Life is like a book; there will always be bright chapters and blue chapters.
All is ok, as long as we focus on the right aspects – the positive side and the lessons. We are the authors of our lives and I want to share my chapters with you …”

– Mim Chawimon

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MAKING ROOM FOR HAPPINESS PART FIVE

Holistic View To Enhance Happiness and Gratitude in Life

In our previous blog, we talked about how keeping track of our emotional well-being at the end of each day can be the secret sauce to our happy days for many years to come.Today, we will explore how taking a holistic view of our life, grounded in our iBalance, is the crucial foundation we need to move us forward happily and positively.

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MAKING ROOM FOR HAPPINESS PART THREE

Roll It Out and Feel It In

Continuing on to the third step of our Busy Bee Journey – The Trial-and-Error Approach to Discovering and Re-designing the new iBalance. We left off in our previous post at how to explore different paces of change that would actually bring us to where we want to be instead of backfiring on us. Today we will be rolling out our plans into actions, let’s go!

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MAKING ROOM FOR HAPPINESS PART TWO

Gradual Rise to A New Balance

In my previous post, we explored how we try to attain happiness from different sets of obligations on our plates. I have shared with you my personal struggle of feeling burned out from the busy bee lifestyle, and how I embarked on the journey to reclaiming my balance. Today we will be going over how to practically navigate your life to iBalance.

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MAKING ROOM FOR HAPPINESS PART ONE

Busy Bee Struggle

For the past six months, I have been quite overwhelmed with another role entrusted upon me in my family business. It took me a long while to juggle all the roles and navigate back to my balanced lifestyle. What I learned during these past 6 months is what I want to share with you all today, and I hope it is helpful to you in some way or another.

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES PART SIX

Approaching Challenges with Mindfulness and Self-Control

In this series we’ve learned several ways to navigate uncertainties, including how to adapt to change, channel our focus, take back the driver’s seat, and how to set clear boundaries. We’ve also discussed the importance of living authentically both with ourselves and with those around us. Today, I want to invite you to come full circle as we learn to approach challenges with Mindfulness and self-control.

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES PART FIVE

Navigating to A Meaningful Destination

Knowing where we want to go and why we want to get there is like having a compass to navigate through our journey of life.  It is important to establish a very clear picture of our intent and destination, because without a clear picture, we might get lost along the way. In this part of the series, we will discuss avenues of where we want to be in life and identify why and how we will get there.

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES PART FOUR

Reconnecting and Solidifying our Foundation

In a world full of uncertainty and distraction, it’s easy to lose touch with who we are simply because we’re too busy to stop, take a deep breath and refocus on “us.” In this post, we’ll be looking at how to connect with ourselves on a much deeper level as we navigate the way to go “inward” back to ourselves, in order to create an empowering foundation that is solidifying.

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES PART THREE

Channeling to the Right Focus & Taking Back The Driver’s Seat

As we’re learning how to navigate uncertainties in life, we’ve talked about how life is unpredictable and ever changing, and how to build a bridge between the past and the future with NOW bricks. Today, we’re going to discuss about channeling the right focus and learning how to take back the driver’s seat in life by focusing on the one thing you have control over and that is — YOU.

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES PART TWO

Bridging The Past, Present and Future

In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at some positive beginning steps we can take to overcome uncertainties. We will discuss “Coming back to the present and to ourselves”. It is the first step as we dig further towards building a solid foundation that can withstand the unpredictable storms throughout our journey in life. We will also be talking about how to bridge everything together – the past, the present and the future in which we have the ability to choose and design.

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES PART ONE

In A Time Filled With Uncertainty

These are times of great uncertainty. COVID-19 as we know, has been a disruptive cause that brings unavoidable changes, and thus drags along many uncertainties that exceed well beyond any individual’s comfort zone. It can sometimes be very challenging to remain calm, collected, steady and hopeful when our surroundings are full of unpredictable and uncontrollable factors. We are at a place where we are all simply trying to adapt to the uncertainty that the pandemic has caused each one of us to feel. In this series, I would like to invite you all to look at how we can handle uncertainties as we try to navigate through life.

