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…

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…

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…

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 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…

27 Career Success Quotes To Inspire You

Sometimes we just need some career success quotes to kickstart the new week. We’ve all found ourselves in a place where we’re mentally stuck and trying to develop habits to be happy and successful. Or we just feel like we’re…

26 Habits of Ridiculously Happy and Successful People

Happiness is something we’re all entitled to and we’re constantly in pursuit of. Being happy isn’t just about chasing something that makes us smile. It’s also about consistently being able to give value and meaning to our work and our…

I Am Me

It all started because I was afraid. It all started because I didn’t believe in myself. I didn’t think I can do it. I didn’t think that it was possible. I moved to New York City in June 2013. I…

Becoming a Better Communicator, One Observation at a Time

Communication is a vital component of everything we do. You can be the best at any given thing, but if no one knows about it, your skills are going to waste. Similarly, if you’re a great person but never talk…

3 Self-Care Books That Stuck With Me

Personal development books (or as they are shamefully called “self-help” books) tend to get a bad rap. Visions of sad people conspicuously browsing the self-help aisle in your local bookstore tend to come to mind. To be caught in the…

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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