Are you a highly sensitive person?

I recently talked to a friend who seemed to be so distraught with how sensitive she was. She wanted to change the way she was. She told me that she would be so much happier is she weren’t didn’t feel so much. My heart broke when I heard that. I can so empathized with her…

The truth about who you are

I’ve spent the last few years focused on one goal. That goal was to be honest with myself. I was trying to put intuitive feeling over logical thought. I wanted to feel alive, excited, joyful, fulfilled, at peace with life… At the time, I felt like I was holding onto resentment and needed to forgive…

Real yoga

Yoga is so much more than just the postures If you’ve experienced a taste of the therapeutic effects of practicing the asanas (postures) than I have a hunch that you’ll love exploring the roots of yoga. Classical Yoga is a lifestyle, a dynamic ancient system with the ultimate goal of self-realization. Yoga is commonly known as…

Packing light for indefinite travel

Most travelers were surprised that this was all I brought especially since I was indefinitely traveling. Before I left, I sold most of my belongings and left only my most precious possessions with my mom: my diaries since I was 7 years old. I wanted my load to be light so that I could easily hop…

The strength I needed to go for my dreams

I was firm in my decision to indefinitely travel, yet I was having a hard time booking my one way ticket. There was no doubt that I was excited and I knew that this was what I wanted in order to live without regrets. But there was something big that were holding me back. Suppressed emotions I…

Books that changed the course of my life

Books that changed the course of my life Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of NOW was my gateway to a more conscious life (Thank you to Cecile and Elizabeth for gifting these books to me, I’m so grateful) Viktor Frankl’s Man Search for Meaning Adam Braun’s The Promise of a Pencil Kelly A. Turner’s Radical Remission beautifully documented the healing power…

The power of beliefs

I believe that the biggest obstacle I face is my own ego and limiting beliefs and my job is to consistently remind myself that I am enough right now, in this moment, have always been and will always be. I have listed here my new belief system that I have chosen to live by rather than the…

Letter to loved ones during my travels

I think of you often. The only thing I miss about home is you. The only reason I plan on going back is to see you. I appreciate everything you have done to support me in this journey. To my mom who sacrificed so much for us. You’re dedication is unparalleled. To my dad who’s…

Using fear as a guidepost

I’ve spent a few days in solitude here in beautiful Vang Vieng, Laos. I think this quaint city will always have a special spot in my heart for being the place where I found some much needed clarity. I was able to give myself the time to finally start up this blog that’s been in the works even before…

Your Candida Diet Guide

I want to share what my experience was like during my year of clean-eating. The struggles and triumphs that go along with this diet are many. So why the heck would I go on this limiting diet? Back in 2013, I took way too many rounds of antibiotics due to a reoccurring yeast infection, and…

Drastic changes from 2 weeks of meditation

During the Yoga Teacher Training at Wise Living Yoga Academy, I felt more strongly than ever that I needed to immerse myself into a meditation program. I signed up for a 2 week stay at Doi Suthep International Meditation Center in Chaing Mai, Thailand. During the program, we were instructed to not talk, read, write, or leave the premises. In…

Things I want to do

There are so many things that are in the back of my mind that I hope to do one day. These things remind me that I have so much more to learn and experience and that I should never let my curiosity and passion fizzle out. Life is an extraordinary gift and I intent to…

Ask empowering questions

What’s my vision for my life? The vision I have for my life consists of an abundance of love and a higher state of consciousness where I’m fully aware of when my ego is at play and I can catch it fast enough so that my higher self can take control. I want to be…

What does it mean to love myself?

It’s a loaded question that I ask myself often. Loving myself is a practice and a choice I make. It seems to fluctuates from day to day, from moment to moment if I’m dependent on my thoughts about myself and I guess that’s a good measure of how attached I am to my thoughts. True…

Allowing myself to simply be

I like the term ‘slow travel.’ This is the type of exploring I like to do. Staying in a place for a while and not doing any of the touristy things until I’ve taken a couple days to acclimate myself and settle down. Meditating is when I can really allow myself to just be and take…

Designing my day

Now that I’m living a life where I can design 100% of every single aspect of my day, I think its essential to know what’s important to me and what I want my day to consist of. A simple life is what I want and it’s in those little actions within my day that ultimately create who…

My biggest realizations while solo-traveling

The world is literally my oyster. I can choose exactly where I want to go and exactly what I want to do and I feel unbelievably fortune to be living like this. I need to know myself well enough to decide among the vast array of choices available while traveling. Otherwise it can be really overwhelming. Now…

Don’t let guilt hold you back

The guilt that I feel sometimes about not being able to feel satisfied about where my life is right now is sometimes annoyingly palpable. Is there something wrong with me because I’m not happy with what I have? I want to see what else is out there and I want to explore and challenge myself…

My hesitation due to the Zika Virus

I used to be so indecisive (and I still am sometimes). I used to google questions and hope that someone would answer them for me, make the decision for me. I really just didn’t know what to think or do. Since the Zika scare happened, I got a taste of that uncertainty again. A part of…

Where my thoughts come from

Your thoughts may be the most important thing. It determines how you lead your life. What you do with your life. How you talk to yourself. What you think about others. It’s amazing how the inner journey is so vast and never ending. Just as the external world is, our inner world is even more…

What writing means to me

I always had a journal since the 2nd grade. It was always something that really helped me stay grounded. It’s been a saving grace. I never took it that seriously because I thought I could never be a writer, whatever that even means. But I’ve realized that I was always a writer, a creative, an…

Plunge into the unknown

I have hopes of quitting my job and somehow finding a more peaceful way of life where I’m not struggling and trying to convince myself to go to work. Some days it’s fine but the more time passes, the more I find myself struggling. I know that I have so much to be grateful for…