At some point in our lives, we may all face the challenge of caring for someone we love, whether it be an ill child or an aging parent. It can be stressful and difficult work, and all too often we find the need to give care forces us to set aside other parts of our lives. Without help, it becomes harder and harder to maintain balance in your life.
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When Dogpatch Tech first approached me about doing user research to help them build an amazing mobile application for community support, I thought, “That sounds like something that people could really use, but most of my research looks at people and gaming; what do I know about finding support among friends and family?”
There is so much information swirling around us, across multiple screens and coming from hundreds of sources. It’s not possible (or even healthy) to try to take in all that information. We try to read it all on the off chance that we will capture the one true nugget, and in the end all we usually have is a headache. That’s where ICYMI — in case you missed it — comes in.
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Every once in a great while, if you’re lucky, you get this moment where you know, in your heart, in every cell of your body that you are exactly where you are supposed to be and doing what you are supposed to do. Whatever your belief system is, if you’ve experienced this, you know what I’m talking about. Some people call it finding flow. And it’s not always a happy moment in life. But above all, it’s a peaceful moment.