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Learning To Love Yourself

Jul 19th, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

A good friend of mine, Nathaniel, posted this on Facebook today. Those beautiful words carved on that fragile leaf blew me away. It serves me as a reminder to be authentic and real, and never compromise myself for anyone else. Amidst the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we may stray away from learning to love and being true to ourselves. We may either…

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Living With Fear

Jul 18th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

People are so afraid that something might happen. To them, fear is so much more important than their dream. Don’t be afraid that something will happen, be afraid that nothing will happen. –   Herman Zapp The feeling of fear is extremely interesting. The pulse quickens; the palm get slippery and wet; the brain cells seem to diminish; thoughts are scattered; and the tummy goes…

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Desiderata (Desired Things)

Jun 26th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Many of us who have access to the Internet are constantly faced with First World problems. We are seldom satisfied with the things that we have, be it the love from someone, friendships, luxury goods, personal achievements, and the list goes on. I chanced upon this prose this morning and it speaks volumes about the ways of living a contented life, and learning to appreciate…

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Life At Sea

Jun 14th, 2012 Travel 1 min read

Today marks my second month working on board the Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas as a Cupcake Supervisor. It has been an interesting adventure ride like none other. Words alone will not be able to paint a clear, concise picture of life on board a cruise ship because it is an experience which only the sole individual will be able to comprehend. Crew…

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Girl Greatness Starts With Dreaming Big

Mar 19th, 2012 Social Good 4 min read

I chanced upon this article today: Why Girl Scouts Become Entrepreneurs, and I loved this point: “They’re encouraged to dream big“. A tiny background about Girl Guiding in Singapore. Every individual has to have an extra-curricular activity/club apart from being studious in elementary/high school. I was first attracted to the movement as a Brownie when I saw the cute uniforms they got to wear. In…

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Failure: The Ups And Downs Of Life

Mar 14th, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

How many people in the world can say, “I’ve never tasted failure in my life — ever.” My guess would be 0.0000000000000001% of the world population can attest to this statement. That is to say, the other 99.0000000000000099% would understand what failure feels like. Truth be told, the feeling sucks. It leaves an extremely bitter aftertaste and sends shivers down one’s spine. No one loves…

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Project 10WATERpumps

Mar 5th, 2012 Social Good 5 min read

Exactly a month ago, Su-An and I launched Project 10WATERpumps, a campaign using digital media to raise funds for clean and safe water, and draw awareness to this important global issue. We are campaigning to raise $5000 by World Water Day, on March 22, as part of UNICEF Canada’s Student Challenge initiative. What Are WATERpumps? Waterpumps are generally used to supply clean, safe and reliable…

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Embracing Change and Going into the Wilderness

Feb 25th, 2012 Yoga 3 min read

‎Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit. – Mary Lou Retton Sometimes in the pursuit of finding our true self, we come to realize that certain parts of our lives would have to change. This single word “change” never fails to frighten me. It often requires an individual…

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World Thinking Day 2012: We Can Save The Planet

Feb 22nd, 2012 Social Good 3 min read

February 22nd is a special day for everyone in the Guiding movement. Today, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the globe celebrate World Thinking Day — a day on which we celebrate the worldwide sisterhood of the movement. We are also reminded of the unity and strength of the movement which allows us to drive change for social issues around the world. “We Can Save…

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Aham Prema

Jan 21st, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Aham Prema is Sanskrit for “I AM Divine Love”. “The mantra Aham Prema affirms one’s divine love energy within. A grand inner transformation is invoked, creating one’s highest essence of love. This emanation enhances all situations, everyday, creating a wonderful foundation for whatever one desires to manifest.” (source daniellecrume.com) I chanced upon this mantra recently and was immediately drawn to the sound of it. It…

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Developing Trust

Oct 21st, 2011 Yoga 1 min read

A new day brings new experiences. I opted to do a home practice for my fourth day of this yoga challenge, just to enjoy the serenity and solitude of practicing alone. As I settled into my cross-legged meditation pose, it took me sometime to settle my active mind. My brain was saying: “I’ve no teacher to guide me along today. Seriously. What lesson am I…

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Being Alive

Oct 17th, 2011 Yoga 1 min read

Today’s intention was: To feel alive, and to be thankful for that feeling. Throughout my practice today, I tried to find meaning in this intention. What does it mean to feel alive? The core of our survival on Earth is the ability to breathe. The simple notion of taking in oxygen and exhaling it sends warmth and calmness throughout the body, inviting clarity into the…