In Difficulties, Aim for Growth, Not Perfection

Embrace & Thrive: Aim for Growth

Yesterday we passed across an area about 5 minutes drive from our place. It was an intersection with a gas station and a few shops nearby. We often pass that area to go to our favourite places like a mall, a cineplex, a supermarket and a few restaurants. After living in this city for about a year, that area has become more than familiar to me. However, that was not the case when I got there for the first time.

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How to Deal with Life’s Transition

Embrace & Thrive How to Deal with Life's Transition

There are times in our lives when we need to adapt to a new situation. Losing a loved one, relocating to a new place, working in a new company, these are changes that lead us into a phase of transition. We haven’t got used to how things work in the new place or situation, but we’ve already left the old, ‘safe’ place where everything was so familiar and we knew exactly what to do and how.

During life’s transition, things may feel uncomfortable and we can get out of perspective due to the uncertainties it causes. Nevertheless, life goes on and we need to find ways to cope with it.

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When Was the Last Time You Practiced Self-Compassion?

Embrace & Thrive - Self Compassion

It has been a somewhat stressful week for me. There have been a few changes I needed to sort out. Some of them would benefit me, such as a longer extension for my student visa that is about to expire. However, some administrative procedures result in a delay in my visa application process.

This delay is really making me nervous. We certainly do not want to have my husband’s work visa expired before the new one is approved. I really hate to push or nag people, but there are circumstances where I need to become more ‘assertive’ to get things done.

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3 Steps to Finding Your Life Purpose


We are all walking on a journey toward making the best of our lives. We may walk through different paths or have reached different stages in our journey, but one thing for sure, living with a purpose will help us find true joy and contentment.

Some of us may have found our purposes, while the rest may still be in search. In my previous post, I talked about something called Emptiness in Disguise. Continue reading “3 Steps to Finding Your Life Purpose”