plot twists

How We Learned to Appreciate the Plot Twists in Life

Life isn’t a fairy tale. It’s a harsh reality, but it’s true. Are there great moments? Of course. But are there downright awful ones? Absolutely. It would be unrealistic to say otherwise. Sometimes life can be cruel and unfair. But even in those moments, we can (and should) learn to appreciate each and every plot twist life grants us.

Why Plot Twist?

A plot twist is about perspective. By looking at the “bad” moments in … Read the rest

Goal settings: New Year resolutions vs. Monthly goals

Goal Setting: New Year Resolutions vs. Monthly Goals

It’s the start of a new year. So it’s the time where we decide what goals to set. Today, we’re discussing two types of goal setting: New Year resolutions and monthly goals.

New Year Resolutions

The intention of New Year resolutions is to make improvements in the upcoming year. Popular ones include losing weight, spend less,  learning a new skill, investing in your health by eating healthier, etc. They reflect our hope in changing each … Read the rest

4 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

4 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

We spend a lot of our time working… Working our regular hours, working overtime, working in the evenings and so on. Why is that? The obvious answer is that we need an income to live. But why is it that we so willingly choose to neglect ourselves and our personal lives in order to work more? We can’t achieve work-life balance if we only focus on our work and it can be difficult to establish … Read the rest

Tech detox

Why You Need a Tech Detox

We are plugged in. All. The. Time. We are the generation who owns multiple electronic devices and are constantly on social media. Technology is a part of our lives. It allows us to multitask, to connect with others, to shop, to do research etc. In fact, as I’m typing this post on my laptop, my iPad is playing a movie while I’m texting Rachel. Like I said, we are constantly plugged in. But there is … Read the rest

Be okay

Be Okay with Where You Are in Life

In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded with glossy images of a better, more interesting life. We’re shown images through billboards, commercials, ads, and social media. It becomes a struggle not to have FOMO (fear of missing out). I have certainly experienced envy from time to time by seeing and hearing what others have done.

Gain perspective

Breathe. Take a step back. Everyone’s lives are different. We have our own set of goals. … Read the rest

How to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself

How to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself

The most important and longest relationship we have in our lives is the one we have with ourselves. The relationship you have with yourself can change throughout your life.

I have struggled with self-doubt and self-criticism throughout my life. I remember being a teenager and constantly experiencing the feeling of inadequacy. In my final year of high school, I felt very lost and uncertain about my future.In the last few months before graduation, I became … Read the rest

Fail forward

4 Tips to Fail Forward: How to Treat Failure as a Springboard to Success

You will fail. Read that again because the reality is at some point in life,  you will fail. This failure may be because you didn’t put in enough effort or because you gave up too soon or it may even be due to variables that we out of your control. Regardless of the reason why, the result remains the same: you failed.

I know you’re probably thinking right now that this post is sounding a … Read the rest

A Shoelace is Just a Shoelace: A Reminder to Keep Things in Perspective Even When Life Gets Rough

A Shoelace is Just a Shoelace: A Reminder to Keep Things in Perspective Even When Life Gets Rough

Charles Bukowski has a poem entitled “The Shoelace” from his book Mockingbird Wish Me Luck. In the poem, he reflects on the idea that it’s “the continuing series of small tragedies that send a man to the madhouse.”  The poem gives multiple examples of little things that upset people including the fraying of the titular shoelace. To me, this poem has always meant that small problems may seem huge. In reality, they are not … Read the rest