Archive for July 2017

7 Lessons From my Journey With Mindfulness

Growing up, I was a rule-following overachiever. I got good grades, played competitive sports, invested time in extra-curricular activities. My efforts were directed towards a clear goal: get accepted at a good college. It was always the overarching goal, because I thought life worked like this: Follow the rules and do what you’re told Go to a…

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What to do When You Feel Stuck in a Rut

There’s nothing worse than feeling stuck in a rut. Just the other day, I was in that dark place. Overwhelmed by big decisions. Feeling fears of failure. Worrying about the uncertainty of moving away from the place I’ve called home for 3 years. Some days, life can feel like an insane dream, where you don’t know where you’re going,…

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How to Cultivate Beginner’s Mind for a Fresh Perspective

I used to commute to downtown Chicago by train every day. At first, I enjoyed this new facet of life. The novelty of the experience made it fun and exciting. But that fresh feeling quickly washed away, turning my commute into a repetitive inconvenience. All this extra time spent getting from one place to another! I’ll admit, at the time, it felt…

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