All posts filed under: Healthy Living

Taking the Pressure Off

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

I have always put additional pressure on myself, even as a little kid.  When I was five years old, I wanted to get top marks in my school tests (which I think pretty normal for a South Asian kid anywhere in the world!…).  In high school, I wanted to get straight As.  In university, I wanted to get high distinctions and land a great job.  At my ‘great’ job, I wanted to be the superstar.  […]

How to be a Positive Person

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

People describe me as being a positive person so I thought I would share some tips I use to stay positive.  Of course, sometimes I also find it difficult to stay positive and upbeat about things – sometimes you just have to feel down and let yourself have a good cry.  But on most days, I think that I push myself to be positive.  It’s a habit that was passed to me be my parents […]

7 Easy Ways to Feel Better After a Bad Day

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

Knowing how to pick myself up after a bad day was important when I was living abroad and away from my family and close friends and working in a job I didn’t like.  slowly but surely figured out some ways to make me instantly happy again.  Quick fixes to forget about the day, feel happy and stay positive. I still use these techniques (although I have a better support circle and I’m generally happy with […]

On my Relationship with Food

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Healthy Living

When I was really little I didn’t eat a lot.  My mum says I only ate when I was hungry and had small portion sizes because that’s all that would fit in my little stomach.  I also ate what I was given – most of the time.  Somewhere along the way, that changed and I began to eat more.  I gained a little weight, started eating and exercising and lost it all, and gained weight […]

On Finding Your Passion

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

When I was looking at moving back to Australia from Hong Kong and possibly making a career change, I read a lot of articles and blogs about people making some interesting moves.  I read about people finding their passions and making a career out of it.  I was inspired to find out what I was passionate about and whether I could turn it into a career too.  I was 26 years old and not really […]

Life Lately #2

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Do: I just got back from one of the most amazing trips of my life so far – safari in Botsawana.  It was amazing.  I am the girl that’s walking around the office saying ‘it’s amazing’ and possibly annoying everyone to no end – but I don’t care.  I’m telling the truth.  I’m also back at my regular pole dancing classes which is helping me to keep fit.  I’m not doing much else other than […]

Reflections on Finding Balance Again

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

This last year was so busy – partly due to my own actions but also for reasons outside of my control.  It feels as though to be able to get ahead at work, one must always go above and beyond which comes at a price.  The price of late nights, exhaustion and weight gain – and eventually weight loss for me.  I was so absorbed in my work and getting my promotion – which I […]

Listen to Your Body 

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Healthy Living / Mindfulness

During my recent holiday in Botswana, Africa I realised that we can learn something from the animals in the wild. These creatures in the wild (lions, zebras, elephants and wildebeest for example) are very tuned in to their bodies and patterns – they eat when they are hungry, drink when they are thirsty and conserve their energy when required. They don’t overdo it because they need to simply survive. Given how busy and cluttered our […]