Simplifying Life

In recent years, I have had a deep internal push to live a more simple life. This desire was further fueled by a life threatening illness. I found myself having this increasing need to get rid of ‘stuff’ and by that I mean clutter, distractions, things and actions that is not adding value to my…

Sand Dune Struggle

If there is one thing my hubby, brother, toddler and I share, it would be our thirst for adventure as well as the love of outdoors. Since it ticked both the adventure and being outdoors boxes, we visited the sand dunes by the sea yesteday. Even though it took nearly 6 hours of travel time,…

The Power of One Word

I’ve been recently drawn to the idea of using one words to provide a powerful mantra or guidance in difficult times. It dawned on me that I have been subconsciously using this one word idea to motivate me for years. I looked around my home and took pictures of one words in form of ornaments…

Enjoying the Destination

I love hiking mountains. The fresh air, being amongst nature, the effort and sweat involved in hiking upwards all uplifts my mind, body and soul. Not to forget the feeling you get when you experience the incredible views at the top. Though, for me, most of my time is spent hiking up and down and…

The Gift of Giving

Today I found myself listening to a random motivational video on how to be happy everyday. I was curious to find out what the how was. Little did I expect, it was all about giving. As simple as that. The idea made total sense to me. According to research, the act of giving has a positive impact…

In the Flow

Going through the photos from my recent overseas trip, I came across a bunch of my attempted astrophotography photos.  They were taken in the middle of the night in the freezing cold. That night was one of the coldest nights in New Zealand this year. It was also first attempt at astrophotography. Now I am not…

Embracing Getting Older

For the longest time, I remember being negative about aging. I recall how my friends and I used to complain about getting older each birthday. The negativity around aging was fueled by the fact that I wasn’t married especially after turning 35. There were fears about not being able to have kids with passing age. Too…