Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Hannah Kubiak
Founder & Owner of: Writing and Other Creative Endeavors
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Art, Books, Entertainment and Writing Writer
Steven Speilberg’s 1993 film, Schindler’s List, tells the true story of a German businessman named Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his factory to keep them out of the death camps. At first, Schindler employs Jews because they are cheaper to hire, but as the story progresses his motives become more altruistic, and he brings himself to bankruptcy in an attempt to save as many lives as possible. Continue reading The Girl in Red – Vivid Symbolism in Schindler’s List (1 min read)
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: G. Jefferies
Founder & Owner of: Fiction is Food
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Aspiring Author and Writing Writer
If anybody read last weeks musing, with the genius Einstein featuring as the main protagonist, then you will already be aware I’ve called upon a theme for this very three post series as a way to tackle it – Genius to Insanity
Continue reading What is Reality to an Author? (2 min read)
Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Tina Richardson
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Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Health & Fitness and Successful Living Writer
It’s like being trapped in the movie, “Groundhog Day,” when you relive the same dreary routine over and over again. You’re waking up early in the morning, making the journey, that trek to a destination to which you don’t wish to travel. You make this trip every day; day in and day out. You don’t want to go there, but you feel you have no choice at the moment. Yet, somehow, deep in your heart and mind, you know you don’t belong there anymore. You don’t want to go. You just don’t. You hate Mondays and you feel completely burnt out. Continue reading Know when to Fold Them: 5 Signs It’s Time to Quit (3 min read)
A sense of powerlessness over death wraps my whole being right after my brothers’ burial. I felt vulnerable wrestling with something nobody will ever win. The thought of death immobilizes me for the first time after several losses of people I love the most.
The nights that followed was filled with dreams about death and dying that it bothers me at times. I prayed hard in trying to figure out the meaning of it all and a deep feeling of fear about losing someone emerges. The threat of a deep loneliness over losing a loved one again was stronger than the fear of death itself.
Memories came crashing one by one with every loss I encountered since childhood. It starts with the death of my grandfather who made me feel I was his favorite. A few years after that, I went to a more profound sorrow losing my Dad. My mom’s leaving to sickness many years later does not create the same impact I had over the losses during childhood even those of my grandmas. The most devastating of it all is that of losing my son three years ago.
The strong resistance of going back to those unbearable feelings gave light why tears won’t come during my brother’s wake. I created an automatic shut off from deep within because I am not sure if I was capable of going through the same feeling again. I shielded myself with numbness and rage.
Then I realized it was not death but the feelings of being left by someone I loved that scared me the most. This was the strongest sensation embedded on my being that I would not want to go through again. This is what I am so afraid of that I could not make peace with.
There was a voice within me saying that my loved ones do not really leave. They just go to the next dimension where there is a loving God who connects everything. This is the beauty of my faith; life never ends here. There is life before, there is life now and there is life in the hereafter.
Accepting that death is a part of life just like birth is liberating. The knowledge that a loved one who dies does not leave at all dissolves the feelings of hopelessness and disconnections. Death is a great teacher of life. It teaches us to live every day to the fullest as if it is our last and if it is, there is an assurance that the next life is far more exciting than what we have here today. It was a promise we can claim if we believe in God.