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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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

7 Lessons We Can Learn from The Kardashians on Life and Success (Yes, Indeed)

The Kardashian Family

The entire cast of the reality TV series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. From top left, clockwise: Rob Kardashian, Lamar Odom (Khloe’s husband), Bruce Jenner (dad), Kris Jenner (mom), Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick (Kourtney’s husband), Kylie Jenner Update: This…

 

What We Can Learn from Mass Shootings in Recent World History (Understanding Deeper Social Issues and Starting the Change From Within)

Dark Knight Rises

“The Dark Knight Rises”, the third in the trilogy of the latest Batman films, premiered yesterday, 20 July. What was supposed to be a happy day for Batman fans turned out to be a tragedy as a gunman opened fire, killed 12 people, and injured…

 

11 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Yesterday morning, I was busy writing the preparation post for upcoming 21-Day Meditation Challenge.

As I took a quick glance at my Twitter timeline, I saw a message which said, “RIP Steve Jobs”. When I first saw it, my first reaction was…

 

8 Important Personal Development Lessons To Learn From Inception

Inception (Movie)

This post contains spoilers about Inception the movie. If you haven’t watched it and don’t wish to get spoiled, hold off on this post until you do.

After hearing a lot of positive comments about Inception and avoiding reviews/spoilers/potential spoilers the past few weeks, I finally watched it earlier this week with a friend. The film is impressive for all the reasons everyone has been talking about. Beyond the clever plot, engaging story and special effects, there are also important personal development lessons that we can take away from the film.