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How to Be Empathetic: 8 Tips to Show Love to Friends, Colleagues, and Family

What is empathy? It is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. The ability to put yourself in other’s shoes, and try to relate and understand where they are coming from, even if the situation is not familiar to you. Earlier this week I was sharing a personal problem with a […]

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How to Build an Edge: Develop Your Talent Stack

Note from Celes: Are you facing a problem and need quick advice? Or do you want to pick my brain on a project you are working on? After receiving constant emails for advice/help, I decided to set up a 1-1 consultation page where anyone can book a 1-1 call with me for any purpose. I’m offering introductory […]

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I’m in a Domestic Violence Situation. What Should I Do?

A while back I received an email from my client X: During our recent session, you asked me when was the first time I feared not being heard or being mocked. I’m currently introspecting about this. There’s a moment from my past that I don’t know if I experienced it or not… I wonder if I […]

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How Anger Affects the Brain and Body [Infographic]

There are times when we fly into a rage, such as when we face an outrageous situation or when we have an argument with a loved one. We may think that our anger is justified (and it probably is), and we have every right to be angry. But do you know what happens each time […]

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Our Unique Path in Life [PEP012]

Hi everyone! Sorry for the slow updates with the PE podcast — I’ve been having trouble finding a stable and quiet place to record audio and video, which is why I haven’t been adding new episodes as frequently as I like. With this episode, I’m experimenting with a new format where it’s a short form recording, […]

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What to Do When Your Parents Don’t Support Your Goals

“Hi Celes, I recently recovered from what my college counselor referred to as an ‘identity crisis.’ I went to school for a teaching degree for the majority of my college years with hopes to pursue a “stable” job and have a decent life, or at least I was told by my parents (I have very traditional […]

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What To Do When You’re Stuck in a Goal

Are you currently stuck trying to meet a deadline? Do you feel like nothing is moving even though you’ve been spending days and weeks on this task? If so, welcome to development hell. For the past 9 months, I was stuck in development hell working on the latest upgrade for Be a Better Me in 30 […]

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I Get Nervous When I See an Attractive Guy/Woman. What Should I Do?

Note from Celes: Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce the launch of the new version of Be a Better Me in 30 Days Program, my 30-day character transformation program! For those of you on the PE newsletter, I share details in my Aug 1 email (titled “New Release: Be a Better Me in 30 Days Program!”). For […]

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‘Should I Earn Some Side Income While Working on My New Business?’

Note from Celes: Hi everyone! After MANY months of hard work, I’ve finally launched the new version of Be a Better Me in 30 Days Program, my 30-day character transformation program! You would have gotten the mailer on this if you’re on the PE newsletter. If you don’t have the program, read about 30BBM here. More […]

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How to Say No: The Ultimate Guide

Saying No

This is my guide to say no for busy people such as busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and coaches. The principles apply to anyone who wants to say no.
Do you hate to say no? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself?
Well, you’re not alone. I used to hate to say “no” because I didn’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings. For example, whenever I got requests for help, I would tend to them even though I had important work to do. Sometimes the requests would take 2-3 hours each or beyond. At the end of the day, I would forgo sleep to catch up on work.
Over time though, I realized that saying yes came with a set of consequences. Every time I said yes, I would have to set aside time and mental energy which would be taken away from my existing needs. While okay when dealing with a small number of requests, as my site grew, I became weighed down with a never-ending stream of requests.
I began to have no time for myself as I felt the constant pressure to always agree to everything, to be there for everyone,...

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