Hope

One of the core parts of my resilience is hope. From hope comes courage, motivation, and the will to try. From hope, also come the ability of being gentle and honest with myself. It impacts my belief in myself. It is the foundation I used to rebuild my life and myself. Every obstacle I have… Continue reading Hope

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Emerging Adulthood

A few weeks ago, in my human development class, we talked about emerging adulthood aka 18 years of age-early 20s and possibly later 20s. We read articles and had a discussion on this possible stage. Some theorists consider it a stage of human development while others view it as a transition period, not a stage.… Continue reading Emerging Adulthood

Vulnerability

A week ago, in class my professor played a TED talk video by social worker and researcher named Brene Brown. The video was entitled “The Power of Vulnerability.” In the video she talks about her research and how it led to learning that vulnerability is the main factor in people’s lives that allows them to… Continue reading Vulnerability

Some Ways that I Practice Staying in the Present Moment

In my previous post, Staying in the Present Moment, I talked about my work toward staying in the present moment. Now here are some ways that I practice staying in the moment: Meditation is probably my #1 method. You would be surprised at what 5-10 minutes of deep breathing can do for you. Guided meditations… Continue reading Some Ways that I Practice Staying in the Present Moment

Staying in the Present Moment

Something that I have really trying to work on since I graduated college is staying in the present moment. Throughout my life, it has been very difficult for me to stay present for longer than 5 seconds. Worries and anxiety seep into my mind quickly and distract me from whatever activity I am engaged in… Continue reading Staying in the Present Moment

Doing Major Life Transitions by Myself

When it was near the end of senior year of college, everyone was going around asking each other what we had planned for life after undergrad. I told people that I was going to graduate school in Chicago, most of them were surprised that I was going to leave the East Coast. Some of them… Continue reading Doing Major Life Transitions by Myself

Numbing

Wouldn’t it be great if we could pick and choose which emotions we and just shut off, whether temporarily or for life? The minute an emotion is too overpowering we could just shut it off and go about our day. Unfortunately, as humans we cannot do that. We are meant to feel all emotions as… Continue reading Numbing

Somethings that I Learned about Related to Personal Journeys

Something I wish someone told me about the journey of healing, before I embarked on mine, was that taking on any type of personal journey can be a long and rough process that cause you to go through a series of emotions. They do not always goes as planned since they are usually full of… Continue reading Somethings that I Learned about Related to Personal Journeys