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

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

What makes me unmistakable

Lately, I’ve taken many long scenic walks while listening to podcasts (and occasionally catching Pokémon). One of my favourite podcasts is The Unmistakable Creative Podcast. What makes this podcast so interesting is not necessarily hearing about people’s accomplishments but rather learning about their journey and thought processes that enabled them to find inspiration and overcome … More What makes me unmistakable

Your Myers-Briggs personality does not define you

I’ve written quite a bit about being an INFP personality type on Introvert, Dear, and on my personal blog. You may also be aware that I’ve recently published a book about it called The INFP Book: The Perks, Challenges, and Self-Discovery of an INFP. Lately, I’ve been receiving a number of emails and messages from … More Your Myers-Briggs personality does not define you