• 40s Lifestyle – Protecting Your Eyes

    Aging is a word I think about more often in my 40s.  Well … technically, I am 39 and turning 40 in a few months! In today’s blog post, I want to share about how I am taking care of my eyesights in 40s, with nutritions, behavior change, and a simple pair of EyeZen glasses. I grew up in an Asian & eyeglasses-wearing family, and everyone has terrible nearsightedness.  7 years ago, I underwent Lasik and PRK vision correction, which was life-changing.  And, as s I age, I also began to experience seeing more floaters in both of my eyes, and frequent dryness in eyes has become unavoidable.  About 1…

  • 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,…

  • Manage Holiday Stress

    My good friend, Andrea Gemma, and I have been friends since 2012 when we both went through ICF coaches’ training together at University of Miami.  Now, we both are certified ICF ACC coaches and continue to find ways to give back to our online communities. In our last Facebook Live event, we shared our techniques that can help people manage their stress and cope with holiday blue, while staying committed to goals during this year’s holiday season.  In short, there aren’t lots of time left in 2017, here are 3 things to consider, Focus on 1 goal only List out top 3 actions that you will need to accomplish that week. …

  • Empowering Youth via Africa Yoga Project

    6 years ago, I embarked on a journey of making a change in my own wellbeing – contentment, health, and happiness.  Since then, yoga has been one of my wellbeing tools that helped me accept my limitations, recognize my strengths, and let go of my frustrations. Yoga gives me a more positive outlook while facing the unpredictability of life. Being an ambassador of Africa Yoga Project (AYP) gives me the opportunity to share yoga as a wellbeing tool with others, while giving back to the communities. Africa Yoga Project (AYP), based in Nairobi, has done an amazing job across Africa and its mission is to empower youth to step into their greatness as global wellbeing leaders and build…

  • 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…