Part I - Awareness

Ever since I turned 20 (a few years ago), time has become increasingly more important to me.  Maybe I’ve become more aware of it.  Maybe I just appreciate it more.  Maybe it’s because time seems to be moving faster than ever.  Either way, I’ve grown to be cognizant of my time, who I spend it with and what I do with it.

Labeling energies is a state of development that we currently use in this physical reality. It is almost like how in order to go to high school, we must first graduate through elementary school and middle school. And so it is that in order for us to be able to see oneness, we must go through the layers and components that make up what oneness is. But we must ask ourselves one question if our intention is to truly continue our revolution toward the understanding of oneness: Do we really want to graduate? Or do we merely want to hold onto the fragmented understanding of energy that we’ve grown accustomed to?
—  Carolina Zacaria in Understanding Oneness Without Labels

zeng33kgr7 asked:

You are deserving of love and perhaps you just haven't fallen in love with yourself yet. Regardless of the past, you make your present and your future. Do you perhaps feel that maybe there is some atonement needed for what mistakes you have made? May be this is creating more difficulty in rationalizing the past and not giving enough credit for what your are doing in the present? At any rate, you are lovable.

I dont believe I need to pay a price for forgiveness. Cognitively there is awareness of worth but the feeling of unworth is not something that occurs in awareness. It is unconscious and i am only beginning to remove that ignorance and see it. Everyone has something they need to look at deep in the darkness of their fears and insecurities. Once we can do this, we can shine our light for others still lost in their darkness.

It is always a process, but the journey is not about the destination. 

So while we are here, let us dance the dance of life and sing songs simply because here we are.

Thank you for your kind words.

Namaste, love

~Max

The biggest obstacle you will have for change is you! You have to look inside and say to yourself that this is you at this moment and you are enough! And then say to yourself it’s time to make the change. When you walk through this door you check your ego, leave your excuses, stop blaming other people, take 100% responsibility for your life! Make the change you have been wanting so bad in your gut! You are worth it! I promise it won’t be an easy journey with lots of ups and downs, but it will definitely be worth it! 😎 #keepcalm #carryon @keepcalmcarryon #emotions #emotinalhealth #makethechange #happy #healthy #getoutofyourownway #uncomfortable #growth #change #worth #value #love #iloveyou If you are interested in working with me to help you get motivated and stay on track with your goals comment below “let’s do this!”
#motivationmonday

We're hiring!

 



iOS Engineer Skimm’r

US:

theSkimm is a service that helps people be smarter about the things they should know. Today, theSkimm is one of the fastest-growing email newsletters on the market, with unprecedented engagement and growth. We’ve redefined the morning routine for female millennials by delivering news and information with a distinctive voice and format. Tomorrow, we’re becoming the first company to turn news into a lifestyle brand. Our next step is developing a truly unique mobile experience that builds upon our voice and the trust we’ve built with our audience. We want you to be a key part of the beginning of our journey.

If interested, please send resume/portfolio to jobs@theskimm.com.



YOU:

  • Are an experienced engineer who wants to lead our mobile app efforts. You are capable of working independently but enjoy working collaboratively to build high quality user experiences.

  • Have deep knowledge of and are proficient with Objective-C. Ideally, you’re also fluent with Ruby, PHP, HTML and CSS and have some experience working with AWS. Though definitely not a requirement, a willingness to jump into back-end code is definitely a plus.

  • Appreciate theSkimm’s audience and have an interest in thinking through the technical and user interaction aspects of products.

  • Are also able and willing to be Skimm HQ DJ on occasion.

 



LEAD UX/UI PRODUCT DESIGNER

US:

theSkimm is a service that helps people be smarter about the things they should know. Today, theSkimm is one of the fastest-growing email newsletters on the market, with unprecedented engagement and growth. We’ve redefined the morning routine for female millennials by delivering news and information with a distinctive voice and format. Tomorrow, we’re becoming the first company to turn news into a lifestyle brand. Our next step is developing a truly unique mobile experience that builds upon our voice and the trust we’ve built with our audience. We want you to be a key part of the beginning of our journey.

YOU:

  • Want to lead inaugural mobile design and UX efforts

  • Want to be THE evangelist for UX and UI best practices and design excellence across a mobile app

  • Have exceptional visual, interaction, and product design talent

  • Have experience designing for metrics-based goals and a good track record of hitting them

  • Are a storyteller

  • Appreciate theSkimm’s audience and are able to clearly identify and design for the people who will use the product, what they will use it for, and why they will use it

  • Are also able and willing to be Skimm HQ DJ on occasion.

 



Software Engineer Skimm’r

US:

theSkimm is a service that helps people be smarter about the things they should know. Today, theSkimm is one of the fastest-growing email newsletters on the market, with unprecedented engagement and growth. We’ve redefined the morning routine for female millennials by delivering news and information with a distinctive voice and format. Tomorrow, we’re becoming the first company to turn news into a lifestyle brand. Our next step is developing a truly unique mobile experience that builds upon our voice and the trust we’ve built with our audience. We want you to be a key part of the beginning of our journey.

 

theSkimm is hiring a platform engineer who can help us manage our internal tools.  We’re looking for someone who can own their own projects from day one and build tools to help our team manage the rapid growth of our skimmbassador community and general subscriber base.

 

If interested, please send resume/portfolio to jobs@theskimm.com.

