• Adjusting to 40s

    I am turning 40 in a few months!  And, just the sound of saying 40 blows my mind. Both of my parents are now in their 70’s, and my older siblings are also approaching their mid-40’s.  I guess I should say all of us finally have grown up! Looking back at my 30’s, I love every moment of it.  I’ve given it 110%, and truly have lived my 30’s for myself, not for others.  I’ve experienced love, happiness, joy, heartbreaks, loss, grief, anger, anxiety … You name it. I’ve experienced them all! Since earlier this year, I began to observe that my wellbeing has begun to change – body, mind,…

  • KonMari Your Life

    Check out my recent Facebook Live interview with Karin Socci, the founder of The Serene Home.  Karin is a certified platinum KonMari consultant, who currently holds the highest certification level on konmari.com. I’ve known Karin since we went to grad school together (I think it’s been 10 years) and I am so honored to have her share her expertise and knowledge on the power of organization and tidying that help people let things go and move them forward to the “person” they want to become.  It’s so powerful to hear KonMari method has changed so many people’s lives, and I really hope you find this FBLive session motivational. Karin shared…

  • The World Needs Sports

    Sports unite us all across the world We, as human beings, continue to challenge ourselves and be the better version of us every day.  And, what can best represent our drive and passion than sports.  I am a big fan of Olympic, and love the message of its commercial even more: the possibility in life, regardless of hardships and slim chance. As we are navigating our own journeys, I hope 2018’s Winter Olympic message serves as an inspiration to you and keep you motivation high. Alibaba Empowers Small business and young people around the world Toyota: we are free to move, anything is possible P&G: Thank you, Mom. Winter Olympics…

  • 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…

  • Wearable Tech and Wellbeing

    Even though I work in the technology field, I am actually a Gen-2 adopter.  I got my first wearable tech 9 months ago, nearly 6 years after wearable devices first became mainstream for personal computing and fitness tracking in 2010s. I got Fitbit Charge 2  for wellness purpose, as I wanted data to analyze my wellbeing, such as daily steps, hours of sound sleep, calories burned from yoga practice and walks, and notifications when stress occurred.  However, after one month of consistently wearing Fitbit Charge 2 , I took it off and rarely wore it.  I found myself so obsessed with collecting my fitness and bio data, to a point that I felt my wearable was…