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Michelle Feder

Digital writer | writing coach and tutor

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I tell stories through a human lens, designed to make businesses grow and individual lives better. I also coach writers of all ages, teaching a writing process with time-tested tools, craft, and heart.

Seattle Magazine
Are We Losing our Religion? Searching for Spirituality in Seattle

On Sunday morning, it's time for yoga church.At 8 Limbs Yoga Center in West Seattle, 35-55 students attend a class called bhakti yoga, described by owner and studio director Anne Phyfe Palmer as having a "devotional, heart-centered" approach. At the studio's flagship location on Capitol Hill, 25-40 people attend a similar class.

Microsoft Life
Mathematical thinkers are key to our future - Microsoft Life

A report by the McKinsey Global Institute found that in the U.S. alone, by 2018, there will be 1.5 million jobs that require data analysis skills. As big data continues to grow, the industry needs people who have the quantitative chops to dig in, make sense of it, and make it actionable.

Preschools teach kids (and parents) to eat right

Preschools teach kids (and parents) to eat right - Nutrition - Health and development At the Kent Child Development Center this spring, kids are starting a small community garden. They will begin in the classroom by planting carrot seeds, and will transfe

Building a Better Tweet: Writing for Twitter

When I'm on Twitter, sometimes I have to refocus my eyes to fix on its assembly of hash tags, "at signs," and emoticons. But amid the punctuation gone wild, writers can find a haven, innovation, and heart. What makes a certain tweet memorable, retweetable-and what does it mean to succeed?

Music therapy motivates with melody

When Wendy Zieve visits Forrest Neander of North Seattle, she comes equipped with a bag of tricks: drums, xylophones, hoops, ribbons and more. During each session, Zieve, a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), uses tuneful tactics to engage 5-year-old Forrest, who has cerebral palsy and is nonverbal.

A latte a day -- Coffee culture and its youngest consumers

A latte a day -- Coffee culture and its youngest consumers - Personal Stories For Kathy Wood, a Puyallup mom of three girls, a ritual unfolds during the hours of school drop-off and pick-up. With her 3-, 7-, and 8-year-olds in the car and a craving for an

JobsBlog: Life at Microsoft
Get a running start with these 10 career tips

October is an ideal time for us to recognize the contributions of women at Microsoft. With Grace Hopper going on this week, we're celebrating women in technology and business. We recently featured Sarah Filman, a Senior PM Lead for Microsoft OneDrive, who is attending this sold-out conference.

Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
Take Two

Real estate experts offer tips for the growing number of people who are investing in second homes.

Intel Technology Provider
Cloud Data Center Specialty Partner Guide

The digital economy is driving a virtuous cycle where connected devices and cloud-powered services are generating data as never before.

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