About JOE

Founder of VFX LIFESTYLE. True believer of the power of unconditional love and compassion. "Live your Life on your own terms being focused on what makes you truly happy."

Three Mindfulness Exercises To Try On The Way To Work

Mindfulness exercises can help clear the head and combat stress, so what better time to try them than on the way to (or indeed from) work? Traveling as part of the hordes with a full eight hours ahead of you is one of the most stressful times of the day for many people, so building a few mindfulness techniques into your commute can […]

The Top 10 Immersive Moments Of 2018

It’s not often we take a step back and review. So, as the end of 2018 draws closer, I’ve taken a moment to do just that. From major hardware news to AR taking to the stage in spectacular fashion, 2018 has been jam-packed. Here are my choices for the Top 10 Immersive Moments of 2018 […]

Job search depression: What it entails and how to get through it

Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota recently sponsored a study that examines how job loss and the hunt for a new job impact the job-seeker’s mental health and well-being. Perhaps the study’s findings don’t come as a surprise; job seekers often experience an emotional low following the loss of a job, feel better […]

Can Special Effects Be Special Again?

“You’ll believe a man can fly.” So proclaimed billboards and posters across the nation in 1978, in anticipation of the December release of Richard Donner’s Superman — The Movie. It wasn’t an idle promise. Although the Man of Steel had been depicted in numerous TV shows and cartoons over the years, Donner’s film vowed something […]

Why Mindfulness Is the Ultimate Habit for Success

There are habits you can develop that impact nearly every aspect of your personal and professional success. Running is a great example, because people who run regularly see powerful benefits, like having more energy, thinking more clearly and getting sick less often. I am a runner and a huge proponent of running, but I realize […]

5 reliable ways you can move outside your comfort zone

After 20 years as an investigative agent, I found myself in a comfort zone. Safely ensconced in familiar territory, I balked when asked to be the spokesperson for the FBI in Northern California. It sounded like fun and even a little glamorous because I would be interviewed by local and national news media. So why […]

“We must self-regulate loot boxes before it’s too late”

The global games industry must get together and agree on measures to protect vulnerable consumers from loot box mechanics in video games. Speaking at a panel session at a behind-closed-doors event hosted by legal firm Wiggin (chaired by GamesIndustry.biz), one games development specialist said that self-regulation must happen quickly, because Government legislation will be like […]

That time marriage advice helped me manage my team

Isn’t it funny how work relationships are sometimes compared to a marriage, like “married to work” or he’s my “work husband”? Sort’ve makes sense, though: you spend a lot of time with your coworkers, and engage in emotional activities like celebrating big wins and debating the best approach to a problem. (We like to call […]