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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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mindfulness, self care

Invest in yourself

Some of you hardly ever do anything for yourself; some of you splurge a little too much (me? I go through phases). Today we dive into the topic of investing in yourself. When you invest in yourself, you put in time for your own growth. You say to your present and future self “hey, you’re worth it.” There’s no beating around the bush. It’s you vs. you. Investing in yourself may mean visiting a local library or museum, treating yourself with a nice meal for a  ...

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