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Hey,

The last Tuesday was my birthday.

I was unable to send this letter to you.

I used most of the time at home with family.

Father and I share a birthday, we were both born 19/7.

The new issue of Buibui magazine will be released next week it explores self-love.

Until Next Tuesday.

— Joel

P.S.
I run a community called Buibui. It’s a community that gives the courage to speak up to the horror-stricken. Extending options to survivors. Benefiting the outcast. Shelter to the hushed, ignored, and oppressed. Not a perfect community but a home. If you’re looking…


Hey,

My fathers’ fast pace didn’t slow down.

The situation was dire.

It was the middle of the night. And my mother was slowly bleeding to death.

An unborn child had just died, tallying to three miscarriages of six pregnancies.

He arrived at the doctor’s house he said, “my wife is dying,” his voice was urgent. The absence of an on-call doctor at the hospital caused him to rush to find another who could save a life.

The second miscarriage happened when I was age four. I wished to have a sister to play along with as I was an…


Hey,

1.
I hope you’re having a good day.

I had a long day.

I have recently resumed a role I left a few years back. The role comes with a lot of to-do.

2.
The next issue of Buibui will be on self-love.

The pieces are coming together slowly.

Thanks to those who are purchasing this month’s issue. Your support means a lot to me.

3.
I desire to share what I have learned over these ten years running offline and online businesses in a format and a pace I can manage.

I’m still exploring the possibility of videos…


Hey,

The new issue of Buibui magazine is out and it explores personal healing exemplifying the role imagination play for our healing. Click here to learn more.

Imagination is critical to all the things that make life interesting.

It fires your creativity, relieves your pain, and enriches your most intimate
relationships.

When you are compulsive and constantly pulled back into the past. The last time you felt intense involvement and deep emotions, the culprit is a failure of imagination, a loss of mental flexibility.

To have no hope, no chance to envision a better future…


Hey,

Thank you for your patience.

I was unable to write to you last Tuesday.

I got caught up between unexpected events.

I’m thankful I can write to you today.

I have been organizing all the work I have been doing for these past nine years.

Possibly when complete, I will write more on the lessons I have learned along the way.

A new Buibui issue is coming next week, it will explore healing.

Until next Tuesday.

— Joel

P.S.
I run a community called Buibui. It’s a community that gives the courage to speak up to the horror-stricken. Extending options…


The Note Issue 147

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Hey,

This month’s Buibui issue is on schedule.

To be released in two to three weeks.

I also have other scheduled projects I have been preparing to accomplish for the last ten years.

I might start soon to release them.

Until next Tuesday.

— Joel

P.S.
I run a community called Buibui. It’s a community that gives the courage to speak up to the horror-stricken. Extending options to survivors. Benefiting the outcast. Shelter to the hushed, ignored, and oppressed. Not a perfect community but a home. If you’re looking to support a community like this. Consider…


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My father shared a story with me of how he will go to study at night until past midnight under street lamps.

In between mosquitoes and the chaos of the night. He got his work done that way.

I am his child, and my conditions are much better than his, yet getting work done gets tricky by the second.

A joint study between UCLA and Humboldt University titled “The cost of interrupted work” says on average, as an adult, I get interrupted every 3 minutes, and it takes me 23 minutes to get back to focus on the task at…


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I have an upcoming magazine on healing.

I wrote it in accumulative sessions.

It combines transcripts from interviews and personal stories.

At the start, it was 19,293 words, edited to 18,742 words.

The Cause for Requesting Help

The magazine additionally needed design and marketing.

I was to do them both.

Yet, I had other commitments done synchronously with the magazine tasks.

I was getting in way over my head, almost all of these tasks were complex.

Requesting for Help

I sent an email with a help request to 27,191 subscribers.

I was specific on what kind of help I need, where they can go to help, and how…


I have an entry-level design background.

This experience comes with its advantages.

But at times.

The experience causes me to overestimate my abilities. To counter this flaw, I used Pages, a Mac word processor to design this magazine. It limits my options.

But it has a bit of everything to make it a useful tool for this purpose.

Getting Inspiration

I visited canva.

I spent hours looking at their designs. I concentrated on magazine templates.

But I also went to the creative market.

To look not only for inspiration but also if possible, to buy a magazine template that can fulfill my…


In 1986, James Pennebaker at the University of Texas in Austin turned his introductory psychology class into an experimental laboratory.

Pennebaker started with a healthy respect for keeping things to yourself, which he viewed as the glue of civilization.

But he also assumed that people pay a price for trying to suppress being aware of the elephant in the room. He began by asking each student to identify a deeply personal experience that they’d found very stressful or traumatic.

He then divided the class into three groups:

One would write about what was currently going on in their lives; the second would write about the details of the…

Joel Mwakasege

I edit buibui and be-yourself publications with a combined readership of 9.3 million. https://buibui.org

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