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  • When Meditating Feels Hard

    When meditating feels hard, I watch a candle or an incense burns in silence. I fix my gaze onto the flame, the glowing dot; following each movement and noticing each moment of changes; no matter how minuscule: that second when the candle melt, when something

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  • The Misconception of Self-Care

    I used to think that ‘self-care’ means taking the time to do the things that will make you feel good. At the time, the first few things that crossed my mind when I heard about self-care weren’t far from instant gratification: treating yourself to a

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  • Llia: On Productivity & Being Committed to Writing

    Llia (Aulia) Halimatussadiah is a writer of 30 books, from novels to how-to books. She is also the co-founder of NulisBuku.com, an online self-publishing platform, and Storial.co, a social storytelling platform that allows writers to do direct publishing digitally. In the past 3 years, she’s

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  • The Short History of Instant Noodles.

    I published this essay on this blog a few years ago. Today, I am republishing the revised version of this essay, edited by Jen Campbell. — Whenever it’s raining outside, my mind always goes to a bowl of instant noodles. A steaming plate of comfort

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  • Q&A: How to be Consistent with Journaling?

    NOTE: From time to time, I turn to you (yes, all of you) when I have no idea about what to write on this blog. Feel free to drop an email or DM me on Instagram if you have any ideas/questions for the blog! This post is to answer

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