5 Benefits of Embracing the Unknown

5 Benefits of Embracing the Unknown

Living in the modern left-brained society where instant gratification is honored, and patience is overlooked, it’s easy to get constantly stuck in the tug-of-war between the logical brain and the emotional brain when facing uncertainty on a daily basis.  It can be...
4 Ways to Stop Overly People-Pleasing

4 Ways to Stop Overly People-Pleasing

As a self-trained approval addict, born and raised in a perfectionist family, earning approval and avoiding disapproval had been the two primary survival factors to keep me safe emotionally.  Influenced by the Asian culture where humbleness is highly valued, I was...
9 Things to Remember When Stretching Out of Your Comfort Zone

9 Things to Remember When Stretching Out of Your Comfort Zone

“Your largest fear carries the greatest growth.” Right. “The unknown is where dreams are made.”  Yup. “If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”  Can’t agree more. We’ve heard plenty of quotes that prompt us to push...
Top 5 Reasons Why I Let Go of My Perfectionism

Top 5 Reasons Why I Let Go of My Perfectionism

What comes to mind when you think about Japan? My quick first impression is the obsession with cleanliness. Then, Taxi doors open themselves automatically (and the drivers wear white gloves). High-tech design with derriere-washing, warming toilet seats in their public...