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My Childhood Photos: A Walk Down Memory Lane

One of the things I’ve been working on lately is to create my wedding album for my upcoming wedding in May. In the process of doing that, I’ve been digging up my past childhood photos (to showing a growing-up collage of myself and of Ken…

 

Stop Shaming, Start Praising: What I Learned From Growing Up in a Shaming Culture

I was recently in this business meeting where this director openly shamed his subordinate in front of a group of people: in quite a nasty way too. He basically tore his subordinate apart and ripped him into shreds, criticizing him for having low awareness about…

 

Ashley Madison: Why Cheating Is Never The Solution To an Unhappy Marriage/Relationship

Ashley Madison Have you guys heard of Ashley Madison before? Founded in 2001, it’s an online dating service and social networking service marketed to people in relationships. Meaning, it’s like Match.com (a popular dating site)… but with one exception: instead of being for singles, Ashley Madison…

 

Ask Celes – My Father Just Passed Away and It Seems Pointless that He Isn’t Around Anymore. What Should I Do?

Hi Celes! First, I wanted to congratulate you on your engagement! I am not sure if you remember me, but I used to participate all the time in your 30DLBL and 30BBM runs. I want to thank you for all you have contributed. Though you may…

 

Beautiful Advice from a Divorced Man after 16 Years of Marriage

Lately I came across this insightful post by a divorced man (Gerald Rogers) sharing his advice on making marriages work, after his own 16-year marriage failed. Given that I’m getting married soon, and while I know my relationship/marriage with Ken will be forever, it’s still…

 

My (Future) Father-in-Law Just Started Using Facebook

This is my new endeavor to share my personal life through casual, lifestyle updates. While these posts will not be massive like my usual pieces, you can still expect a personal development lesson or two with each post. I’ll continue to write content-rich pieces alongside these…

 

How I Found My Soulmate in Life, Part 4: How I Realized Ken is The One for Me Forever

This is part four of my love series where I share my love journey, how I met my soulmate (Ken Soh), and how to attract authentic love into your life. If you haven’t, read Part 1: My Journey in Love, Part 2: Appearance of Ken Soh (Someone I…

 

5 Secrets to Live Over 100 Years Old (The Science Behind the Longest-Living People on Earth)

This is a guest post by Alexander Heyne of Modern Health Monk. There are places on earth where, if you don’t make it to 100, it’s almost unusual. These places have been studied by scientists for decades and have been given a name: blue zones. As…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 12: Take Action on Your Plan from Day 11!

This is Day 12 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 11: List 3 Things You Tend to Take For Granted (and What You Plan to Do About Them)

This is Day 11 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…

 

#Gratitude Challenge Day 3: Write a Gratitude Note to Someone

This is Day 3 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered together to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude…