A man sitting and doubting Can't Decide - Making Hard Life Decisions Personal, Psychology Life decisions are hard, not because one choice is better or worse than the other, but because the choices are on par with each other. We, human beings, are rash; we want the results we desire as quickly as possible. Continue Reading A person standing on a hill. I Always Rise Unfold Series To see me, a nearly 60-year-old woman in ill-fitting clothes, no style to my hair, most of my teeth missing, sagging skin, living in a trashy trailer in a trashy trailer park, you might write me off as a nobody, Continue Reading A woman in a field of lavender. A Harmful Or Healthy Social Comparison? Personal, Psychology In my previous blog “Understand Your Worth – How You Value Yourself,” I talked about the topic of how much the society places value on outward appearances when defining one's success, whereas little consideration is given to the inner values Continue Reading A wealthy person with luxery watch and sunglasses. Understand Your Worth – How You Value Yourself Personal, Psychology Little consideration is given to the inner values of a person when defining one's success, such as integrity, kindness, love, forgiveness, emotional intelligence and inner balance. In contrast, an excessive value is placed on the outward appearances of success by society, Continue Reading A cat sleeping on the floor. If You Get Tired, Learn To Rest Personal, Productivity Our lives have become so packed, so busy, so noisy, and so full of conflict. At the end of the day, we feel drained, cranky and overly judgemental. Some of us numbly pace through our days not knowing how out Continue Reading Woman staring to the sea with hands up in the sky. How To Rise In The Face Of Job Termination Fail Forward Series Me Fired Like Oprah Winfrey? Never! Losing a job is a major life event. The thought of losing a job gives most of us a sick feeling deep in the pit of the stomach. The loss of benefits, wages and how Continue Reading Choosing a path. Changed By Faith Unfold Series I find life to be consistently inconsistent. Change is the norm. Look outside your window, take a stroll down the street, you’ll witness that nature is always transitioning. Whether you have extreme or stable seasons, they still experience their own Continue Reading Two koi fishes swimming around. Finding Balance In Our Impatience Personal, Psychology Have you ever taken the pizza out of the oven two minutes early because you just couldn’t wait? Or left lines that were barely moving, only to get into an even slower one? Or breaking up a good healthy relationship Continue Reading A man doing his job. The Contrast Of Loving Your Job Personal, Productivity Author and anthropologist David Graeber mentioned in his book ‘Bullshit Jobs’, that today’s work features a lot of needless busywork and it’s preventing people from making a meaningful contribution to the world. Maybe the modern quest for future unemployment comes from Continue Reading A white butterfly in a natural scenery. Achieve True Transformation By Harnessing Your Inner Power Unfold Series My life has been a series of small but pivotal changes. Some changes were external, bringing encouraging but temporary results. The most lasting changes were those I initiated from within, invisible to anyone on the outside. This taught me that Continue Reading A couple holding hands at the coast. Opposites Attract, But Similarities Bind Personal, Relationship This blog post is inspired by a comment on my previous post “The Law Of Attraction – You Attract What You Are”. In the comment, it is mentioned that “opposites attract more than what you are or what is similar Continue Reading A girl looking at a sunrise. From Depression to Optimism Unfold Series How Change Found Me Change found me on the bathroom floor, begging my husband to let me die. I'd done all of the right things. Went to school. Got good grades. Graduated from a university. Landed a steady job with great benefits. Continue Reading A woman with a cup of coffee and a book. The Law Of Attraction – You Attract What You Are Personal, Relationship The Law of Attraction, I have been fascinated by it for a long time and I rarely come across people who are fully aware of how much the Law of Attraction impacts their day to day life. Regardless of when Continue Reading Toys hanging around. Her Tiny Little Fingers Gave Me A New Direction On Life Unfold Series A little over a year ago, I gave birth to the most beautiful little girl I had ever laid eyes on. However, she did not come at the best time. At the time, I was working full-time and completing graduate Continue Reading A man happily jumping off a cliff. Change, Happiness And Feeling Alive Unfold Series I am walking my son, Lars, to school this morning when it hits. A foreboding magnitude begins to press down on me and the looming feeling of fright is palpable. However, there is nothing I can do about it since Continue Reading A woman staring outside a window. Own It – What Makes You, You? Personal This was my last post for 2018, and I wanted to leave you with something of value to start your 2019 even greater. Therefore, this post is dedicated to those who are having a hard