labor day pains and gains

Category: Personal, The Best You life is always a little difficult around the holidays, regardless of what holiday it is. this three-day weekend reminded me of the consequences of my decision in moving here. and sometimes i still have some remorse about moving here and doubt whether this is where i’m supposed to be. it’s

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…and the truth comes out

Category: Personal, The Best You, Authenticity  something i’ve realized as of late is that i haven’t been fully honest nor vulnerable with myself or anyone else for that matter. part of it is because i’ve been avoiding wanting to admit to some of the faults in my life. the first thing i need to come

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cheers to a year!

Category: Personal, The Best You i can’t believe it’s been a year since i’ve moved to california. it feels like just yesterday i was contemplating applying to grad school out here… there have been plenty of ups and downs, a lot of questioning who i am, why i made this decision to move. deep down though,

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the biggest lesson i’ve learned

Category: The Best You, Personal life has been a whirlwind of events and i feel like i’ve had no time to process life. currently i’m back home and it feels so nice to see familiar faces, to do my old routine,to be with friends and family… and amidst all of this, i’m feeling a little remorseful

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:/

Category: Personal it has been a whirlwind of a few weeks since my last post and my complete apologies. we flew to seattle for two weddings the weekend of 4th of July and had another wedding last weekend. something i’ve noticed about myself is that my social skills are not up to par. i’m having

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me before you

Category: Personal, The Best You we went to go see ‘me before you’ tonight and it got me pondering life. i was actually way more upset at the ending than i thought i’d be, which is making me realize how i’ve become more defined as a person. i definitely support dying with dignity if that is

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long before i was born

Category: Personal i woke up naturally early this morning anticipating Hoan’s arrival into town. i’ve been having a hard time getting up lately and i’m unsure whether its because of residual jet lag from my trips or what, but i stayed up this morning instead of going back to sleep to catch some precious z’s. i

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missing home

Category: Personal holidays are never easy when we’re away from our family. this morning i felt a twinge of guilt that i couldn’t be home for father’s day. my dad is going to be 73 this year and even though our family doesn’t do much for the holidays, it would have been nice to spend some time

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healing

Category: Authenticity, Self Compassion, Self Acceptance, The Best You i feel like the moment i was able to admit to my faults, is also the moment i began to heal. since moving to LA, my me-me (youngest born) mentality has become much more apparent. it’s been quite challenging for me to put myself in other people’s

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inadequate

Category: Self Compassion i have no idea what’s gotten into me… the last few days have been consumed with feelings of guilt, unworthiness, and shame. it really hit home last night when i fully admitted that i hadn’t been the best girlfriend. while i have become better in certain areas like giving him space to

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the beginning of something beyoutiful

Category: Authenticity, Self Compassion, Self Acceptance, The Best You, Spread the Movement Something I’ve struggled with for years is to simply be me. What I mean by this is discovering who I am, embracing my imperfect self, having the courage to follow my heart and forgiving my faults to move forward so that I can

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