Melissa Thi Le
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Melissa Thi Le is the Founder of Strive With Me, a business owner, and community leader. She loves learning about personal development, business, and social impact as she builds a life dedicated to combating social issues affecting millions of people. She created Strive With Me to build a community to support each other on their journey towards achieving their goals.You can reach Melissa by emailing Contributor@StriveWithMe.com

Being thankful in a crisis

It’s odd to think of all the things you’re thankful for when there’s so much pain and suffering in the world. You may feel a sense of silliness, guilt, and/or shame in being grateful for your blessings when others have…

The Influence of Culture on Mental Health

This article is a followup of a Strive Conversation on the Influence of Culture on Mental Health, a part of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. The experiences shared in this article do not…

7 Tips to Improve Your Conversations and Connect with Others

We all want to build better connections with others. Most of us don’t want to admit that we’re not quite sure how to do that…  Whether you’re forming friendships, building communities, or looking to address a nation, learning how to…

Creative Cooking During Hard Times with Amanda Huang, Founder of Earth Made Kitchen

With the world on lockdown, many of us are finding alternative ways to cope, survive, and strive for more during this pandemic. Now, more than ever, is a time to brush up on your creative cooking skills and get your…

9 Ways to Spend Time with Yourself

There has been a lot of back and forth on what people should be doing during this lockdown…  Facebook messages encouraging others to take up online classes (guilty of this one). Twitter posts about how people are struggling to grieve…

Commit to yourself, your goals and your purpose

Welcome to the final segment of our Motivation series. In Part I, you learned how to introduce healthy habits and activities to help you feel better when you’re feeling unmotivated. Part II showed you how to create and hold space…

Developing clarity and regaining motivation to pursue your goals

Quick intro: Welcome to Part II of our Motivation series about achieving your goals and serving your purpose. If you didn’t read Part I, please do so here. In Part II, we’re going to build upon the practices you learned…

How to overcome demotivation and get back to achieving your goals (+ serving your purpose)

We all feel discouraged from time to time. We get frustrated for not aggressively working on our goals and angry at ourselves for not better managing our time and focuses. We may even feel powerless if our problems become too…

The fear of not being good enough

I don’t know about you, but it takes me forever to get through a book. Whether it’s because I lose interest in the topic or I get so inspired, I start jotting down notes and ideas in my personal development…

We need each other more than ever

It’s a crazy time in the world. World issues are pressing on us to take action and problems, that seemed so far away, are now in our cities. With heavy hearts and uncertainty running through our veins, it’s moments like…

Deep diving into fear

I recently left my corporate job and am back on the job market (hmu if you have any opportunities. I also do community consulting). It was a job I loved doing but I knew it was time to develop new…

You don’t need to wait for New Years to become a better you

The holidays are a magical time of year. Everyone feels cheery, appreciative and looks forward to spending time with friends and family. As Thanksgiving rolls around, everyone starts the countdown to their December holiday – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. and…

You are not alone

You are not alone in how you feel. You are not alone in how you think. You are not alone in wanting more for yourself. You are not alone in wanting to achieve more. You are not alone in feeling…

You are being too hard on yourself

Have you ever asked yourself, “why am I not where I want to be yet?(!!)” Whenever I’m feeling vulnerable and insecure about my personal development, this question burns a hole in my mind. Once it pops into my head, I…

How to ask for what you want

We all know that one person who seems to get everything! Sure, they can be sweet and charming, but how are they able to convince others to do whatever they want? More importantly, how can you get others to help…

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