time accepting themselves for who Continue Reading A man sitting in front of a piano. Why Do We Do ALL The Things? Unfold Series It’s odd that this opportunity came along when we are doing our 2019 planning. I say that because up until the change found us in 2016, we had no discernible plans beyond what events pushed and pulled us. We were Continue Reading A thank you letter. Dear Boss, Thank You For Declining My Leave Request Unfold Series Everything has started to become a blur as I try to recall the day I left Malaysia, my life and the rat race I so wanted to be part of. I tried fixing my eyes to the freshly bloomed tulips Continue Reading The Liebster Award The Liebster Award! So…, What Is it? Personal Hi Dear Bloggers, So, I received a message from Prerana from “Inside Travellers Shoes” and Tanusri from "With Nature," where they nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you Prerana and Tanusri! I feel honoured to be nominated by both of you Continue Reading A woman walking on the road in a forest. From Small Town Girl To Full-Time World Traveller Unfold Series All my life I have dreamed of escaping the small town where I grew up. The world was calling me to go explore it, but circumstances kept me stuck in that small town in Canada for over 30 years. When I was Continue Reading Woman holding clock at 4:20. Time Management Really Is About Self-Management Personal, Productivity The idea of time management is typically defined as one’s ability to use time productively and efficiently, especially in cases such as school and work. However, David Allen, productivity consultant and the inventor of the “Getting Things Done” method, says time Continue Reading Woman holding on to her hat. How My Parents Disowning Me Saved My Life Unfold Series Ever since I was a teenager, I craved change. I wanted to change my identity. I wanted to construct my own life. I wanted to set my own standards and expectations. I wanted to create my own life. I was Continue Reading A woman on a swing. One Lifelong Dream Fulfilled In A Foreign Country Unfold Series We aspire to possess boundless generosity. We desire a more promising situation. We dream of a better life. We hope to fulfil that one lifelong dream. Achieving them may be taxing at times but believe me when I say it Continue Reading A woman crossing the dessert. The Key To Finding Your Inspiration Personal, Productivity How often do you sit behind your laptop to get your work done? Whether it is for your job or school, somehow, it’s just not happening. The ideas are there… somewhere… you sort of know what you want to do, Continue Reading A guy reading a newspaper about politics. Change Is Hard, But With It Comes Opportunity Unfold Series Life comes at you fast and apparently without prior notice or any warning. I never expected my life to make a complete U-turn, but it did in the summer of 2014. I lived and breathed politics during my college years. Continue Reading Three girls sitting together. What We Forget When Giving Advice Personal, Relationship We all know someone who is in need of a little advice, and maybe even yourself. The issue that comes with offering advice is that it’s easy to be perceived as a know-it-all and that has led many to be consumed Continue Reading Woman wearing brown jacket standing front of rainbow painting taking photo. Growing Through Depression With The Right Mindset Unfold Series Hey, my name’s Peter. I run my own blog and email list, and I feel accomplished doing so! But it wasn’t always like this. It took a lot of determination and perseverance. I went through hardship after hardship, even going as far Continue Reading The Sunshine Blogger Award The Sunshine Blogger Award Personal To my surprise, Glen McKenzie – from the amazing “justabitfurther” weblog about getting outdoor, discovering yourself, and finding inspiration – nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m really honoured and thankful to be nominated for this award by Glen. I Continue Reading Man standing at the top of the mountain. Turning Adversities Into Victories Unfold Series There are two kinds of people when it comes to change for the worse: those who are ready for it and those who are not. I have always belonged to the latter group. To be exact, I am the kind Continue Reading Someone taking notes in his book. Discover Your Own Writing Process Personal, Productivity Every writer has his or her own writing process. I have mine and you have yours – no two are the same. Often, the process comes naturally and is not a step-by-step guide to which writers refer. And eventually, after Continue Reading

I Always Rise

Reading time: 5 minutes To see me, a nearly 60-year-old woman in ill-fitting clothes, no style to my hair, most of my teeth missing, sagging skin, living in a trashy trailer in a trashy trailer park, you might write me off as a nobody, or a failure. But the…

Changed By Faith

Reading time: 6 minutes I find life to be consistently inconsistent. Change is the norm. Look outside your window, take a stroll down the street, you’ll witness that nature is always transitioning. Whether you have extreme or stable seasons, they still experience their own cycles of birth, growth, development,…