I have finally graduated from what feels like a lifetime undergraduate degree of dental surgery. I found out my results two weeks ago now, soon after the spoken exams which were the most difficult, terrifying and important exams I have ever had to do in the whole 5 years of Dental school. I am just … Continue reading Summer Update.
Recently I caught myself realising when I was having negative thoughts about myself. I became aware that I was aware of my unhelpful thoughts, because rather than mindlessly accepting them as truths, I questioned them with a "but why?" — why would I think this? And then I realised my irrational, unhelpful thoughts were from some … Continue reading Why Not Me?
Sometimes we feel stuck, and we feel bad when we look at how well others are doing, other people with the life, body, career that we wish we had. But to compare yourself with anyone except yourself is not a fair comparison. How could it ever be? You should not be competing with anyone but … Continue reading Comparison
Recently I joined Toastmasters, an international public speaking club. I can't remember exactly where I heard about Toastmasters but it was something which I always had on the back of my mind to look into. Toastmasters, which originated from California has clubs across the world including many cities in the UK, so I was glad … Continue reading Here’s to Toastmasters!
After much resentment, pain, and sadness, and much deliberation, analysis and introspection from what really did feel like my heart breaking (— they say emotional pain triggers the same neural pathways as physical pain), I realised that I am not perfect but that what I am is enough. I am human and humans … Continue reading Lessons from Heartbreak
Appearances, self image, how we view ourselves is paramount and affects us in everything we do. Yet our physical appearance and how others see us, can be very different from how we view ourselves - our self image. We all hold certain beliefs about ourselves, which manifests as particular traits we believe are part of … Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances
For those who have concrete dreams, goals of things they want, it is easier to know how they might get there because they know the end point they want to arrive at. But what about those who aren't quite sure what they want, what their passions and dreams are? A friend of mine said something … Continue reading For Those Who Don’t have a Dream
I have been contemplating a lot about the past year, a rollercoaster year of highs and lows and I realised that the one big thing that makes me feel happy is being grateful. Every day since a year or so ago, I made it a habit to be grateful for things in my day. In … Continue reading A Little Note of Thanks
I haven't been writing on this blog for a while because I've been very busy recently with uni, work and everything in between. Somewhere in all the business and rush of life, I realise that I am not being present but looking forward to the future rushing towards me or the past that does not … Continue reading 12.07.17
"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." A written publication for The Seeds 4 Life. Sometimes life can present us challenges that seem impossible and unfair. It's easy to feel good about yourself and your achievements when things are going well. … Continue reading Believe in Yourself