• 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…