10 Things I Learned This Year

As the old saying goes, “We live and we learn.” Sometimes we learn things the hard way through trial and error, failure and mistakes; and sometimes we learn from simply observing the people and things around us, and being open to new information and change. Fortunately this year, I had to learn nothing the hard…

What’s One Thing You Changed This Year?

I’m asking my weekly questions this month as a way for us to reflect on our year 2017 and to spread the joy of Christmas. I look forward to your responses. Question: What’s One Thing You Changed This Year? My response: This year was one of many great changes for me, but the change that stands…

The Stupid Things We Do When Young

I was cracking-up by a song on radio while driving to work yesterday—“Young Dumb & Broke”—apparently it’s a hit. When it ran into the chorus, I giggled and shook my head as my mind wandered down memory lane to all the dumb sh*t I did when I was younger. I cringed in embarrassment at the…

What’s The Best Decision You’ve Ever Made?

We make decisions everyday, but at some point in our life, we will find ourselves at a cross-road where a critical decision needs to be made—one that will change our life forever. Sometimes such decisions don’t turn out in our favour, but then there are times when it’s the best decision we’ve ever made; which…

What Matters Most In Life

Today, we have a guest post by Andy, who needs no introduction, but for those who are new, Andy is an avid reader who is passionate about personal development. Aside from his professional career, he is ACE certified as a Personal Trainer, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and a Behavioural Change Specialist who also happens to…

Living By ‘The Golden Rule’

They say, if you want to see who your true friends are, go through a tough time and see who sticks around. Over the years, I’ve lost many friends because of this; and with time I learned to easily differentiate among the real and fake ones, and what it takes to build a genuine friendship. …

What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Today is week two of my ‘question of the week’ blog series. I really enjoyed hearing from you all last week and am super excited to read your responses this week. Today’s Question: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? My response: I’ve heard a lotttt of excellent advice from thought leaders, family and close friends,…

Hard Work On a Hospital Bed

I’m an advocate for ambition and diligence. I believe our dreams will never be fulfilled and success will never be achieved if we just sit around, wasting time, hoping that something magically comes our way. That being said, I strongly believe we should maintain some sort of balance when it comes to working toward our…

Why Love and Pride Don’t Mix

When it comes to a choice involving love, ideally we think that love trumps everything; but the harsh reality is that it doesn’t always. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to choose between love and something else? I think it’s one of the hardest decisions to face in life. How…

10 Simple Reminders To Get By In Life

I forget a lot… like a lotttt! I like to believe it’s because I’m always doing several things at once, so my mind is often preoccupied. To remedy the situation, I constantly set reminders on my phone and write things down to remember. Aside from being reminded about my to-do list, I also like to…

Choosing Love Over Fear

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? When that question was posed to me, I thought long and hard about my answer— What would I do if I weren’t afraid? I’ve faced some huge fears before. I made choices by following my heart and walking in faith, and it somehow always turned out in…

Why Do We Wait To Start Living?

My father is a very simple man. He spends hours sitting in the porch on his small, brown, rustic chair that’s fitted snug in a corner,  properly positioned  at an angle where he can watch cartoons on the TV inside while catching a glimpse of whatever’s going on outside. He sits there in solitude—smoking cigarettes,…

One Word That Makes Life Easier

It’s late. My eyes are growing heavy from the overwhelming exhaustion of my daily tasks. Still, my day isn’t over—I have to meal prep for the week ahead. I much rather be curled up in my bed watching a movie. Oh the joys of adulthood, “Why do I always have so much to do?” “I…

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