I’m choosing not to be passionate about my job—and here’s why

Many people, especially young adults such as myself, are inundated with messages about pursuing our dreams and quitting our day jobs to run our own business. After all, life is too short to waste time doing something you’re not passionate about. However, I’ve come to realize that maybe it’s OK to be not passionate about … More I’m choosing not to be passionate about my job—and here’s why

I never understood the avocado and yoga craze until I moved to downtown Toronto

It’s unlike me to write a wellness blog. Normally, my blogs are about my musings on relationships, life, and my perpetual existential crisis. But I can now see how wellness, spirituality, and self-discovery are interrelated. Because the kinds of food I consume and the amount of exercise I’m getting affect the quality of my thoughts. In … More I never understood the avocado and yoga craze until I moved to downtown Toronto

10 Reminders to help you stop comparing yourself to others

Comparing our lives to others can make us feel miserable—yet we do it anyways. Not only does this make us feel inadequate, doing so can also stunt our personal growth. Below are some thoughts that can help you stop comparing yourself to others. While some of these points sound cliché, I try to put them … More 10 Reminders to help you stop comparing yourself to others

12 truths about relationships from “The Course of Love”

Many love stories depicted in films and novels either have a happy or tragic ending. But what if, for many people, it’s neither but rather somewhere in between? In Alain de Botton’s “The Course of Love,” the author tells a story of a couple and the conflicts they experience over the course of their marriage. … More 12 truths about relationships from “The Course of Love”

Freedom isn’t anguish, it’s art

I remember Jean-Paul Sartre described freedom as “anguish” from my existentialism class when I was at university. The freedom to make choices with nothing to restrict us is an incredible burden of responsibility—and is what relegates us to constant anguish. Similarly, Kierkegaard explains anxiety as the “dizzying effect of freedom” where we become paralyzed by … More Freedom isn’t anguish, it’s art

People skills are about putting our needs first

Interpersonal intelligence, otherwise known as people skills, is key to success in our careers, relationships, and life in general. It helps us set healthy boundaries, connect with others, and resolve conflict. Without them, life would be grim. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how books, such as memoirs and fiction, can help us develop … More People skills are about putting our needs first

5 tips to make rejection sting a little less

Read my original article on Introvert, Dear. Rejection is one of those unpleasant experiences that most human beings and other social animals would rather not endure. Whether it’s being dumped, ignored, or turned down for an opportunity, rejection stings. In some severe cases, it can even paralyze you, making you never want to leave the … More 5 tips to make rejection sting a little less