Tag Archives: inspire

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 […]

What did I enjoy about Kyoto?

Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan, has mesmerized me. According to Akari, if a Japanese wants to pursue business or politics,  s/he goes to Tokyo; if a Japanese wants to pursue arts, culture or academia,  s/he goes to Kyoto. I decided not to visit Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine, because I have had a glimpse of it from […]

What can we learn about anxiety, love and creativity from Rollo May?

If solitude is the yin of creativity, connection is the yang of creativity. Connections to our external world provides the source of inspirations, that in turn nurture internal creations. While we are increasingly connected, I believe that we must practice filtering. “In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive […]