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2020 certainly feels like the worst year ever, one we will never forget in a long time.

With the unexpected twist of events, we may have put a pause to many of our plans. The long list of things we planned to do in our bucket list this year. Some events may also have changed our perceptions, challenging our fundamental beliefs during this period.

However, we often learn the most from the worst moments we have experienced.

While I am excited about the start to a new year (in a few days), there is also a sense of finality I…

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I tell myself a lot of stories. I have to be successful to be happy. And there is one fixed path to success.

I was a product of the Singapore education system. Although ranked one of the best in the world, many people (including myself) grew up with the belief that there is one single path to success. Get from secondary school to junior college. Enter a university. Do well for the exams and get a high GPA. Secure as many internships as possible. Graduate with a degree.

And I graduated like many others, feeling lost in the shuffle. …

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In my previous post, I mentioned briefly about a recent life cleanse. A few friends reached out, and I explained this was a conscious effort to live a more minimalistic life.

A minimalist lifestyle looks different for everyone. We heard stories of families who sold their belongings and travelled on a rented van for years. People who donated all except 3 pieces of clothing in their wardrobes. Many felt the same way, like they were on a hedonistic treadmill, a life of perpetually chasing moving targets and material comforts.

My own journey of minimalism was a lot less extreme, beginning…

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Photo by Ben Kolde on Unsplash
Photo by Ben Kolde on Unsplash

Those around me know I have a very short attention span.

I rarely watched TV serials because I could not sit through it — I always find myself fast forwarding all the time. My interest in many things (e.g. learning a new language, going to the gym) dies after a few sessions. My mind always wanders — I spend a disproportionate amount of time either reminiscing about the past, or thinking about what is next to come.

I have talked about meditation a lot through my work in the benefits and well-being space. I’ve shared with employees how they can…

Kim Ng

Seeking growth and experiences through writing (topics mainly on inner peace and intentional living)

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