isabelle thye

40 times

At the mark of the 40th episode of Own Your Story podcast, I decided to put a stop to this journey and focus on turning the audio contents into a book, something tangible that people could hold, a medium in which I could express myself most honestly. 40 episodes. They represented 40 times of putting myself out…

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Heart

How do you learn to trust? I couldn’t find words to explain it. There were times when following my heart meant that I had to go against reasons, common sense, and wise advises of the important people in my life. Trust is something to be experienced, the result of work and intention, suffering and reconciliation.…

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Leap of faith

“How do I know when I’m ready?” “You won’t. That’s all it is, a leap of faith.” Seated in the dark with popcorn in my hand, I was marvelled at the profundity of what I just heard in the Spiderman cartoon. I felt understood, moved, relieved that I’m not the only lunatic out there. Sometimes, I believe…

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Powered by Pain

While planning a community meetup with the theme ‘turning struggles into strengths’, I got so confused in the middle of discussions when we were brainstorming the ‘transformation’ part. It’s easy to shine a light at struggle and invite people to talk about it, but how might we empower or enable the transformation into a strength…

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What risk would you take to change your world?

“You change the world when you create something that never exists before.” — Srinivas Rao When Frankie and I started Own Your Story community event, we were not inspired by such a noble reason. We both spent a lot of time figuring out ourselves, went through 10-days of silence in Vipassana meditation, felt that something is missing in our society…

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