Latest Life Lessons Articles

The Power of Little Changes

Graph: Significant difference from taking a little action over time

Recently I saw this YouTube clip which shows the aging of a “person” (a computer-generated model) from a small kid to old age in under 5 minutes. Titled “Danielle,” you can check out the video here: As you’re watching, notice how the second-by-second changes aren’t significant at all? For example, when you watch any part of the video for only 5 seconds, it…

Are You Facing Repeating Patterns in Your Life?

Looping vine

Are you facing repeating patterns in life? Recurring bad habits, toxic relationships, career struggles, love troubles, financial struggles, weight issues, bad life situations, addictions, or perhaps a constant irritation at someone/something? If so, the universe may be trying to send you a message. Read on to find out more.

Online Negativity: How to Create a Better Internet for Everyone

Girl with covered eye

Recently, I have been seeing frequent incidences of negativity online. For example, people snapping at each other. People criticizing at every single thing. People losing their temper at one another. While I don’t remember when the internet became such an angry place, I do remember it used to be more peaceful and welcoming. This was back in the late 1990s…

How Long Would You Spend to Teach Your (Future) Baby to Walk, Before Giving Up?

Crawling baby

Have you ever taught a baby how to walk? According to BabyCenter, most babies take their first steps between 9 and 12 months old and walk by the time they’re 14 or 15 months old. Some babies take longer, walking only when they’re 17 months old, though it doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them — it’s…

Barbie Thomas: Body Builder with No Arms, and Inspiring Mother of Two

Barbie Thomas, modeling on the beach

Yesterday night I was just thinking how many “problems” we face today are first world problems, just that majority of us don’t know that. For example, if your greatest problems in the past six months include any of the following: Not having a seat when taking public transport Not being able to lose the last two pounds (when…

7 Inspiring Lessons I Learned from a Blind Stranger

Blind woman with walking stick

Last week, I was on the bus, on my way home. After a few stops, a blind woman got up the bus, after which the lady sitting beside me promptly gave up her seat for her. (That lady beat me to it as I was sitting on the inside seat.) As the blind woman (whom I’ll refer to as…

Case Study: Lance Armstrong’s Elaborate Doping Scandal (and 5 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From It)

Lance Armstrong Confession on OWN

In one of the biggest scandals ever uncovered in sports history, Lance Armstrong came clean about his use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) throughout much of his professional cycling career last Thursday (January 17) in a two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Lance Armstrong–Oprah Winfrey Interview: Key Highlights I didn’t catch…

When Adversity Strikes: My Interview with Inspiring Cancer Survivors (Plus Help Donate to Cancer Research!)

Cancer survivor Fay with husband and daughter

Several months ago, I was invited by National Cancer Center Singapore to visit their facilities and perhaps do some coverage on PE to drive awareness of cancer in the society. I was cordially given a tour of their center at 11 Hospital Drive (Singapore), where I met their staff (including the nurses, their principal radiographer, their…