Life Lessons

Sometimes Quitting Is the Ultimate Self-Care

Self-change. Personal growth. Self-improvement. Growth mindset. Whatever you call it, I’ve been doing it for a long time. Not by reading a bunch of self-help books — though nothing is wrong with that — but by simply being curious and investigating my own patterns and noticing my own thoughts and self-talk. Coupled with mindfulness, this […]

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“Maybe it’s time for me to stop focusing on making someone else money and start focusing on making myself happy.”


What to Consider When Choosing Shows to Watch For Language Learning

I’ve been watching Japanese dubs for the last few weeks, and I’ve found them super helpful in my process of active listening. My How to Watch Japanese Dubs on Netflix to Practice Listening Comprehension article gives detailed instructions on how to change your language settings, but how do you decide what shows and movies to watch […]

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Guides & Reviews

My Japanese-Inspired Floor Desk: 1 Year Later

This is my third post in a series about my Japanese-inspired floor desk. In case you missed them, check out the first posts below: How I Set Up a Japanese-Inspired Floor Desk My Japanese-Inspired Floor Desk: 6 months later + 5 tips for sitting on the floor. Over the last year and a half, my Japanese-inspired desk […]

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Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem