How to Deal with Criticism Well

How to Deal with Criticism Well

Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle   At the end of the day, when I feel completely exhausted, it often has nothing to do with all the things I’ve done.   It’s not a consequence of juggling multiple responsibilities and projects. It’s not my body’s way of punishing me for becoming a late-life jogger after a period of laziness. It’s not even about getting too little sleep.   When I’m exhausted, you can be sure I’ve bent over backward trying to win everyone’s approval. I’ve obsessed over what people think of me, I’ve assigned speculative and usually inaccurate meanings to feedback I’ve received, and I’ve lost myself in negative thoughts about criticism and its merit.   I work at minimizing this type of behavior, and I’ve had success for the most part, but admittedly, it’s not easy.   I remember...
Myra Nguyen - Dec 17, 2019
Don’t Let Anyone’s Judgement Define Who You Are

Don’t Let Anyone’s Judgement Define Who You Are

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz I was a chunky, shy little girl who was attached to my mom’s leg. She was my protector and served as a source of unconditional love.   As I left my mom’s side and went off to school, I encountered many new faces that introduced me to criticism and judgment.   Being judged by your physical attributes as an adult, in a society that constantly strives for physical perfection, is hard enough, but understanding those judgments as a little girl can be quite the challenge.   At such a young age, I had no way to process the mean words tossed my way, so I built a shell around myself and often wished I could become invisible to avoid hurting. I tried to carry on as if others’ words could not...
Myra Nguyen - Dec 17, 2019
Are you free

Are you free

Are you free? Are you really living? To be free is to live a life that's exhilarating and inspiring. Where everyday is a journey for fulfilment, even if that means going against the grain and breaking norms or the standards set by society. We aim to inspire you all to open your mind. To take control of your life. To create the reality that deep down you truly desire. A reality so unique and empowering that you will never have to look back on life and regret the things you wish you should have done.
Myra Nguyen - Dec 17, 2019
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