So with some of the cool things happening in my life, watching my brother’s journey is definitely an inspiration for me. #whatatimetobealive
For those who aren’t acquainted with the Philippine scene, my brother came from the nightlife and entertainment background; DJing, opening clubs, streetwear stores, media and the like. After a few years in that scene, he recently transitioned to become a Life Coach.
I could tell you more about his journey in later posts, but for now, I wanted to post this video by Marissa Peer. During a recent chat session with Jon, I opened up about certain feelings of limitation and block (also related to my last post) that I have been experiencing.
You know that feeling when you feel things moving in a great, higher direction in your life and you just feel… uncomfortable? Like everything is amazing and your dreams are coming true left and right, but at the back of your mind you slightly hold back. You don’t give it your all because fear starts sinking in… You wonder if this whole momentum is a fluke, and eventually you’ll f*ck up all the good things and people will call you out. So yeah, I felt that.
Jon sent me this video above to remind me pause and check myself before I wreck myself. It’s packed with pretty powerful a-ha! moments that I keep replaying over and over again. The truth is, sometimes people become uncomfortable with all the good stuff happening to them because it brings up issues of worthiness. We often feel like we don’t deserve it, but as Marissa says, “You are enough.”
Now we know loves. Now we know. If this video helped you, I encourage you to post it forward.
“The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles the sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness–genuine happiness.
Happiness is not a limited resource.
And when we devote our energy and time to trivial matters, and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant. From that point, we perpetuate our own sadness, and we lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things.”
– Christopher Aiff
Wise words from a beautiful soul. May this post help remind us that life is not to be wasted on things that are trivial. Focusing on what truly matters on a daily basis and staying present to the gifts that life has to offer. xxx
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown is an interesting dive into the world of vulnerability. I have to admit I am still in the midst of reading this book, but I felt so moved by it that I knew I had to blog about it right away.
Because in a time when everyone wants to create an image of a cool, perfect instagram life with perfect outfits, perfect parties, and perfect desserts (Hey, I’m guilt of this as well!)- this book tears that idea apart and really asks you to peel off these layers and be yourself.
Be Vulnerable. Allow others to really see you…. and that’s some scary sh*t right there.
Oh, I love this. I love hearing people talk about goals that put “how you want to feel,” versus what to achieve. There are so many people out there so focused on materialistic achievements but still feel like sh*t at the end of the day. Marie Forleo interviews author and speaker Danielle LaPorte on how to set goals with soul, goals that make you feel good.
A few months ago, I met a vibrant young woman at an art gallery here in Singapore. What felt like a blind date (because I had only met her via an Instagram introduction) turned out to be one of the most memorable meet ups I’ve ever had.
Meet Pauline Hanuise, a remarkable holistic health coach, who not only teaches you how to care for your body, but also brings the mind and soul into the healing mix as well. Pauline also helps individuals recover from eating disorders that have plagued them for years; and she knows this well because she’s been there before and recovered successfully. This experience inspired her to help other individuals breakthrough as well.
When I decided to start interviewing people for my blog, Pauline was the first person I thought of because I really believe in her and her message. I often check out her blog for her insights, or her posts on Mind Body Green for quick recipe tips. But above all, I think of her for the courage and dedication it takes to turn your life around for the better.