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What I learn from showing up at livestream

After self-publishing my own story, I realized that a book doesn’t sell by itself. I started to think about what more I can do to inspire millennials to own their story and create a life they love. When a person reminded me that I am

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What I learn from refugee through stories

When I heard the girl reading her story ‘Myself and I’, she sent a chill down my spine. Even though her voice, her conviction and her poise brought a smile to my face, I couldn’t erase the invisible line that sets us apart in — she is

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Don’t take yourself too seriously

When I read Rupi Kaur’s poetry collection ‘Milk and Honey’, I was moved by the simplicity and strength in her words. I was inspired by how powerful words can be. She cracked her heart open like a walnut. I could resonate with her words, like

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Story and the power of meaning

Brene Brown’s TED talk, ‘The Power of Vulnerability’, is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time for a reason — she shines a light on ‘shame’ that all of us experience silently at some point in our life, pointing that authentic connections are built

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Love is real when it is hard

I hugged him tightly, feeling the warmth and familiarity of his embrace. Many happy moments with him flushed into my mind — the times we trekked, we walked hand in hand on the street, we chilled together in a new hotel, we laughed together at little things…

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Be real, not perfect

‘It was the biggest fall in my career that defines who I am.’ Nastia Liukin said this in a recent interview on Impact theory. As a reigning Olympic all-around gold medalist in 2008, she fell flat and hard in her face during the uneven bar