I still remember that beautiful day. The day I got to hold the sweetest being in my arms, having my first picture with her and being all smiley even after a long labour, which ended unexpectedly in an emergency caesarean section. Stepping into the identity of a mum and going on this motherhood journey hasContinue reading “4 Lessons from Motherhood”
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The Irony of a Safety Net
Do you remember as a kid when you watched the acrobats who would swing high in the air? How did they get so good!?
Beliefs (Not Facts) Inform Behaviour
We are so busy that it is impossible for us to deeply investigate each headline. These headlines are designed to scream a soundbite at us to believe and repeat.
Overdoing Goal Setting
People always tell you to be specific about your goals. The more specific you are, the more likely you can achieve your goals. For the most part, that’s true isn’t it?
As a Chinese-American and daughter of a pastor, Iris Chen played by the rules and succeeded, but felt that those (impressive) achievements didn’t quite have meaning in her life. She is now on a journey of Untigering.
Fail to Succeed
Accept that failure is part of the process of developing, and not a reflection of our shortcomings.
Maybe, He’s a Spoon…
When we knowingly wink and say ‘well, he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer’, we are assuming that someone is a knife and that a knife should be sharp. We know that’s not true.
The Perfection of Mediocracy
“Mommy,” my 11-year old gravely starts off, “Mommy, I know that you probably won’t be too happy about this, but I think I have to tell you anyway.” As a parent, you are always worried about your children, their safety, their happiness, their future… As I braced myself for his confession, I tried to guessContinue reading “The Perfection of Mediocracy”