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Gratitude is Love

In the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this Thursday. As a naturalized American, I’ve come to embrace Thanksgiving as one of the most meaningful traditions of my adopted home country. I’ll never forget my first Thanksgiving. I was a 16-year-old homesick Freshman at Maui Community College. My Economics professor invited a group of us—all international […]

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How Does Life Love You?

I’m drafting this week’s post while flying home, after attending Dr. Robert Holden’s weekend Loveability program in New York based on his book with the same title, which I’ve written about in a few of my previous posts. I’m also writing through tears from feeling profoundly moved by what has been stirred within me just […]

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No Need To Try So Hard

Last Tuesday, I went with a group of friends to see Dr. Robert Holden, who was in San Francisco. In the past, I’ve written about what I learned from his books, including Shift Happens, Be Happy and Loveability. His work has had profound impact on my life, with the following being a particularly significant life-changing […]

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Love is the Answer

Every act of unkindness is a cry for help, a cry for love. They don’t know what they’re doing. Love them without needing to condone their behavior. See the truth of who they are. Send them love. The above came as part of the guidance I received this past Sunday morning, when I did my […]

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What is Vulnerability?

Vulnerability has been in the forefront of my consciousness lately. Last week, I read an incredibly powerful post on this subject by Samantha Hall. The power and wisdom from embracing her struggles with vulnerability is truly palpable in that piece. Aside from reading about vulnerability, I’ve been feeling it in real life. Waves of fears […]

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Open Heart

In conversational Cantonese, the characters for “happiness” are “open heart.” To say “I want happiness” in Cantonese is literally “I want open heart.” In other words, to be happy is to keep our heart open. Our heart is the energy center for giving and receiving love. So, if happiness is keeping our heart open, then […]

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Be A Light

Are you the sort of person who lights up a room when you walk in, or when you walk out? ~ Robert Holden A few weeks ago, I wrote about a tough evening of tennis partly because of the really strong wind. While we were still warming up for the match, one of my teammates […]

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Life Is For You

Have you ever asked “Why did that happen to me?” Until five years ago, I’d ask that question when bad things happened to me. It came from the mindset of a passive victim, and hence things happened to me. Can you relate? Let’s consider a different question, “In what ways did that happen for me?” […]

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Be Real, Not Positive

In the movie, “Princess Diaries,” there’s a scene where the main protagonist, Mia, sobs in her mother’s arms, after being humiliated in public. While holding and comforting Mia, her mother tells her it’s ok to cry because she has been hurt. That scene made an impression, because it doesn’t seem to be the norm. For […]

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Adopt A Mantra

Do you have a personal mantra? I didn’t have one before. It isn’t that I didn’t believe in mantras. Rather, I never felt compelled to adopt one personally. Until a few days ago. Birth of a Mantra I have a morning spiritual routine that consists of mediation, reading, contemplation and journaling. It grounds me, and […]

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