Tag Archives: inspire

What are the future of our education?

We live in a world of change, not rapid but accelerating change. As a mother of little children, I often ponder on and attempt to predict on the future of our education, including the increasingly expensive tertiary education. In a series of attempts to financially and quantitatively rescue Paul Quinn College, textbooks have been substituted […]

What can we learn about focus from Daniel Goleman?

Focus is a word that I often told Little Prince in spring 2017, especially during meal time. He was relatively slow in eating, and in the mornings I often need to rush to work. It is not only him who needs to hone an essential skill of focusing, but also me. In summer 2017, I […]

How to nurture passion in children?

On 20170419, I intended to watch at least a TED talk on parenting. However, both Little Prince and I ended up watching a TED talk by Julie Lythcott-Haims together on our cozy bed. It was his first TED talk and to my surprise, he shared that he wants to be like Julie to tell his […]

Why must we keep calm?

Keeping our stress level low through meditation and keeping calm can prolong our lives by keeping higher levels of telomerase and longer telomeres, according to pilot studies by Elizabeth Blackburn (Liz). While pregnant with Little Prince, I had an opportunity to listen to a talk by Elizabeth Blackburn and have a photograph taken with her […]

How to lead and change people without giving offense or arousing resentment?

On 2016xxxx, I met with my first subordinate whose hiring was greatly contributed by me. While she was not our first choice due to the better technical competence of the other candidates, but fortune favored her. To effectively lead people, we must influence them positively: Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Indirectly show people’s mistakes, […]

How to share without offending?

On 20161121, Little Princess’ maternal grandmother (LPMG) told me a reason why she only sent 1-2 photos of Little Princess to her great grandmother (who does not know how to use apps) via LPMG sister-in-law (F). F’s son once mentioned that I sent him too many [1] travel photos, hence LPMG concluded that they do […]

How to overcome insomnia?

On 20160601, I woke up at ~ 2am, perhaps due the a need to pass urine and/or the snoring Honey Panda. Then, I drank a 3/4 mug of milk (half cold milk mixed with half hot honey water) and ate a quarter of wife biscuit. Normally, I could not sleep immediately after eating due to […]