• Moving Forward toward Goals

    The past 6 weeks went by so fast, and I felt these time have been so fruitful, yet intense.  Since September, I had 4 speaking engagements, co-hosted 1 Facebook Live, conducted 1 workshop, attended the largest technology conference, and plus, all of projects I have at work.   Phew, high-five to myself! Because we are human and we have the need to feel that we are moving forward in our lives, having bite-size milestones for each of our goals can help us see progress that are sometimes hard to spot.  I often advice my coaching clients to set up tangible and measurable goals at the beginning of the year (or if you…

  • Minimalist Packing Guide for Leisure Travel

    My husband and I recently took a trip to Azerbaijan for a 5-day holiday.  This trip, I wanted to test myself to pack like a minimalist for leisure travel, which means that I could only carry a backpack and a handbag.  No check-in at the airport counter and no stress over space of overhead bins. I recently shared my minimalist guide for 5-day business travel packing.  For some reason, I observe that I haven’t applied similar minimalist mindset to my leisure travels.   Hence, I often end up carrying 20% of stuff that I’ve never used or worn during a trip. I talked about packing minimalist-ly for business travel, and that means…

  • How I changed my wellbeing

    I decided to make a change in my own wellbeing, while I was on a trip in Italy in 2012 and in between jobs. If you had asked me 6 years ago what wellbeing looked like, I would have described an image of a confident woman or man, who looked well-built and active, with a big smile on her or his face at all time.  And, that was an image many New Yorkers, including myself, were chasing.  Fast-forward to today, if you ask me the same question regarding wellbeing, I would certainly describe a woman or man, regardless her or his body shape and size, who feels comfortable, healthy, and…

  • Be resilient.  Be Hopeful.

    Resilience Many people, who have known me, may not know that I was a classical trained Chinese instrument player from age of 9 to age of 14, and competed nationally till the day I did not get admitted to the best Music and Art Performance school in Taiwan. The Chinese instrument I played is called Liuqin. If you are curious about what Liuqin sounded like, this music piece (https://youtu.be/sTynfNCgXlY) is what I played at a national competition.  I was placed number 7 nationally at age of 13. To me, I failed as a musician at an early age. And, a few weeks after finding out not admitted to the top…

  • Life Journey Starts with You

    I just wrapped up teaching 2 workshops in Dubai and Doha, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to share my tools with those who attended the workshops. Many people asked me why I am so motivated to teach mindfulness and professional coaching to others.   My answer simply is that , “I just want to make an impact in people’s lives.  Help them make positive change and be more resilient.” I personally went through a soul-searching journey 5 years ago, after moving from NYC to the Middle East and recovering from a life-changing medical event.  Only applying tools like professional coaching, yoga, and mindfulness, I began living…

  • Minimalist Guide for Business Travel Packing

    Ever since I was a child, I have loved flying.  Experiencing an airplane taking off from the runway and marching into the sky is my favorite moment of any travel.  Plus, the feeling of gazing the cloud in the sky gives me a sense of present moment and stillness. I fly every week for work, and packing efficiently has become one of my obsessions.  Interestingly enough, I observe that when I pack minimalist-ly, I do feel content and energized during my entire trip. What does packing minimalist-ly mean?  It means to pack items that only serve a need during the trip and spark happiness when I use or wear them.  After many trials and errors,…