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INTJ. Startups. Infinitely Curious

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Revelations on Writing: Writing Alone is Not Enough

In the start of this mini series, I mentioned the immense value I’ve received from writing daily and frequently. I’ve mentioned before how journaling can be a cheaper alternative to therapy, and there has been proven science-backed value in writing. I experienced this through my own journaling routines like morning pages and interstitial journaling, and […]

Revelations on Writing: A Mini Essay Series

Hello there, it’s been a while. A few month, some days. I’ve been absent from here for quite some time. I could use the excuse “I’ve been busy,” but then again, haven’t we all?  While I’ve been away, I’ve dabbled in a few shiny new toys, a book club, different communities, and attempted challenges all […]

Radical Candor: The Importance of Being Honest

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in something known as a Brain Trust. During a weekend earlier in February, Six diverse people (with little to no previous relationship) gathered together to ask for and provide candid feedback over the course of two days. What this means: you enter the arena with a challenge you’re […]

Out of Office: Back in a few.

Hello, Thank you for stumbling onto my little corner of the internet, www.yinahuang.com. Please note I am currently “out of office” on hiatus until the end of February as a form of active rest and recovery. If you are looking for some of my writing in the meantime, here are a few key pieces that […]

Burnout: an Origin Story

Two weeks into January, I burnt out. Does any of this sound familiar: being constantly close to tears, switching between moments of intense rage and paralyzing sadness, fighting extreme mental, emotional and physical exhaustion while attempting to suppress the consistent pressure in your chest that keeps balling up tighter, like a neutron star collapsing into […]

Deep Work: Book Notes and Takeaways

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World is Cal Newport’s ode to productivity focusing on one key premise — the prioritization of deep work as a way to live a fulfilling life. “Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly […]

2020: A Year in Review

I’ve been staring at this blank page for several minutes now, running off every so often to pet my pup, check email, or scroll through Twitter. As someone who has an extreme allergy to Twitter, I can tell this is my body’s sign that I really don’t want to do something. In this scenario, I […]

Book Notes and Takeaways: The Upside of Stress

Synopsis Author and Stanford Professor, Kelly McGonigal continues the conversation from her TED Talk ‘How to make stress your friend‘ and challenges the conventional negative perception towards stress. She shares research behind how leveraging positive psychology creates the right mindset towards stress and actually enriches our day to day life instead of taking away from […]

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