2009 was my roughest yet most eventful year. There was a shower of blessings - gigs, projects, events - but at the same time, there was also a rainstorm of sadness when the most important woman in my life was summoned back to heaven. It was one of the most devastating moments of my life,… Continue reading How it feels to fully surrender
“Man, by nature, is a political animal.” It is innate in us how we need to be part of a social group. Maslow even placed Sense of Belongingness in the third tier of the Hierarchy of Needs right above the Safety and Security. There are so many prose that tell us how we, humans, need… Continue reading Not being everyone’s cup of tea doesn’t mean you can’t have the Juice
On April 1st, while some were posting about pranks, I made a big leap of faith and permanently moved to a different island city, after 30+ years of staying in the same place. You can just imagine how my core city girl was shaken. For years, I have agreed with Neale Donald Walsch when he… Continue reading Does life really begin at the end of the comfort zone?
On my previous post, we talked about ways on how I re-ignite spark over my job. But what if neither extrinsic nor intrinsic motivation spark joy anymore? It is probably easy to answer "quit" or "resign". A lot of people, especially those in the corporate world, yearn to do something different like carpentry or painting… Continue reading Balancing Career and Passion
When something doesn’t spark joy anymore, it is easy to say “get rid of it” a la Marie Kondo; however, if it is something that pays the bills, brings food to the table, it is a bit complicated to just throw it away. I have been working in my 8-hour job for about 9 years… Continue reading When the job doesn’t spark joy anymore