Destigmatizing Mental Health: How to start the Conversation

Recently the American Psychiatric Association released a brief on reporting on mental health cases and the status of individuals and communities (article). APA highlights the detriment that media has on reporting mental health cases that lead only to violence. This skewed view only delays treatment due to the shame and guilt that is associated with…

HOW TO PRIORITIZE MENTAL HEALTH

My journey in the lifestyle of minimalism is a tool that allowed me to find what I valued in this life. I assumed this process would reach an ultimate destination, but that proved to be misinformed. The journey continues. It instead opened the door to what it means to live intentionally. One of my major…

Leading with Mindfulness| College Edition

Mindfulness movement is making its way beyond the yoga studio and on college campuses.  This may be the start of your college journey or it’s coming to an end. And based on your level of self- and social- awareness you are going to bring a unique perspective to different situations. What I have found from…

Top 5 Favorite: Rereads to Heighten Self-Awareness

Who is ready to step into 2021 after the rollercoaster of a year we had in 2020. I found myself reading more non-fiction than previous years. I also have to take into account my interest have changed since my childhood and teen years. Honestly, my developmental stage has nothing to do with my reading habits…

Intentional Spaces

WOW! We made it to August. How has these few months been for everyone since March? I have neglected this space for so long. I believe two years and quite a lot have changed.. for the better. From moving around three times until I have settled in a place, setting boundaries with housemates, changing jobs…

Intentional Living: Creating a Simple Morning Routine

The past few months, for me, were filled with new opportunities, ideas, and relationships. As an introvert, i’ll admit, it took a toll on me and much more to step out of my comfort zone to continue. With all the change, whether good or bad, I’ve had to modify my usual routines on what I’d…

Intention + Compassion

Compassion is to act with kindness towards those who are suffering. When I started my journey to reset, through analyzing minimalism, slow living, and sustainable change, it had not occurred that it would take me towards a lifestyle that required space for an inner transformation and healing. Ultimately, I guess that was what I was…

Being Intentional with Finances

One of the areas I’ve noticed increased as I continue to practice intentionality and minimalism is the ability to confidently make financial decisions. Managing our finances is a topic that will never lose its importance: whether you feel your lacking or secure in the financial literacy department. I’ve observed that as my self-awareness increased, I’m…

Embracing Change Gracefully

After two years of decluttering, reflecting, and redefining my core value, I’m at a place where I can start taking action towards the life I envisioned.  I’ve grown to understand that change is inevitable and that its the only constant in our lives. With that, I matured to understand that once you’ve identified what’s essential…

Setting Intentions

Getting back into the groove of planning. 
This year is not about making resolutions but continuing good habits. Two years ago I’ve delve into living minimally and simplistically; this year I’m adding intentionality and mindfulness so that I don’t revert back to old ways and lose everything I’ve learned from the past two years. Instagram:…

July Reading Picks

This summer i’m getting a chance to balance both work and family while getting a chance to catch up on my reading wishlist. Related Posts Book Review | The Vegetarian by Han Kang Self Care 101| Finding Joy in Reading Favorite Books of 2016 Weekend Reads Spotlight| Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Simple Vegan Eats #1

  Hello! Today I’m sharing a short video on one of my favorite lunches. Simple and easy to make; most of the ingredients I believe are common in everyone’s fridge… I could be wrong (^_^). Anyways, hope you like this video.              

Weekend Reads Spotlight #2

    Hello fellow booklovers! I hope you’ve managed to finish the week strong. The weekend is finally here and what better way to start but with a #weekendread . This summer heat wave is particularly grueling on my side with bouts of rain but I’m ok with it… I’ll take any excuse to cozy…