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You are your own best friend

Stories of rejection and disappointment have become too familiar for you. The more you grow older, the more you realize that you cannot rely on other people to please you or make you happy. External happiness is not the most reliable form of happiness. So, what is? Have you thought about internal happiness? We may not be familiar with your being your own best friend (that may sound kind of cheesy), but your mind, breath, and heart are always with you as long as you are alive. Why not become  ...

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mindfulness, personal

Theme for the New Year

What’s your theme? Figuring out a theme for the year can help bring focus to the chaos of life. I’ve decided that mine will be quality time. I’ve realized that for me to thrive I need more quality time with myself, my loved ones, and those who have similar interests. Through quality time I’ll be able to establish a healthier connection with my mind, body and spirit and in turn give back to the community fully. Who else is with me?

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personal, wellness

Lessons from 2016

This year was especially rough for me. I lost my grandma. If you know me, I talk about my grandma, like a lot. I still feel like I’m in a dream-like state. There have been nights I miss her so much it hurts. Every year I saved up money to visit her. Thailand = grandma. She will always be a hero. Six months after Grandma’s passing, Thai people lost their King/Father. As a Thai American I try to be as connected to my Thai roots as possible. In the U.S. being able to see a woman on  ...

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