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Video: Tips to Fall Asleep from Happify

I've read thousands, if not tens of thousands, of articles related to sleep, relaxation, meditation, and stress. Sleeplessness and chronic insomnia run in my family and it has always been a subject of intrigue for me.

Suffice to say, after a while, many articles will dispense the (or pretty much) same sage advises. I am also not immune to the effects of this insidious condition myself, although, for most parts of my life, I am better envied for being a log sleeper.


Switch off the lightsRelax and tune out one hour before bed timeNo drinks - alcohol, coffee, tea or whatever EXCEPT chamomile tea or something equivalentNo more Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or emailIn fact, put your phone away. Far, far, FAR away from your bedLight scented candlesIf you have time, meditate for around 20 minutes to an hourRead a book...the PAPER kindListen to relaxing music, preferably jazz, new age or meditation guidePlay sound of flowing streams, chirping birds, ringing gongs, water dripping i…
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5 Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made in Life

I am going to be either a philosopher today, or I’m just going to sound a little whimsical. So, if you’re not into that kind of thing, click away from this article right now. 1…2…too late. =) OK. You’re still here. I was just reading a friend’s account of what he did to start his own business, the mistakes that he’s made along the way, and how he barreled on to find his footing in an industry he was deeply passionate about. He recounted all the times he had less funding that he needed, the wrong investments, the times of busted trust, disbelief of family members, and his lonely night with a bottle of Jack Daniels where he poured liquor over cubes of ice and his heart out to the stars. He vowed never to make the same mistakes again. It was the kind of ruminating that made those of us with similar insider experiences cringe. To newbies, his message of despair and hopelessness served as a balm that inspired them and kept them pumped. Instead of reminding ourselves of all the wrong forke…

Update: Post Chinese New Year

Technically, I didn't really get a 'break' because...it's just the life of a freelancer, you know. But I DID get to catch up with family and friends, some of whom I only see once a year. This is something that I keep thinking about over and over again...we really SHOULD DO IT MORE OFTEN.


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#ChineseNewYear is here and it's a time to #gettogether with your #friends and #family for a #reunion. Here's wishing everyone a happy #cny2019 and may the year of the oink bring you lots of good health, wealth and #happiness. #gongxifacai, everyone! A post shared by Marsha Maung (@marshamaung) on Feb 4, 2019 at 5:47am PST
Although some shitty things happened, I am not going to think about it, anymore, if I can help it. It was a long time coming and I knew, somehow, one day it was going to happen. It smacks, of course, but I'd rather it not change my life. Some things, some people, and some situations are just the way they are. The faster we acce…

Music: We Are Gonna Be Alright (Video)

It's been a long time coming but, it's time to let go. We're walking away but we're gonna be alright. It's going to hurt a little while longer but we're stronger than we think we are.


Don't look back. That's not where you're going.
Be Alright - Dean Lewis

I look up from the ground
To see your sad and teary eyes
You look away from me
And I see there's something you're trying to hide
And I reach for your hand but it's cold
You pull away again
And I wonder what's on your mind
And then you say to me you made a dumb mistake
You start to tremble and your voice begins to break
You say the cigarettes on the counter weren't your friend's
They were my mate's
And I feel the colour draining from my face

[Chorus]
And my friend said
"I know you love her, but it's over, mate
It doesn't matter, put the phone away
It's never easy to walk away, let her go
It'll be alright"

[Verse 2]
So I still look back at all the…

Book: The Bride Wore Size 12 (Meh...)

I'll start off with saying that I have previously read none of the other books by Meg Cabot. Not this series, not any other. Her name just sounded familiar and I could've seen this book somewhere.

According to her Wikipedia page, Meg Cabot is a well-known paranormal and romantic fiction writer...for teens and adults. By the first chapter, I knew this wasn't written for me, a single mother of 2 hormone-ravaged teenage boys who was listening to a LIVE Youtube jazz music track for work, stress relief and studying.

THAT's the problem with hitting the bookstores in a rush. I ran in and out within 8 minutes flat, grabbing and paying for whatever book cover that appealed to me at first glance.

I guess I was hoping for more of a mystery and crime thriller (or at least a comedic one) because the synopsis promised as much. I peeled open the first pages with the hope of something along the lines of not-exactly John Grisham, but at least Janet Evanovich.

But it got a 3.89 rating o…

Update: Stop Hurtling Around, Relax and Think

I receive a lot of newsletters and updates both on my professional and personal email accounts. I don't mind receiving the emails at all but what really ticks me off is the fact that most "newsletters" are sell-sell-sell ones.

Buy this now or you'll regret it! You have 12 hours from now till this ONCE IN A LIFETIME DEAL disappears from the face of the earth!We're insane and we're giving this life-changing course for free. 

Yada-yada-yada-yada-yada....

I hardly click on any one of them and unsubscribe as liberally as I subscribe, especially my personal email account. Even then, I often give people the benefit of the doubt by clicking just to see how many times they're selling me something versus how many times they're trying to add value to my life.

Starting from now, I am going to try to share some stuff that I've found on the internet that I think are worth looking at. Bear in mind, some of them are going to try to sell you something too, but at l…