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The EPIC Guide To Help You Live Life Well

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In the last post, I wrote about why you need to write your own obituary to create your own guide to mindful living. As in our analogy of building a house, this is the blueprint for your life. As for the foundation, my belief in God and my values are my foundation (I hope my Life Manifesto inspires you to find yours). Now, I am setting up the pillars for living life well by creating a guide to take care of the body, mind and soul.

Today, we’re going to focus on taking care of the body.

We have one life and one body to live it. Healthy body is the cornerstone of living life well.

The EPIC guide to help you live life well

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Why You Need to Write Your Own Obituary

Yes! We’re going to be talking about death today (I am a Scorpio with Pluto, the god of the underworld, as one of my ruling planets. So, go figure…). Don’t worry! I promise it’s not going to be a really gloomy post. I want to help you write your own guide to a mindful living.

A while ago, a funny picture showed up on my FB feed. It was my friend’s picture with her name, a future year of when her time is up, and cause of death engraved on a grave stone. She was using an app that generated this kind of thing. She is still alive and kicking. What’s funny was the cause of death listed: “Die from Laughter.” Well, out of all the possible scenarios, I think that is the best way to go.

We all are going to die someday. We don’t have control on when, where or how it’s going to happen. What we can control is how we want to be remembered afterwards.

Why writing your own obituary helps you to create a guide for a mindful living

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How To Thrive As a Stay-At-Home Single

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how to thrive as a stay-at-home single

I believe there is no greater role in the world than being a mom. You get to carry and nurture a human being in your belly for 9 months. You risk your own life to give birth to your baby and every aspect of your own life is forever changed through this whole process of pregnancy and rising kids, such as:

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Why Traveling Light Is The Way To Go (Part 2)

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why traveling light part 2

In the last post, I wrote about how we tend to accumulate material possessions as we go through life. Take a moment to look around your house and notice the stuffs that are lying around. If you are to box up all the stuffs that you haven’t used in a month, how much more empty is the house? Do you really need all those stuffs? If not, why do you still have them around? If you need to move, won’t they be like baggage you need to lug around making your move so much harder?

There are also other kinds of baggage that we tend to carry as we journey in life – the emotional baggage. These are the negative thoughts or feelings that burden our soul such as fears, guilt, worry, doubt, weariness, grief, and disappointment.

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Why Traveling Light Is The Way To Go (Part 1)

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why traveling light

When I first got into hiking, I bought this heavy-duty, waterproof pair of boots. I thought it would be an excellent choice to trudge the dirty, muddy terrains. And yes, price was a factor too. I was not sure if I wanted to spend $100+ on a pair of hiking shoes.

The first long hike I signed up for was a 10-mile hike in the middle of summer. I had my new backpack filled with three 1L bottled waters, rain gear, snacks, first aid kits, change of clothes and other stuffs that I thought I would need for the hike. By the time I am done, the backpack must weigh at least 10 lb.

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