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Signs You Are Harming Yourself and Why You Should Stop

Signs You Are Harming Yourself and Why You Should Stop

You may know from my previous posts that I tend to beat myself up – a lot, and have often wished I was something I’m not.  So The Lost Art of Compassion by Lorne Ladner has been a bit of a wake-up call. Especially the chapter on overcoming obstacles to compassion. These obstacles are: Wanting…

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Making Good Out Of The Bad

Making Good Out Of The Bad

Recently, a friend had introduced me to a spoken word artist named Shane Koyczan who had started an anti-bullying project called, ‘To This Day’. In his poem, he tells us his story of how he was bullied as a kid, and how he remembers it to this day. What I love more than the words…

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Love Is A Choice

Love Is A Choice

I’ve been back in Malaysia for half a year, and never a day has gone by without me thinking of Newcastle and the people whom I’ve grown to love with all my heart. Every day, I question God if it was His plan to first send me where I experienced acceptance, only to bring me…

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The Good Guy Wins Too

The Good Guy Wins Too

After dabbling in the social media/advertising industry for quite a fair bit – I can tell you that the term “viral” is certainly something that I dread to hear. Many clients have ideas on what they’d like to see go “viral”. My product this. My product that. Let’s make it funny. Let’s make it sad….

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A Guide On How To Love Yourself in 17 Ways

A Guide On How To Love Yourself in 17 Ways

If you locked yourself in a room, blocked out all compliments, encouragement and support from the outside world and stripped down to your bare skin, could you bear to sit in the darkness with nothing but your thoughts? How long could you stay there, with no one but yourself? Try it! Find an empty room,…

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What Would You Do If You Met You?

What Would You Do If You Met You?

A couple of days ago I found an old journal hidden underneath my bookshelf. It was a dusty, beat up diary written by a much younger me. As I flipped through its pages, I couldn’t help but laugh at what I had obviously thought were huge, life-changing problems. It made me wish that I could…

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Write Me a Love Letter

Write Me a Love Letter

I was introduced to a very interesting concept the other day – one that has flourished from a very simple idea into a global demonstration of love. No it’s not John Lennon and Yoko Ono in bed. It’s called “More Love Letters”. “More Love Letters” is the brainchild of Hannah Brencher, who initially used it…

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How to Significantly Change Your Life

How to Significantly Change Your Life

Early this year, I started a new project, called “The Thank a Person a Day Project”. The rules were simple: I had to thank somebody a day. It didn’t need to be a big deed; it could be for little reasons. I had to also be genuine about my gratitude. Why start this project? I…

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Being Work-Oriented = Socially Crippled

Being Work-Oriented = Socially Crippled

When I heard the term ‘work-oriented’, I thought to myself – Finally, a confirmation! Because I’m work-oriented, I can’t build good relationships with other people and I shouldn’t even try. It will be a complete waste of my time. For years I lived this way. But then life somehow took a turn and brought me…

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Wisdom from The Velveteen Rabbit

Wisdom from The Velveteen Rabbit

I am often amazed by the incredible wisdom that can be found in children’s books. Dr Seuss comes to mind. And Winnie the Pooh. But that’s another story for another day. Today I want to talk about this excerpt from the Velveteen Rabbit shared by Brene Brown : “Real isn’t how you are made,” said…

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