Archive of ‘Mindfulness’ category

About 2016

If I have to summarize the past three years of my life with a car analogy, I’d say 2013 was the big accident in which I totaled the car. 2014 was driving around in that car aimlessly and possibly off a cliff. 2015 was a more hopeful beginning of self-discovery and realizing that the car needs a lot of TLC before getting back on the road. (more…)

Passion or Method?

Passion or Method?I have always been an advocate of passion in life. It was the main driver of my every success and the missing piece in all my failures.

Bad love life? Something is missing..passion?
Gave a good speech? Passion!
Political activism? Hell yeah passion! (For a while)
Corporate job? Yuck! who has passion for office work.
Crochet cute stuff? #iheartcrochet

I keep telling myself I need to find my passion and then everything will fall in place. (more…)

Summer Challenge


I am yet to write a post about the pastoral island I will be calling home this summer. I haven’t fully moved there yet so until then I decided to park it. (Besides what is a travel post without beautiful photos, right?)

Instead I want to write about a setback I experienced last week… Actually not sure if it is appropriate to call it a setback since it was an entirely new experience for me.

I had a nervous break down. (more…)

Forgive and Forget


Do you ever feel like you carry a weight on your shoulders?

I often do. For me the biggest downer is the self-criticism I inflict on myself. For others it is the past they carry around, their worries about the future or the weight of current responsibilities.

The heaviest of weights is the yester-life.

Regardless of one’s circumstances, it is impossible to be genuinely at peace if the mind is still tinkering with the past. If you still have a score to settle or feel bitter about past events then even rainbows and puppies won’t bring you happiness. (more…)

Find Thyself Through Your Friends


As part of my “self-discovery” journey I am doing a lot of online research for resources. In the process I found out about many inspirational people who are leading exceptional lives and are kind enough to share their secrets. In another post I’ll do a review of dream lifestyle gurus, but today I want to share an outcome of one of the exercises I tried.

This one is from Scott Dinsmore, and it is called “A 5-minute Hack to Finding your Life’s Work

It is basically reaching out to a few of your best friends and asking them 4 simple questions. I have to admit that I should have diversified my list of people, but I stuck with a few of the friends in my inner circle. (more…)

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