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12 Things A Young Woman Learned Throughout Her Cancer Battling Journey

March is ending. That notes the end of the first quarter of the year, and the beginning of another new quarter. Such times are apt for personal reflections and gratitude sessions. For some, you might be thankful for your new found love. Career advancement. Food to eat. Great relationships. Etc. For Mei Sze, as expressed …

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How Weightlifting Lifted Her Up: A Story on Fitness & Friendships

You always see and hear stories from people about how getting serious about fitness has helped them be healthier and look better. What you don’t hear so much about is the kind of people you meet in the world of fitness. Weightlifting? Why not? Before I join The Vanguard in June, I could count the …

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Voices: 30 Days in Mysore, India – My Journey to the Heart of Ashtanga Yoga

Let me first be honest with you, I am new to Ashtanga yoga. And by new I mean I have known of its existence for a long time, but have only began to seriously focus my practice on this lineage for less than a year collectively. Prior to that, my personal practice including the initial …

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Voices: Choosing Between My Child and My Career

About a year ago, I had everything a successful adult could ask for – a lucrative career with fun long-term challenges, marriage to a loving partner and a home with modern conveniences galore. Being secured in life, my wife and I felt ready to welcome more love into our household and last month, we celebrated the birth of …

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Voices: How Overdosing on Caffeine Finally Woke Me Up

The problem with young people is that we all have bad habits – but we rarely address them until there are serious consequences. That’s a lesson I had to learn the hard way. Just months before my 21st birthday, something happened that made me realise the human body can only take that much self-inflicted abuse and …

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How I Survived a Stroke and Walked 1,000KM After: My Life Before and After Stroke

Work Was My Life I was a life insurance salesman and my days revolved around work. I always believed that the more time I spent with work, the more I’ll get out of it. My working hours began at 7am and usually lasts till midnight. I had no day off the whole year and for many …

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