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April 25, 2019

At the end of this lifetime, my hope is that my tombstone will say, “A good friend to many.” I hope that my actions and spirit live up to this message.

Friendship is important to me and to many people I meet. Cultivating strong friendships and a sense of community are k...

March 11, 2019

Excerpt from March 2019 give glow newsletter

YEAH!!! Spring is almost here. I am excited for Spring, and at the same time, trying not to feel too enthusiastic. If you wonder why I am trying to manage my enthusiasm, read on...

I just visited Los Angeles this past week a...

October 22, 2018

My energy level is low more often than not recently. This is not new as I have been through long periods of fatigue in the past. Fortunately, my past fatigue episodes have given me wisdom around what I can do to help myself.  

I know that:

  • Badgering myself for b...

April 7, 2018

At our March workshop, Mira Lane - head of Design and Ethics for Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft, shared what she has learned in her career journey from Product Manager to Partner Director about self-advocacy and achieving success in the workplace.

Here are the top...

January 21, 2018

Do you see yourself having a quarter-life or mid-life crisis? Why is it a crisis?

Many people see mid-life crisis as a challenging time where they feel dissatisfied with their lives and question how they want to live differently. Oftentimes, their friends and family  la...

December 8, 2017

Do you worry often? Often feel like there is something you should be doing to move ahead? Find it difficult to be present and joyful most days?

For the past three years, I’ve been working tirelessly on understanding how I can be joyful and loving every moment of the day...

November 30, 2017

How often do you feel grateful? 

I used to feel grateful only when something significant happens. For example, I’ll feel grateful for family, friends, and bountiful foods around Thanksgiving.

Similarly, I feel proud of myself only when I do something significant. For exa...

October 26, 2017

“I will (or will not) love again”

“He will not love me – I’m not good enough – as I am.”

“He is suffering that’s why he hurts me. I can save him.”

“Something must be wrong with me if I’m still single at this age.”

Our beliefs shape our experience. What are your beliefs abo...

October 25, 2017

Do you have an addiction to keeping yourself busy? Do you value appointments more than the white empty space on your calendar? How do you feel about waiting – whether you are sitting in traffic or waiting for someone to show up, do you check your phone?

Why is it so har...

September 19, 2017

Imagine walking into a messy house filled with piles and boxes of junk with sounds of people yelling in the background.

Now imagine walking into a green park with a clear lake on a sunny day with birds chirping.

Which space is more conducive for thinking clearly? Which s...

August 30, 2017

Honestly, I didn’t learn to love myself until I met a partner who loved me unconditionally. Here is what I’ve learned from him, on how to love myself as much as he loves me.

Give yourself permission to ease up on your “should’s”

In the past, I tell myself I should sleep...

August 15, 2017

People who are high achievers often hear their inner voice say, “Do more!”, "Stop being lazy!", "It's not good enough!".

I am very familiar with this voice.

When this voice is out of control, it talks me down so much so that I begin losing my self-confidence. Instead of...

July 30, 2017

I answer questions on Quora sometimes. A Quora user asked me: "What are the telltale signs that my girlfriend has low self-esteem?" I am sharing my answer here with you because we --as women, can remind ourselves of our own beauty and help ourselves build our own self-...

July 12, 2017

I have struggled with feeling confident for most of my adult life, even though on paper - I looked successful and accomplished in career, health, money and relationships. The key areas where I lack confidence are:

  1. Believing in myself - that I can dream big and achie...

April 15, 2017

Imagine for a moment that you are disabled. You have lost all functions in your limbs. In this condition, how can you create the best version of you?

Would it be possible for you to live a joyful life? To be an inspiration to others? To be a leader? To be a successful p...

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