Sum (心, ♡) on Sleeve | Author. Speaker. Wife. Mom of 2 | Embrace Culture. Love Yourself. Improve Relationships | Empowering you to talk about your feelings despite growing up in a culture that hid them | sumonsleeve.com/books
- Top Story - July 2023
I Became Mortgage-Free At 36 But I’m Not RetiredTop Story - July 2023
My parents retired in their 60s. For over 40 years, they were clocking in and clocking out every single day, from Monday through Friday. They’d rush home, drop us off and pick us up from whatever activities we were in, all the while trying to cook dinner so that it was ready for 3 hungry children.
Sometimes I Wish I Sucked At Listening
Listening is a life skill. Everyone knows that. We’ve all seen self-help gurus, thought leaders, TED talks, psychologists and the latest news and research share how we should all be listening more than we speak…especially in a society where attention is scarce and distractions are plentiful. Everything seems to be TL;DR.
5 Things I Did When My Clients Suddenly Reduced Their Work For Me
Do you know how when you get some bad news, you kinda want to deny it and move on? One of my biggest clients cut back on their work for me. Then shortly after, another client had budget cuts and told me they no longer needed freelance writers.
The First Thing I Did To Start Talking About My Feelings
When emotionally illiterate parents raise a heart-on-sleeve daughter Growing up with Asian immigrant parents, I never talked about my feelings. My parents made it clear to me that it was the hard skills that mattered. They were practical people.
How I Use My Fears To Stop Procrastinating On My Goals
When you procrastinate by reading how to stop procrastination I am the queen of procrastination. As a recovering perfectionist, I am notorious for coming up with the most creative reasons to justify delaying the inevitable:
24 Reasons A Mom Is On Her Phone When She's Watching Her Kids
"She was on her phone the whole time…" Recently, I picked my daughter up from my parents. They watch her a few days a week while I juggle caring for my toddler son and trying to write. I ask my usual questions,