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mental health, mindfulness, self care

Having a quarter-life crisis in 2018? You’re not alone.

For most of your life, you may wonder whose life is it anyway? You might have been ingrained to put aside your wishes and dreams to pursue a path set forth by your parents or plain old society. You do things for the sake of chasing success because you thought that it would bring you happiness and satisfaction. You’ve graduated from a decent school, worked hard to climb the corporate ladder, and you bought a car. What’s next? You find someone to share your life with. You buy a house. This  ...

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Being Okay with What Is

I’m in my late 20s, post-grad, single and choosing to live at home with my parents. Oftentimes I reminisce about school and college days where making friends was easy. Many of them were so close! Keeping friends is a way different story though. As humans we are very much social beings. However, the way we draw our energy is different. If you’re an introvert, you tend to gain your energy from doing activities on your own such as reading a book. If you’re an extrovert, you gain energy from  ...

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mental health, mindfulness

Circle of Friends

Be with someone who allows you to be yourself or just stay single, right? The world already has enough problems, and I don’t need you to be a part of the growing list. Today’s topic is about support system. Who do you consider to be part of your support system? An exercise that I recently did was Circle of Friends. I drew myself in the first since I knew myself best. This visual exercise provided me with clarity in terms of my relationships. While it’s possible to be  ...

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mindfulness, personal

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

It’s time for reflection. Who am I? I don’t know about you, but for me it literally feels like this year has gone by with a blink of an eye. One practice that was helpful this year was setting an intention. I remembered about this time last year I wrote down that I’d like to visit one new place/city a month, and subconsciously I was able to make that happen almost every month. Another practice that was helpful was making time for reflection every month. This can easily  ...

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