I’ve always made resolutions for myself, however I normally just keep them in my head. Over the last few years though I have begun writing them down as a way for me to visualize what I want to accomplish for the year. Last year a friend of mine invited me to be in a private resolution group and I decided to accept the invitation as a way of staying committed to myself and my goals. As it turns out, I didn’t reach the projected 70% achievement I was aiming for…more like 35 ~ 40% overall. I learned a lot from tracking based on which goals became less important throughout the year and which ones gained importance. These factors played into the overall success of my resolutions and it left me feeling positive going into 2019.Read More
To me working on self-love or loving myself has been an ongoing process for many many years. In fact it is still a work in progress which I am better at navigating as I am getting gracefully older or not, haha. A part of self-love is giving yourself self-care, especially in practices and routines that make you feel grounded in life. This year I have not put much effort into my self-care routine as I would have hoped for, so I think for my 33rd year on this beautiful planet I’d like to invest a little more time into that. Hopefully it will further the self-love I have been developing over these past few years. Read More
Today I went in for my two week check-up with the TCM doctor. I told him I drank the tea everyday, and I always made sure my first glass in the morning was as soon as I woke up. I found the tea to be very bitter at first and I really had a hard time drinking it. He told me that the tea he gave me was not actually that bitter and that the red date (jujube) and licorice sweeten the tea up quite a bit. Read More
For a long time I have had back pain that comes and goes, as well as some tightness that goes over the side of one hip since I left Korea a year ago.
When I was in America, I went for three different massages and when I explained what hurt and where, while the massages were relaxing they did nothing for the problem. So I reached out to the GGI (Girl Gone International) wechat group here and asked for a recommendation.
On Tuesday, I went for my follow-up appointment. I was a little worried before heading in that I did not do very well during this past week. Read More
My good friend, Veronika, who I met in Chengdu recommended I see this Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor named Adam.
I thought about it for a month as I was not sure if I had any health problems worth going to him for. So I decided to message him about a general health checkup and possibly tackling my digestion, rosacea and cold hands and feet. He told me to come in to see him, so I booked an appointment.
The month of October brought with it the Mocha Diaries. It is now November and the Mocha Diaries are still going strong. I’ve written a bit about questions I have for myself and how I came to give those questions power in my life. They most definitely have influenced me, and yet, from analyzing those questions I have begun one of the most important processes of my life: practicing self-care. Read More
I always ask myself this question: Why don’t I put myself first? I hear from others all the time to learn to put myself first. That is always easier said than done and there is always a reason as to why I haven’t done it yet. One problem I have realized from having low self-esteem is that when you don’t value yourself you try to find redemption from others. I need a way to redeem my self-worth and so if I do everything I can for others, maybe I can become a better person. I know for a fact that doing things for others rarely helps me unless its something I truly want to do. Read More