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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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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5 Reasons to Show Up When You Don’t Want To

If you ever felt like giving up, you know the struggle of showing up when you don’t feel like it. I’ve been there many times, too. Do you remember all of the times that you chose to keep going? When you choose to persevere, you experience the benefits of showing up. 1. Everything gets easier […]

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One Tip to Stop Feeling Stressed

A while back I shared on this blog how I put my master’s degree on hold because I was exhausted from my full-time job and taking evening and weekend classes at university. I felt stressed and overwhelmed everyday–even on the weekends. I didn’t prioritize scheduling in time to simply relax. What I needed the most […]

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12 Ways to Show Love

When we see the world through eyes of distrust, it can be hard to find a reflection of love from the world. Sometimes we wait for others to open up first. We wait for them to show us that they love us. Then we decide how much we will love them back. I have learned […]

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How to Take Your Gratitude Practice Up a Notch

Sometimes we forget that we are not the only ones working hard to make the day go smooth. Whether it’s in our jobs or in our families or in our communities. Just like we put a lot of effort and dedication into our jobs and roles, so do our coworkers and our managers at work, […]

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Balance, Passion, & Strength

Tip for feeling strength: I’ve been finding strength by embracing my achiever side. My achiever side is ready to tackle everything on the to-do list, and the to-do list feels endless. Asking myself what needs to get done today and setting realistic, not overwhelming expectations, is helping me find strength and balance.

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Why I Didn’t Give Up

A Personal Story One of the hardest experiences of my life was the first semester of teaching by myself from January to May of last year.  I say “by myself” because I also taught from September to December of 2017, but my sponsor teacher was always by my side to guide and support me every […]

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How to Find Inspiration to Write

1. Inspiration From the Book You’re Reading What qualities do you admire about the book you’re currently reading? Do you admire the writer’s sense of world building? Their sense of humor or psychological loops and twists? George Orwell’s 1984 has a great example of world building. From the first page, you get this eerie feeling […]

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How to Keep it Summery in Winter

Although I can’t say that I absolutely love summer, I am very sure that I dislike winter. Where I live, here in the U.S., we’ve only had five snowy days, and five snowy days is enough for me :). If I think about it, I find there’s a few things I love about winter: infinity […]

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