“When I began trusting the intuitive pulls of my soul my life transformed. It wasn’t that my life was necessarily bad before.. it’s just that it started to get really amazing. The more I leaned into uncertainty, and the unknown, the more my heart and soul expanded. Growth and love both require that we move... Continue Reading →

Dear Loren,

Dear Loren, 16 years. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since you left us. It’s hard to believe that all this time has passed. It seems so long ago, and yet I still remember everything that happened in 2002 like it was only yesterday. I still remember picking up that phonecall to Kuya’s panicked... Continue Reading →

living my best life.

“On the way to myself, I’ve been so many different versions of me” 2017. I don’t even know where to begin. To say this year has been one hell of an adventure would be a total understatement. Such a cliché I know. But for real, I don’t think I’ve transformed as many times in a... Continue Reading →


*CRACK* I hit the breaks on my bike and stopped dead in my tracks. I jumped right off to retrieve my fallen phone, only to find it smack down, screen first, on the pavement in the middle of this rainy night in Maastricht. I picked it up, and sure enough my entire screen had cracked.... Continue Reading →

My Daily 100%

“She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another” I still remember all the feelings I was experiencing when I stepped onto that plane. I was overcome with so many emotions after having said goodbye to all my friends. I was... Continue Reading →


“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first" - Matthew Jacobson I wish there were enough expressions of gratitude that could explain how deeply thankful I am for my parents. Their unconditional and unwavering love has definitely shaped me into the person I am today. My parents have always... Continue Reading →

Five Simple Words

A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life – Christopher K. Germer A little over two years ago, I was sitting across from my brother at a Japanese restaurant in the middle of downtown Toronto. This particular interaction with him occurred just... Continue Reading →


“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life” – J.K Rowling It’s 2am in Budapest, and I’m sitting atop the highest point of the city overlooking the Danube River. I’m at the Citadella, a historical landmark in the city, with my brother, my sister, Jennifer & Ernest – two of my... Continue Reading →

The Phoenix

How would you realize that you have the power to heal yourself if you weren’t first given these wounds that require your healing? – Yaiya It was only two years ago, immediately after my 24th birthday, that I found myself at one of the lowest points in my entire life. My heart was breaking after... Continue Reading →

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