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Happy Women’s Day!

Let’s celebrate together!

I am not a self-proclaimed feminist, but I am glad and proud to admit a few things with you which include:

A call for action through the International Women’s Day site: Today and Everyday… #BeBoldForChange and …

  • I’ll challenge bias and inequality
    • challenge stereotypes
    • call it out when women are excluded
    • monitor the gender pay gap
    • point out bias and highlight alternatives
    • embrace inclusive leadership
    • redefine the status quo
  • I’ll forge women’s advancement
    • decide to buy from companies that support women
    • choose to work for a progressive employer for women
    • take a junior female colleague to a major meeting or event
    • build conducive, flexible work environments
    • mentor a woman and sponsor her goals
    • invite women into situations where they’re not already present or contributing
    • measure and report on gender parity gaps and keep gender on the agenda
    • create new opportunities for women
  • I’ll celebrate women’s achievement
    • drive fairer recognition and credit for women’s contributions
    • hail the success of women leaders
    • applaud social, economic, cultural and political women role models
    • celebrate women’s journeys and the barriers overcome
    • reinforce and support women’s triumphs
  • I’ll champion women’s education
    • encourage more girls into STEM education and careers
    • value diversity for greater educational outcomes
    • support women inventors of new products and services
    • celebrate women researchers discovering new knowledge
    • learn to code!!!

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Thoughts on Mindful Shopping and Living an Intentional Life

A vast majority of us are guilty at obsessing over material things. My boyfriend frequently reminds me of finding joy in other things because when it comes down to it, they bring no value to our lives. Truth be exposed, he threw a disapproving face when seeing all my Chanel shoes…True fulfillment is acquired by going out into the world and fostering palpable and benevolent things. Buying a new pair of shoes might make you feel confident in the short term but will not enrich your life in the long term.

Undoubtedly, the world would be a stall place if we all wear the same exact thing everyday. Yet, we might all consider simplifying our lives a bit more by reducing the amount of time we spend thinking about pointless aspect of our day (currently reading this book). Life is complicated enough, so don’t allow the little things dictate your happiness. Simplify, simplify, simplify! Have you ever thought about how much time you likely waste deciding what to wear in the morning? I already suffer from decision fatigue from work and life but started tackling on the easiest issue being my wardrobe. And so for the past five years, I have been carefully editing my wardrobe to this point where an eruption of self doubts emerge… Since I was painfully trying to limit my contribution to an excessively materialistic and superficial society, there are times I feel conflicted whenever I am consuming… Continue Reading “Thoughts on Mindful Shopping and Living an Intentional Life”