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…

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…

Accepting Where You Are As You Strive For More

Personal development is a lifelong journey. It’s full of highs and lows, success and failures, momentum and burnouts. It brings self-realizations as much as it causes us to question everything we know about the world around us, the people we…

Use Your Pain as a Gain for Personal Growth!

As a certified coach, speaker, and trainer, I often coach clients through painful circumstances.  We all encounter painful experiences in life. It is through pain that we get to know ourselves on a deeper and more intimate level.   Pain…

What You Can Do About Financial Literacy and Abuse

One of the topics many people avoid talking about is money.  Financial literacy is rarely taught – not even the basics of saving and spending.  Many times people learn about and implement financial habits as a last resort, typically after…

Reach your personal development goals by saying no

Reflecting on last year, it was for many of us. That said, it helped me realized in order to advance ourselves to reach new heights, we must do more than we ever thought possible. When it comes to personal development, one…

Add better habits to your life

For the past two years, I was heavily depressed. I told a close friend how the past year was a professional high but personal low. Each night, I laid in bed thinking of all the things I hated about myself…

Celebrate your wins & overcome Imposter Syndrome

When I was younger, I didn’t understand how girls fantasized about having a partner to appreciate and worship her, couldn’t accept a simple compliment from others. Whether it was about their attractiveness, smarts, or talent, these girls would curl their…

The hard truth about change

Change is not easy, nor is it suppose to be. Unfortunately, by hoping we can change a bad habit or personality trait overnight, we set us up for failure. Behavior change takes time, discipline, a deeper understanding of who you…

If you’re going to fight, you better do it right

It’s been difficult as of late to escape hate and toxicity. It feels like everyone is fighting each other – trying to one up one other or prove the other person wrong. …what are we even fighting for? Is there…

Be Kind

At the end of every show, Ellen Degeneres reminds us to be kind to one another. When I first heard this, I thought about how sweet it was. At the same time, strange to have to remind ourselves to be…

Start The Year Of Right

A new year typically means new resolutions. So whether you’re planning to eat healthier, learn to better manage your finances, or you’re like me, striving to grow your business, we all know that New Years resolutions are hard to keep. In…

Letting Go of Unhealthy Friendships

A couple of months ago, I wrote about how important it was for us to spend our time wisely. Time is a highly valuable resource that should only be given and shared diligently. With that being said, we should be hyperconscious and…

Strive

My word of the day: Strive. Strive for the things you cannot see. Strive to be great and do what you love. Strive to make this world a better place, not only for the ones that you love but for…

The moment I realized I wanted to change the world

I remember the exact moment I decided I wanted to impact the world. I remember it very vividly actually for it was a defining moment in my young adolescence. It was late at night at my aunt’s house. I remember…

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