A Powerful Way To Lead Your Life

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius During my first year of college, I had to register for a required English course, but the only available class was with a professor whom almost everyone hated. Some people warned me that if I…

How to Deal With Perfectionism

The other day, someone asked me why don’t I blog more frequently or consistently. I mumbled something about not having enough time and how the articles I write involve extensive research. But having said that, I was left unconvinced by my own excuses. I noticed how many of the writing ideas I get, simply perish….

Please, Do Not Follow Your Passion!

A few months back, I wrote an article called True Calling. It got amazing feedback, and many people told me it got them inspired. At the same time, I got into conversations with people who felt a bit bad about themselves after they read the piece. They felt lost and pressured that they were not pursuing…

Journals & Markers

At the age of 12, I found an unused journal that belonged to my mother. It had a lock and looked so pretty. After permission, I decided to make it my personal journal. I did not know how to journal, or what to journal about, so I mainly wrote about what was going on in my life. Soon…

FOMO

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” Steven Furtick

Must Reads: Pollyanna By Eleanor H. Porter

      Do you have a friend who is annoyingly positive? This person reminds you how lucky you are to have a job, even though you hate it, or how blessed you are to eat when you get the wrong order. Every time they speak, you tend to roll your eyes and shout, “OK, smarty-pants. Can…

Cognitive Distortions

“If danger arises in the present moment, there may be an emotion. There may even be pain. But that’s a challenge, not a problem. For a problem to exist, you need time and repetitive mind activity.” Eckhart Tolle

True Calling

I vividly remember, at age fifteen, wearing my school uniform that included a tie (yes, even the girls wore ties, and we loved it), sitting in philosophy class, listening to the teacher’s lifeless words, and doodling on my notebook … weird flowers, and strange eyes because, of course, I was a teenager, and I was…

Perfect Imperfections

The idea of perfection is endorsed all around us. Stunning models, celebrities, athletes all create a need for us to become flawless, like they appear, when in reality we are all imperfect. The media has created standards for us to live by, such as: the perfect weight, the trends we should wear, the relationships we…