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8 Tips to be Empathetic to Others

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What is empathy? It is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. The ability to put yourself in other’s shoes, and try to relate and understand where they are coming from, even if the situation is not familiar to you. Earlier this week I was sharing... Read More »

How to Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive

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PE reader Saim asks, “Hi Celes, this is Saim from Pakistan. For the last 6 years, I’ve been working in Saudi Arabia in a multinational company. Some of my friends recommended me the PE website and shared with me some free ebooks from the site. I’ve been reading your articles,... Read More »

Online Negativity: How to Create a Better Internet for Everyone

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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... Read More »

14-Day Gratitude Challenge

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This is the overview page for the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge in August 2013. The challenge is over but you can still do the tasks in your own time! Scroll below for all the Gratitude Challenge tasks and posts. Introduction / Announcement: 14-Day Gratitude Challenge (Over 200 official participants! See: Participant list) Day 0: Start a Gratitude... Read More »

How to Be More Street Smart

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Hi Celes, may I know how I can be more street smart? And I guess in doing so, prevent others from backstabbing me at work or personal life? For example, recently, I felt helpless about this colleague who reported to my superior about things that I feel were not necessary,... Read More »

How to Turn Your Weakness into a Strength


Hi Celes, my resolution for this day is to turn my weakness into a strength. Do you have any idea how to start ? Thank you. ~ irazhane Any weakness can be turned into a strength. Likewise, any skill you have can also be turned into an expertise. It all boils... Read More »

How Do I Stop Myself From Being Sarcastic?


Hi Celes. 🙂 I have realized for quite a while (years) that I am really harsh with people around me, in that I always tend to make very acid jokes and am fairly radical. Most of the times I would realize straight after that I was a bit too edgy... Read More »

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Inspirational Quote: “Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses towards growth.” ~ Celestine Chua

How do you get yourself out of [your] comfort zone? ~ Wanxuan Methodologically, getting out of your comfort zone entails doing whatever it is that makes you uncomfortable. This means doing things that you resist, hate, or even fear. As long as you do that, you will naturally expand your... Read More »