I don’t know if I will ever be “okay”. Well, as far as society’s definition of what “okay” means, I guess. Does okay mean never feeling down, lost, hopeless? Does okay mean living a life of perfect equilibrium, knowing that there will always be ups and downs? The downs, the sadness that I am talking […]
2022 – Done and Dusted, Bring It On 2023.
I wanted to write my year-end article more for myself than anything else. While I am trying to practice not looking back too much, I thought it would be good to capture just what a year it has been. That said, thanks to my mindfulness practices, I no longer feel compelled to pinpoint the year […]
Self-care vs Stress Relief – What works for long-term Mental Well-being
Chocolate cake? Long walks in the park? Chillin’ on the couch? Would those be self-care or stress relief? Hey, I’m not one to argue semantics. Really. To each their own. So I’ll just share my totally personal response. Those are Stress Relief. Self-care to me denotes something bigger than an “escape” activity. Self-care almost seems […]
Pouring out the feels: My Music x Mental Health Journey
I’ve not had much time or energy to update my blog the past few weeks. I’ve had a few things on my plate, both personally and professionally. But, I wanted to drop a short note on is that I’ve been busy working on a very exciting and deeply personal project – launching a music album […]
Did last year’s birthday hope come true?
Exactly one year ago, I shared a post on my birthday declaring that I would be seeking professional help to manage my mental and emotional well-being. I ended the article saying that it was a birthday present to myself – hope of better mental health. One year later, how am I? Has therapy helped, is […]
Chinese New Year Special: Spring Cleaning for the Mind!
Tis the season to start clearing out the old to make way for the new! And while we may be busy peering into cupboards and dusting off cobwebs, maybe we can do the same with our minds. This analogy came to me courtesy of one of my favourite meditation podcasts, The Morning Ritual. It was […]
Values: How to discover what’s really important to you
There has been a lot of awareness surrounding the idea of Values and the role that it plays in managing one’s mental health. In my previous post, I wrote about why figuring out my Values, my North star, if you will, has helped me manage difficult people and situations. Mostly. I am not completely there […]
Values: Guiding you to better mental health
Values. This is something I have been wanting to write about ever since I started learning more about its impact on mental health. Values. Not a big word, nothing revolutionary. Except, it is. I can bet that not many of us has spent any time at all thinking about what our values are. To really […]
Hello 2021! What shall I do this year, then?
Now that I have my own platform to capture my ramblings, I can force myself to pen down what I would like to focus on for the new year and make it public so I can be pressured to meet my goals. 😜 In all seriousness though, at the beginning of the year, I like […]
Why 2020 was one of the best years of my life.
If I said 2020 was one of the best years in my life, would you think I’m crazy? Would you think I must have been living under a rock, was I not impacted at all by the Covid-19 pandemic, how could I actually declare this? Yes, I was impacted by the pandemic – not as […]