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mental health, mindfulness, self care

Waiting game

Many of you have probably been through a waiting period or perhaps are in one now, like me. Perhaps you’re waiting for a job offer or an internship. You may be waiting for someone to respond back because it’s URGENT, you know? I am in a similar situation. It’s incredibly hard to sit and wait, knowing that it’s out of your control. You may feel anxiety, and it can affect the way you function. So, today I invite you, dear one, to trust in the universe, to trust that it has your back. You may  ...

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mental health, occupational therapy

It finally feels like fall

Fall season has finally arrived in LA. It’s about time! Who else is excited about layers and boots? Yesterday, I got to revisit my old workplace at UCLA TIES for Families. I can’t believe that it’s been exactly 5 months since I last worked there. October would have marked my 3-year work anniversary. This was one of two first jobs after my OTD residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in  ...

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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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mindfulness, personal

Turning IDEAS into I DO’s

Ever feel like you have a million ideas going on and not enough actions? Do you find yourself with little inspiration? Well, this blog post is for you. Pick one goal, personal or professional, and just do something that gets you closer to achieving that goal. Start small and do it consistently. When you gain momentum, you’ll find that you’ll get more motivated and inspired to keep going. For example, if you want to start your own business, write down 3 smaller steps that you can  ...

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