How have your heard of the term “street smart”? Similar to being book smart, being street smart is another kind of intelligence. Being street smart means that you learn from experience instead of from books; you learn and improve from the situations that you are put into.
Many people love watching romantic dramas. It is so heartwarming to see the lead couple meet, bicker, fall in love and then finally get together. We laugh, we cry and we feel good when the leads get their well-deserved happy ending. They make you want to experience falling in love all over again.
Grief is a journey that you go through as a natural response to the death of something or someone significant in your life. This journey involves going through a roller coaster of emotions – from shock, anger, guilt, denial, sadness, fear – all of which can be overwhelming. Going through grief also affects your physical health. Most people find it difficult to sleep, eat or even think about other things aside from their loss.
Going through a period of grief can be an intense experience which means that taking of yourself while on this journey is even more important. There are ways to help you work through your grief while being able to live your life as normally as possible.
During the long weekend, I was looking for something to watch on Netflix when I stumbled upon a title that piqued my interest. It was a Taiwanese drama entitled Life Plan A and B. It was only 6 episodes long so I gave it a try.
Everyone has the goal of living a stress-free life but that may just be a myth. We will experience no growth in life if we don’t encounter stress. If you don’t experience stress and conquer them, then you will never realise your full potential.
Going on a journey is an educational experience. When you travel, you get to learn new things, appreciate new ways of thinking and you discover more about yourself as you discover what’s beyond your comfort zone.
The New Year is all about changes. It is about taking baby steps that can lead to big improvements in your health, wealth and happiness.
Dear Present Me,
You did it! You were able to go through 2018 with flying colours. You thought it was impossible at first but you have overcome all the challenges.
Reading books will make you grow as a person. You will have access to a vast range of information. It will entertain you. It will stimulate your creativity. It will also open your eyes to a new whole world that is different from your reality. It will make you dream and aspire to become a better version of yourself.
Last November 5, 2018, Ariana Grande’s single, “Thank U, Next” broke Spotify’s Single Day Streaming record for a female artist after it earned 8.2 million streams that day. The next day, it broke its own record. The single has become the most streamed song for five consecutive days in a row with almost 50 million streams on the first week of its release. Currently, it holds the record of being the fastest song ever to surpass the 100 million streams in Spotify.
Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight. – Joan Chittister
Pessimistic. Negative thinker. Sensitive. Prone to depression.
That’s who I was.
Feeling lost in life? I recommend reading one of the best-selling books of all time – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The book is about the story of a young shepherd boy, Santiago and his quest to find treasures in the pyramids.
The story is more than just your typical fiction stories. It is a philosophical book that will give you a better understanding of what life truly is all about. It is about listening to your heart, chasing your dreams and pursuing your destiny.