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New beginnings

Happy Fall Season and Happy October. Anyone excited for pumpkin everything, picturesque landscape, the crunch of leaves, and layers of clothes? Me! Well, depending on where you live, you may not get to experience actual seasons, but still, one can imagine, right? How do we cultivate mindfulness during this time? This season is especially pivotal for me because not only had I started a new full-time position, but I also moved. I know this is fixed term for me, so I am trying my best to enjoy  ...

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mindfulness, personal

Learning through loss

    You may have noticed that the blog posts haven’t been so consistent lately. August has been quite a month. Not only has it signaled the end of summer, it’s also meant that my parents and I survived a 10-day Europe trip with British Airways losing our luggages for 5 days and toward the end of the trip, we had to say “good bye” to my beloved dog, Lucky. Gosh, that had to be the hardest decision we’ve had to make and to make it worse, we had to make that  ...

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mindfulness, personal

Letter from future me

Dear current me, Hello, there. I know it seems that life is one wild place, where you don’t have much sense of control. There’s just so much pain and suffering around the world. You tell yourself it’s all part of the life cycle (birth, aging, sickness, death) and when someone you knew personally and loved dearly is gone, you are left heartbroken. I know you thought about saving the world as a child and now you realize you only have control over what you do (you don’t even have control over  ...

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inspiration, mental health, mindfulness

You don’t need fixing

You’re already born good and imperfectly perfect. Don’t believe others when they say you’re not enough because you already are. (You can’t control what they say.) Many people go through life thinking they’re not worthy and in fact they are already precious. (Oftentimes, others don’t spend as much energy thinking about you as you have about them.) As Kathryn Stockett graciously puts it, “You is smart, You is kind, You is important.” Remind  ...

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