YOU:

  • Have experience working with Ruby, server-side frameworks like Rails and Sinatra

  • Have experience with data processing tools like Hadoop

  • Have familiarity with AWS

  • Love problem-solving

  • Can work independently and collaboratively

  • Have good UX and design sensibilities

  • Appreciate theSkimm’s audience and have an interest in thinking through the technical and user interaction aspects of products.

  • Are also able and willing to be Skimm HQ DJ on occasion.

 



Analytics Skimm’r

US:

theSkimm is a service that helps people be smarter about the things they should know. Today, theSkimm is one of the fastest-growing email newsletters on the market, with unprecedented engagement and growth. We’ve redefined the morning routine for female millennials by delivering news and information with a distinctive voice and format. Tomorrow, we’re becoming the first company to turn news into a lifestyle brand. Our next step is developing a truly unique mobile experience that builds upon our voice and the trust we’ve built with our audience. We want you to be a key part of the beginning of our journey.

theSkimm’s growth strategies help direct the company’s short and long-term thinking by analyzing and understanding our subscribers and their behavior. At the highest level, growth at theSkimm can be broken down into two steps 1) collect high-quality, accurate data and 2) derive actionable insights from that data.

This role will support our growth efforts in many capacities including building dashboards, creating feedback loops, analyzing subscriber journeys, email marketing, paid acquisition , and converstion rate optimization.

If interested, please send resume/portfolio to jobs@theskimm.com.

Requirements:

At least 1-2 years experience in an analytical capacity, ideally in an environment like investment banking, consulting, media, or strategy at an ad agency.

 

YOU

  • Love working with data, but are inquisitive by nature and find yourself constantly asking “how and why?”

  • Love Excel

  • Appreciate theSkimm’s audience

  • Consider yourself excellent when it comes to prioritization and have no problem focusing in fast-paced environment.

  • Are resourceful. You are comfortable in environments where there is no set way and are able to come up with creative solutions to problems.

  • Are also able and willing to be Skimm HQ DJ on occasion.

 

Pluses

General understanding of basic HTML/CSS

Experience with web analytics (e.g. Google Analytics or Omniture)

Experience with SQL, R, or a scripting language like Ruby or Python.

In general, the idea of learning a programming language does not scare you.

You are interested in working with large data sets (i.e. not in Excel).

 

 



Executive Assistant Skimm’r

 

US:

theSkimm is a service that helps people be smarter about the things they should know. Today, theSkimm is one of the fastest-growing email newsletters on the market, with unprecedented engagement. We’ve redefined the morning routine for female millennials by delivering news and information with a distinctive voice and format. Tomorrow, we’re becoming the first company to turn news into a lifestyle brand. Our next step is developing a truly unique mobile experience that builds upon our voice and the trust we’ve built with our audience. We want you to be a key part of the beginning of our journey.

 

As an EA at theSkimm, you will be involved in a little bit of everything. We are looking for someone who is a team player and can keep the founders, employees, and office organized and efficient. Responsibilities will include helping with recruitment, onboarding new hires, general office management, executive admin, independent tasks, and making sure that theSkimm brand and culture is infused into our company each day. You will report to the CEOs.

If interested please reach out to Jobs@theSkimm.com


Requirements:

You have a college degree and some professional work experience. You read theSkimm. You tell your friends about theSkimm. You are comfortable with MS Office, including Excel.

 

YOU

  • Are upbeat and enjoy the challenge of working in a startup environment and on a startup budget. We are scrappy and work hard to get things done. You need to set the office tone by being positive among the craziness.

  • Are detail oriented and deadline driven. This means you are the type of person who always takes notes, catches a typo or sees when something isn’t quite justified, and is usually early to a meeting.

  • Have a great work ethic — meaning you do what it takes to get the job done and go above and beyond.

  • Are smart, quick, and consider yourself excellent when it comes to prioritization. You have no problem focusing in fast-paced environment.

  • Eager to gain experience, whether that is in the media or startup world.

  • Feel comfortable managing interns.

  • Describe yourself as self driven to accomplish a lot and resourceful. You are comfortable in environments where there is no set way and are able to come up with creative solutions to problems.

  • Are also able and willing to be Skimm HQ DJ on occasion.

  • Would rise to the challenge if we asked you to, for example, figure out how to get free cookies for our next Friday Sip & Skimm from the new restaurant nearby AND get a used air conditioner delivered and installed for $300 by end of week.

 

Pluses

General understanding of basic HTML/CSS

Background in accounting, recruitment or HR

 

 

Woke up & had my coffee ✔
Worked out ✔
Made post workout smoothie ✔
Cooked breakfast ✔
Read my bible ✔

proud of the changes I have made so far this year..

This time last year I was at the lowest point of my life. I have been struggling with clinical depression and anxiety for 7 years. And on this day last year I couldn’t leave my bed. Every single day I had wished I could end my life. I had almost dropped out of high school. I lost all my friends. I had disappointed my family. I thought there was no hope for me. I was in a dark hole with no way out.

And here I am today. I have a well paying job. I am bettering myself through exercise, yoga, healthy foods, and God. I have decided to start applying to colleges again and actually do something with my life (I took a year off). I’m so damn proud of myself.

To anyone struggling: I know it sounds cliché but it does get better.

Depression doesn’t look the same for everyone.

Anxiety doesn’t look the same for everyone.

Grieving doesn’t look the same for everyone.

Cries for help don’t look the same for everyone. 

Don’t lump it all together.

Break the stigma.

It’s ok to hurt, it’s ok to cry, it’s ok to recover, it’s ok to need help, it’s ok to get help, it’s ok to move on, it’s ok to love, it’s ok to live.


You M A T T E R.