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…

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…

My Journey as a Daughter of Refugees

“Stop acting like an American!” A demand I often heard from my mother during my adolescent and teenage years. She would normally say this to me after a request I made to join the tennis team or if she saw…

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…

Face Your Fears

With personal and professional development, we are all afraid of something. Whether it’s making a new friend or asking for a promotion, there are certain goals we’re afraid to go after. Typically, the bigger the goal, the scarier it is.…

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…

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…

The Art of Selfishness: What is Good for You?

In an interview, “Jane the Virgin” actress Ivonne Coll shared what she learned from famous actress Lucille Ball: the art of selfishness. Ivonne shared how Lucy advised her to mindfully place a note with the question: “What is good for…

The Person You’ve Become

On the journey towards greatness, it’s a given that we focus on the end goal. We think about what it would be like on top and how euphoria and victorious it would be. We fantasize about how things would be different…

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