I’m not going to deny this; I love Skillshare. It’s a great platform to learn new things and level up your skills during your spare time.
I currently use mine to learn organisational skills (a skill I had been sorely lacking all my life) and also take prompts and ideas to get my creative writing juices flowing.
You can also use it to learn languages, self-care tips, how to decorate your personal space, what to know for caring for your plants, and more!
But then comes the question; how much does it cost, especially in terms of Ringgit Malaysia?
Even better; is there a way to save money on it?
The answer is yes! But with pros and cons, of course. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about Skillshare; the plans available, the cost, and your affordable options.
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In less than a month, it’ll be less than a year since the MCO in Malaysia began. So much has changed during this period, and staying indoors almost 95% of the time does things to your mind. So I ended up being physically active to pass the time and help my mental health. This has also led to me buying quite a bit of fitness related items.
I talk a lot about my fitness experiences on this blog because it made such a big impact for me. The progress has been rewarding, especially since I hit 89kg after years of being over 90kg!
But oh boy, talking about how much I spent on fitness related items sure feels pretty daunting.
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Antidepressants have a bad reputation of being one of the least ideal ways to deal with mental health issues. This is due to a range of reasons; from people believing that you’re just pumping your body with drugs, the stigma on mental illness being something we can control naturally, and even a pharmacy propaganda to get people to buy more medication as antidepressants are “addictive”.
Having been on antidepressants for close to three years, there were plenty of lessons and facts I learnt that I would never have been aware of had I never taken them. Most contradicted what I was taught, and even opened my eyes on how antidepressants can truly help a person recover.
As such, here are five facts that I learned while I was on antidepressants. Hopefully it will help you if you’re using this as a guide in your decision to take antidepressants.
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If you’re on a weight loss journey especially for the new year, the most common suggestion you will get (on top of a variety of diets) are workouts such as cardio or HIIT.
You would commonly see the word HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) along with the word weight loss in plenty of articles and workout videos. It’s well known as one of the most effective ways to burn calories and hike up your metabolism in a short amount of time!
So if you have been doing HIIT, or at least planning to do HIIT, as part of your weight loss goals, I don’t blame you. I was in the same boat as you. Sort of.
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Note: This article on Pay It Forward therapy sessions in Malaysia will be updated periodically.
You may have heard of “Pay It Forward” schemes where you pay for someone else’s needs in advance. Then a person in need can come forward, ask if the need is available, and utilise it. This can come in many forms, such as essential groceries or food.
It’s an act of kindness that you wish to give to others in hopes of at least bettering another person’s day. While food and essentials is common in most Pay It Forward schemes, did you know that you can do the same for therapy sessions?
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It’s a new year! And you know what that means: new year resolutions!
With that said, I admit I’m not crazy over the whole “new year new me” mantra. After all, nothing magically changes when a new year rings in. But I can understand the hope it brings; of wanting to make new changes, of starting on a clean slate, out with the past and in with new possibilities!
Which is easier said than done of course. Old habits take a lot more than a new year to change after all.
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Trigger Warning: I talk about my weight, unhealthy eating habits, and food issues in detail here, so if you’re suffering from eating disorders or feel personally attacked by these topics, I suggest leaving this page.
More than a month ago, I decided to take on Wanafit’s 4 Week Challenge where not only do I do various workouts for five weeks, but also take on food challenges within those five days: from “No added sugars” to even “Low/No carb/sodium”.
Everyone participating in the challenge had been amazing and very supportive. Which was why by the end of the four weeks I actually succeeded in making some significant changes.
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Red Candle Games (Red Candles) is currently my top favourite game developer company, and that’s saying a lot considering it has only two games under their belt. I’ve always been a fan of Asian Horror genres, and Red Candle gets everything right in this manner.
Their games that touch on the history of Taiwan through their immersive world building is one of the best I’ve seen in recent years, which is why the recent debacle over their second game has left me baffled and concerned.
But before I can proceed further, for those unaware of what is happening, here’s some context.
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I have been working out for a while now, for roughly more than a year, with probably a combined two months break. The experience has been the most interesting for me thus far, which is why it comes to no surprise that I would eventually want to share my experience on this.
But I suppose it’s odd that I want to share something negative about it first! Haha!
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There was a time in my journey of dealing with depression that the issue of resentments bared itself at me. I became aware that I was being resentful because I realised I was replaying in my head all the bad things the people around me, and those who left, had done to me.
I want to make it clear, though, that being resentful and being hateful are two very different things. Being hateful means hating others and wishing ill, but resentment means bearing a lot of pain and anger by replaying scenes in our heads that makes us feel that way.
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