7 Tips for Focused Motivation

I cannot believe how fast January has just flown by. I was still thinking about whether I want to set resolutions or not. As it turns out, I did not set any but I will never stop reaching for my dreams. It has been such a busy month. There were enough work deadlines scheduled for … Continue reading 7 Tips for Focused Motivation

Navigating Rock Bottom

I feel broken and that feeling just isn't going away easily. I was tough on myself, gave myself a break, took things one step at a time, and tried many other ways to feel better. Yes, I get through the day (not without difficulty) but this is not the way to progress, get the things … Continue reading Navigating Rock Bottom

5 Big Qs to Ask Yourself and Others

To begin with the good news, I finally started reading a book! And I did my reading while doing exercise! It was a super half hour for me today as I have been trying to build both activities into my regular habits for a long while. The book that stood out as the one to … Continue reading 5 Big Qs to Ask Yourself and Others

No Man No

Dealing with people lately has been one frustrating ordeal after another for the last few weeks. On the personal side, fighting around me is making me sad and inflexibility from others is pushing me to the edge of my easygoing nature. Professionally, people have just not lived up to the essence of that word; the … Continue reading No Man No

Lessons for Entrepreneurs I

For the past week, trying to become an entrepreneur with an actual business has been an emotional rollercoaster for me. One minute, I feel ready to market and deliver everything; the next minute, I think I cannot do this so should just look for my next desk job. Yes, entrepreneurship is a risky, challenging, and … Continue reading Lessons for Entrepreneurs I

What My Depression Looks Like

Trying to understand depression and how it should be managed or overcome is something that comes up a lot. I realized that we all face our own version of it, triggered by different pasts and having unique sources of comfort. I just wanted to share some thoughts about what my version of depression looks like. … Continue reading What My Depression Looks Like

Examine Life

The unexamined life is not worth living. This quote is credited to Socrates who is recognized for contributions to philosophy and posing questions to his students that generated new insights and ideas. In observing general social behaviours, talking to others, and reflecting on my own thought processes, I see that the average lifestyle does not … Continue reading Examine Life

Coffee, Please!

Once, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and full of problems. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed as if just when one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled 3 pots with water … Continue reading Coffee, Please!

Discipline Equals Freedom

It seems quite counter intuitive. But I picked up the book with this title by Jocko Willink because, as time has passed and I have struggled, I realized this was true. Discipline does not tie us down; discipline creates freedom and more - relief, happiness, achievement. I got about half way through the book, then … Continue reading Discipline Equals Freedom