Homey, Cozy Minimalist Home

I love the idea of minimalism, but minimalism isn’t homey, cozy enough for me. When I picture a homey, cozy home, I see lots of things: photo frames, quotes on decor, and homey scents. Lots of light, soft pillows and throws. I see things that show history: antique furniture and discolored cooking pans. I see […]

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How to Stop Feeling Green Envy

Green envy feels icky. Yet, it’s also temporary–when you stop avoiding it. There are so many ways to feel envy: Envy of someone who is in a relationship. Envy of the someone’s material possessions. Envy of someone’s qualities. Even though envy feels icky, facing envy is the first step towards dissolving it. My Personal Story […]

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If Complaining Won’t Fix Anything,

What will? It’s seems like there’s always something to complain about. The day could be flowing smoothly and out of nowhere, oops, a mistake, a complaint, a misunderstanding. Last week I caught myself in complaining mode. Too much on the work to-do list as always. No surprise there. Have you noticed that when complaining becomes […]

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When life gives you the sign to slow down

Don’t you feel let down because things are not going according to timeline? You feel stressed. Or you get sick out of nowhere. Isn’t it frustrating when life gives you the sign to slow down? You can’t do the things you want to do. Or you don’t have the energy to do them. Isn’t slowing […]

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To feel peace & freedom

Stop overanalyzing. Don’t look for meaning in every single thing. Do you get lost in thought? Do you overshare your advice? Do you talk the talk but not walk the walk? Do you give your opinion on everything? Do you judge? Analyzing, overthinking, and judging keep you from feeling peace and freedom. The mind binds […]

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Your Precious Life

“Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?,” Mary Oliver wrote. She did not offer a suggestion of the perfect life plan. What you do with your life is up to you. However different our answers are to that question, Oliver knew that our days on earth […]

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What is Life Really About?

If your solitude has ever turned into loneliness, you know the feeling of needing someone’s presence. Someone to listen to. Someone to talk to. Someone to laugh with. When you’re surrounded by your loved ones, do you take their presence for granted? Do you pretend to listen to what they’re saying but are not listening? […]

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The Problem with Being Strong

I learned how to be strong early on and for many reasons. Economic hardship. My parents’ separation. As a result, a damaged relationship with my father. There have been days when I notice a bruise on my skin. Only to not remember when I bumped into something. And I don’t remember the pain that should […]

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To Welcome Harmony into Your Life

You must tidy up. Declutter. I know. You probably didn’t want to hear this. If you’re like me and tend to be on the busy side. Or on the lazy side 😆. Tidying and decluttering sometimes stays at the way bottom of the to-do list. The Magical Effect of Tidying & Decluttering Marie Kondo inspired […]

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7 Ways to Be an Awesome Coworker & Why Being Awesome Matters

When you work the 9-5, your job becomes your second home. Your coworkers become like family. You get used to their personalities. You share inside jokes. You decorate your space at work with personal items like photo frames and artificial flowers. Sometimes you change jobs because you move, get a promotion, or get a degree. […]

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