Monday Mantra: Change Your Language


What you say can become a reality. The words that come out of your mouth can manifest themselves. Pay attention to what you’re saying. Say ‘can’ instead of ‘can’t.’ Say ‘yes’ instead of ‘no.’ You get the idea.

Be mindful of your language until they self-manifest. Say it until you believe it. Your words can change you.

Happy Monday.


Monday Mantra: Count Your Blessings


We hear that everywhere: count your blessings. It’s a call-to-action to remind yourself how thankful you should be of your life. It’s a very simple exercise that shouldn’t take more than a minute of our day. Yet, in the midst of harsh reality, it’s very easy to dismiss our blessings and only focus on the negatives. And by doing so, we’re only putting ourselves into a deep cave of self-inflicted misery.

Simplify this exercise by listing out just three things you are grateful for from that day. It could be something grand, but most of the time it’ll be something smaller in scale. That’s ok. Those are the things we take for granted but should be thankful for. This was actually inspired by one of my favorite Youtube vloggersΒ Weylie Hoang, who used to end her vlogs with listing out three things she or her boyfriend were thankful for. Once you get in the habit of realizing that your day is actually made up of these small “gifts,” you’ll realize that negativities don’t and shouldn’t dictate your life.

Today, I’m thankful for my amazing and supportive family, my two best friends in Taiwan and the U.S. that I can always count on, and my willpower to clock in a good workout session instead of becoming a couch potato. So tell me – what are the three things you’re thankful for today?

Monday Mantra: Practice Self-care, Self-love, and Self-respect

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There’s nothing more attractive and important than confidence that radiates from self-care, self-love, and self-respect. This requires a being aware and conscious of who we are and how we are.

A quick self-assessment and awareness can truly reveal how you are at the moment. Ask yourself: “how are you feeling today?” “what are some things you appreciate?” Connect with your inner self. Give your inner self some love instead of seeking love from an outside source. Keep in mind that if you cannot love yourself, you can’t expect to be loved by others.

Repeat the mantra as needed. You can do this while taking a walk, during the shower, before going to bed… It’s a simple reminder to love yourself and accept you for who you are.

Happy Monday, everyone.

A few things I did well recently

bricks-bruessels-line-4303aI was very eager to make some improvements in my life this past month or so. It was my way of sayingΒ adios to winter and welcoming the warmer weather. They weren’t drastic changes. Some things I have accomplished are so simple that it might even seem trivial, but I am still proud of myself for sticking through to make positive changes in my life.

Reading more I used to be the biggest bookworm as a kid. For some reason, that passion diminished as I became bogged down with other things. (like grown-up stuff *sobs*) Continue reading

A Monday “Pick-me-up” Quote We Can All Relate To…



It’s another Monday, another week. Whether you’re going to class or fighting the mad commute to work (like I am in Korea) you can always count on the fact that everybody’s thinking the same darn thing – “ugh, Monday.” This is typically when one wonders “where did the weekend go? What did I even do this weekend?” For me, it’s always a little comforting when I meet all the other zombies (aka my coworkers) in line for the coffee machine. And we exchange that look that we’re all to familiar with. It’s finally my turn at the coffee machine, and I pour the dark liquid into my mug. No sugar added.

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Adventures > Classrooms



It is officially the first day of August! …Which means we are another month closer to the end of summer (boooo!). I think summer is a perfect time for adventures. It is such a life-enriching experience, and you learn so much than just what you were taught in school. You don’t necessarily have to book a plane ticket to South America or plan a trek across the Andes. You can just drive out of town, OR my personal favorite: just visiting a part of the town you haven’t been to before or checking out a new cafe counts too. Anything that leads you to going out of your comfort zone and discovering something new is an adventure in my book. πŸ™‚

As you all know, I’m still in the process of discovering Korea, and it’s great! So with that said…

So go on an adventure, everyone! T G I F !

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