Good parenting can change the world

*** This topic deserves a much longer post but let me just start here *** Today I had lunch with one of my favourite women in Vancouver – she is a single mother of a mature 19 year old…

A Game for Building Habits

Months ago, me and a group of friends got together one night like usual and started casually talking about self-development and good habits. Most of us were concerned about your physical health (we are all around 24-30 years old).…

Post-Vacation Reflections

My family (Mom, Dad, older brother, and younger brother) and I had our annual reunion in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii this year and I just got back this past weekend. Now I’m realizing more than ever that the statement is…

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Lessons we can learn from death

Accepting death can make you happier. Say what? My friend asked me why I’m so ZEN. I thought about it, and I said it’s because I have accepted death. (This is not a depressing post, don’t worry!) It’s funny what…

How and why I don’t eat meat anymore (sort of)

I discovered factory farming, maybe a tad bit late. Wow, never would I have thought that I’d even consider taking meat out of my diet. Just a few days ago, I was a self-proclaimed meat-lover who was thankful to…

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What kind of work do I really want to pursue?

There is so much unhappiness in the world I fell into shock after reading about the suicide bombing incident at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester today. I also realized shortly afterwards what kind of work I did NOT want…

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Stop Worrying

I used to worry. A lot. I would worry about my future, worry about past mistakes, and even worry about my friends. I started noticing that I was worrying all the time and it drained my energy and made me…

The most common cause for unhappiness

Do you have a certain expectation for how your life should be? This is just something I’ve come to realize through my personal experience and through talking to other people. The most common denominator that I’ve been finding among…

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Great resources for mindfulness and happiness

When I was younger, I used to enjoy reading beauty and fashion blogs and watching makeup tutorials on Youtube. Nowadays, while I still admire the Instagrams of those bloggers, I want to read articles and watch videos that give me…

Reflections on Valentine’s Day

Today, as I walked past one bouquet of flowers after another, I started to think about what Valentine’s Day meant to me. After peeling back the commercialized gifts, flowers, and chocolates, I realized that today is about gratitude. Romance and…