• 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…

  • Meditation, Positivity, Relationship

    Today science is finally proving what many people have believed for thousands of years. Meditation has been proven by the power of your breath to lessen worry, anxiety and impulsivity.  It increases optimism, relaxation and awareness. Creating stillness in your daily life even helps develop positive social connections.  It enhances how we communicate and connect with other people and by turning to your personal quiet, you can improve and deepen your current relationships. In davidji’s 2nd Hay House video,  he explores the impact of meditation on relationships and gives examples of how in even the most painful of situations, meditation and presence will fill your heart with peace.  Davidji discusses…

  • Hay House Meditation … 16 seconds to bliss with Davidji

    My meditation teacher, Davidji, is doing a 4-part of free web series on cultivating mindfulness through meditation on Hay House.  I hope you will enjoy them. So many of us in today’s world are always busy and find it hard to get our bottomless list of tasks completed. We continually hear how amazing meditation is for us, however ‘lack of time’ stops us from making it a priority. However, what if 16 seconds is all it takes to transform a stressful situation into a peaceful one? And that same 16 seconds is all you need to start a meditation practice?  In this Hay House video series, Master Meditator, former lead…

  • Mentors whom We Need

    My husband and I binge-watched the Star Wars movies (Episodes 3 – 6) this weekend to prepare the excitement of Star Wars The Force Awakens.  I appreciated Master Yoda’s wise words like “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose” and “Do or Do Not. There is no Try”, and they reminded me of my own mentors and their effect on me. I have 4 formal mentors at work, both males and females.  Each of my mentors help me see things and situations in different ways, and offer advice from their experiences and share their expectations.  To me, their advice has guided me to make better decisions…

  • Soft Leadership

    The past weeks, I have been reflecting moments and people I have encountered.  Most of moments were memorable, some unexpected, and some that I wish I could have gone back to re-do/re-say. One of questions that I was asked a few weeks ago was to describe myself as a leader.  Without hesitations, I said, “I would describe myself as a soft leader, because I connect with people at a deeper level in order to know what motivates them and what inspires them.  No one in our part of world needs to work for a company or someone.  People come to work and work for you because they want to make an…

  • Our Inner Black Swan

    I was grateful for an opportunity to share my leadership journey with more than 50 high school students and school administrators at Qatar Leadership Conference (#QLC15) in Doha this past weekend.  The QLC annual conference provides quality workshops in leadership skills and tools to high school students and teachers, and this year, more than 700 participants attended #QLC15 in Doha. I was so impressed by the smart and courageous high school students in my session who shared their insecurities and how they would embrace these instead as their uniquenesses and strengths.  I wish I was half their bravery and open-mindedness when I was at their age. My leadership workshop was about myself, being…