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…

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…

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…

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