of us that work from home, getting dressed might fall into this category, although for others this may be a big step. Falling into the routine of staying in a dressing-gown or pj’s whilst working can inadvertently have a negative impact on the way we view our circumstances. …

Big Orange Heart at #WCEU 2019

When Dan asked me to join the team for WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin it was a mix of, mostly, over-excited emotions and a dose of fear of the unknown, but yes, mostly utterly chuffed to little mint balls (aka very, very pleased). We arrived in good time to settle …

Contingency Plans for Freelancers

What happens when we go on vacation or have downtime due to health reasons? Do we have another freelancer we can count on to make sure the work is done on time? Creating contingency plans as a WordPress freelancer is a vital part of taking care of yourself — and …

The #PressPause mini podcast series roundup

On the run up to WordCamp Europe 2019, Big Orange Heart joined forces with WPMU Dev for a series for short podcasts to encourage people to attend WordCamps: #001 – Why go to WordCamp – Nathan and Micah go over why they like WordCamp as well as discussing some of …

Small things to make a positive change #2 – Physical Health

How often do we not do small things, brushing them aside as ineffective and not worth those few minutes, or even allowing ourselves that short amount of time because we are so focused on what we’re doing, and then something else comes along and the “small thing” is forgotten? Well, …

Small things to make a positive change #1 – Business Health

The first in a summer of short blog posts that explore ways to change small things that can have a positive effect on each of the Big Orange Heart hubs – Business, Physical, Skills, and Mental health. Let’s start with our business health; what small thing can we change to …

Freelancing and Invisible Illness

When it comes to freelancing and invisible illness, they can be a match made in heaven or the lesser of two evils. So how do you balance your life when you have chronic illness and you work from home? Let’s think through some of this. What is an invisible illness? …