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DAILY LIVING WITH MINDFULNESS PART FIVE

How You Can Get Started on your Mindfulness Journey…

In the Fifth and final part of my Daily Living with Mindfulness series, we will be discussing some frequently asked questions about how to kick start on a mindful living journey. I will also be sharing with you some ideas for how you can double check yourself to make sure you are showing up for yourself daily, as well as a few different meditation practices you can try…

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DAILY LIVING WITH MINDFULNESS PART FOUR

How mindfulness enables us to build new healthy habits and create a more positive thinking pattern

In Part Four of the Daily Living with Mindfulness series, I will be diving into how mindful living has enabled me to build new positive thinking patterns and healthy habits in my daily routine. Practicing meditation and adopting a new way of mindful living has allowed me to release the problematic behaviors and negative thinking patterns that have been troublemaking in my life, trading them in for a more positive way of thinking and behaving that helps me to feel happier and more fulfilled.

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DAILY LIVING WITH MINDFULNESS PART THREE

How I Carry and Incorporate Mindfulness Into Daily Activities Outside The Practice

In the previous part of my Daily Living with Mindfulness Series, I shared with you how I practice meditation; talking about how the mind behaves, how we observe the mind, as well as how we can gently bring it back to our base of meditation. In this third part of the series, we’ll discuss how we can incorporate what we’ve learned and apply it outside our daily meditation practices; blending it into our daily activities.

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DAILY LIVING WITH MINDFULNESS PART TWO

How I Meditate…

The key activity of meditation is about the inner work, which means observing where the mind is at while meditating. In this second part of this five-part series on daily living with mindfulness, I’ll be sharing with you how I practice an insight meditation. We’ll also discuss how to observe our mind, knowing when it wanders off, as well as how to gently bring it back to our base of meditation.

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DAILY LIVING WITH MINDFULNESS PART ONE

Mindfulness as a Pathway to Serenity and Happiness

In today’s world, we are bombarded with so much more information and multimedia distractions than ever before. The level of scarcity for time has never been at this point we’re at today. We have become less patient and our attention spans have gotten shorter. We have become more demanding out of our time, and how it’s spent. In this fast-paced dynamic culture, serenity has become a luxury. In this series, I’ll be sharing with you about my personal quest towards finding my own inner serenity. And I’ll invite you to take a journey with me towards learning how to adopt mindful living in order to attain inner serenity on a daily basis in your own life.

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HEALTHY GROWTH MINDSET PART THREE

In my final post of this series, I’ll be talking about building our positive self-esteem, and what it takes to maintain it in this world of competition and relativity. While it’s a lifelong journey filled with ups and downs, it’s worth every single moment, because it’s through the hardships that we gain strength in our convictions. Our world is full of great differences that make each of us unique and special in our own ways. By fully understanding our truths and knowing ourselves, we can live our values while respecting others, and maintaining a positive holistic view on our lives!

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HEALTHY GROWTH MINDSET PART TWO

In this second part of my three-part series on a healthy growth mindset, I’ll be sharing with you how I personally learned to approach the concept of relativity as it applies to our lives, as well as some practical steps to accepting it. I’ll also share the detours that can steer us away from our growth journey, as well as how to find a nice middle section of the road where growth can be mindfully attained in a healthy and realistic way

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HEALTHY GROWTH MINDSET PART ONE

We are each beautifully unique, with our own personal flaws and beauties, weaknesses and strengths. It’s in our authenticity, our spirit, that we are wonderfully diverse. If we don’t maintain a healthy grasp on who we are individually—independent from all of the competition and relativity we’re bombarded with on a daily basis—we can end up fighting the battles that the society expects of us instead of fighting our unique growth journey. In this series, I will be talking about how I found my growth path and the lessons learned along the way. Let the journey begin …

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SET OURSELVES UP FOR HAPPINESS PART II

The Happiness Matrix

The Happiness Matrix maps out how “Living Mindfully” can help us find more joy in our daily life. Both happiness and emotional burden are subjective, but by observing yourself, you can become more self-aware, and be able to make decisions that create happiness within you. The goal is to consistently remain in the proactive mode so you can avoid having to react or receive things that make you feel bad, and instead, mindfully set yourself up for happiness!

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SET OURSELVES UP FOR HAPPINESS PART I

The Happiness Matrix

We’ve all had our ups and downs in life. Some of us have to navigate tougher roads than others. No matter our course in life, at the end of the day, we all have a deep desire to find happiness, and maintain it. To many of us, the secret to finding happiness seems elusive and mysterious… But it doesn’t have to be.

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THE ART OF FINDING FULFILLMENT

We all have a deep innate desire to live a fulfilled life. What fulfillment looks like is different for each of us. It’s made up of multiple aspects that must be weighed and balanced according to our individual needs and wants—in order to provide us with fulfillment. I call this our “iBalance.”

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