There are so many advice columns out there on self care. I'm sure you've seen them. But you've probably noticed that most of them are directed to people who are... not you. They never seem to focus on the nerds and geeks out there who'd rather swing a sword around than move the D&D table… Continue reading Self Care for Geeks and Nerds
With everything surrounding this time of year, it's important to remember to take care of yourself. Remember that it's ok to take a break to relax.
Warning: serious stuff ahead. I'll try to keep it humorous. I was thinking back to the most impactful moments of my nerd life, wondering how things might have changed without them. Various small decisions and influences shaping me into the reasonable facsimile of an adult I am now. What if I'd seen Star Trek before… Continue reading A Letter to Myself: Identity in Geek Culture
Life’s crazy. I get it. But remember that time-management illustration about putting the big rocks in the container before you put in the sand? Time to plan the the big stuff now and fill in the rest instead of letting the holidays get the better of you. This year you can get it right. Here… Continue reading 12 Steps to More Peaceful Holidays
Most geeks I know, despite the stereotype of science and math nerds who think only in abstract precepts, have an artsy side. They detect patterns others miss like peanuts triggering migraines. They create stuff like Velcro. And they think outside the table the box lies on. Yet if we work too hard, laboring through the… Continue reading The Importance of Doing Nothing
This week we catch up with researcher and graduate student, Anne Marie Porter. Anne Marie shares with us her research exploring games and health. Yes, you read that right. HEALTH. Listen to hear some fascinating effects gaming can have on the brain. Rhonda and I WRaP up our week as the fall TV season takes… Continue reading Episode 134 – Anne Marie Porter: Gaming & Health Research
Hello Everyone! In the eighth episode of Game on Girl, we take on a broader topic in game culture: Gamification. Hear Endorphin Dude, Tony Nguyen, talk about reaching Titanium Marathon status and how gaming helped him get there. Here are the links we reference throughout the show: PopCap / Twitter - Makers of Bejewled Blitz, Plants vs Zombies, and… Continue reading Episode 8 – Gamification: Endorphin Dude