Dirty Laundry

I wish that I could be kind and sweet at all time, but I am not. I can be judgmental, critical, and egotistic at certain time of the day. I used to and, still, fight it so hard against these negative emotions; that being said, I have learned to embrace and accept them, because IContinue reading “Dirty Laundry”

I’m Doing Okay

Does what we say honestly reflect how we feel on the inside? As a kid, I was taught to greet strangers with “How do you do?” and friends with “How are you?” Nowadays, no longer do we have a clear distinction between the usage of these two expressions, both of which are meant to seekContinue reading “I’m Doing Okay”

Insecurities

Quite often, our negative feeling towards others is rooted in our insecurities. We assume the facts, because we don’t want to appear as uninformed and vulnerable; we judge others, because we want to be seen as moralistically superior; we hurt others because we’ve been hurt before; and we speak down to others because we’ve mistakenContinue reading “Insecurities”

Modern Men’s Pressure

Is it weird for men to take care of themselves? Is it not manly enough for guys to pay extra attention to their physical appearance? Is it fair for women to mock at men for their inclination to move away from the “boys don’t cry” image to become more in tune with their soft side?Continue reading “Modern Men’s Pressure”

Hope

Hope, we all need to have it under any circumstance. At the moment when self-deprecating thoughts are setting in, holding on to the possibility of hope is more important than ever. My mother once told me after I had lost my way, “you have got to be hopeful. If you didn’t have hope, what elseContinue reading “Hope”

Unplanned Events

Sometimes in life, we just cannot plan ahead. If you have been alive for more than two decades on this planet Earth, you certainly understand what I mean. Parents usually say that in order for us to avoid making mistakes, advanced preparation is needed. I am in 100% agreement with this teaching. That being said,Continue reading “Unplanned Events”

Sticky Notes Motivation

We use sticky notes to remind ourselves of a list of tasks that need to be completed within a certain period of time. Looking at a wall of colorful notes, a sense of urgency, and of exhaustion is usually felt within us. Have you ever thought of using sticky notes as a daily tool toContinue reading “Sticky Notes Motivation”

What Would You Like To Get Rid Of?

I was once asked a question at a meeting, “What would you like to get rid of in your life?” To which my answer was, “I would like to get rid of my low self-esteem.” My response surprised quite a few meeting attendees, because in front of them, I came across as a confident individual.Continue reading “What Would You Like To Get Rid Of?”

People Pleaser

Are you a people pleaser? I am one. Although it is not something that I am proud of; however, it is something that I am working hard to change. Being a people pleaser is so exhausting. Have you ever felt like you are at the lowest bottom of the deepest well that it is soContinue reading “People Pleaser”

Confucius’ Wisdom

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”~Confucius A statement perfectly describes the immigrants’ experience. As immigrants, once we have made the decision to move to a new country, what’s inevitable is the realization of our dreams, which will get achieved at a slower pace than the nativeContinue reading “Confucius’ Wisdom”