A love letter to my favourite season. Poop smell and all.

The sky is crisp. The air, cutting ice.

Trees paint themselves in earth-tone swathes. Every day the same, and suddenly you wake up realizing the greens are yellows are reds are gone.

Change is slow. Quick. You’ll miss it if you blink.

But who’s looking?

We’re married to the screen…

3 actionable steps to help you fall asleep tonight.

Tomorrow’s an important day.

You’re comfortable in bed, ready to rest and face a new week.

The realization slowly dawns — oh no.

You can’t fall asleep.

Since I started my master's program, I’ve been having had on and off troubles falling asleep. Usually around exam time. …

How Posidonius, Athenodorus Cananites, and Epictetus can help you navigate life’s chaos.

I was always told, “The only constant thing is change.”

As a kid, I didn’t pay attention. Mom and dad would drop wisdom for no reason. I just kept playing computer games and thought it was one of those random sayings for old people.

After COVID-19, I realized my parents…

Spend money as a vote for the future you want, lean into your weirdness, and create with intention.

Like many of you, I learned a lot about myself during COVID-19. Our relationship with the world changed. We grew more in one year than we had in the previous five.

Without the constant distractions of socializing, planning for future adventures, and being swept up in the daily grind, life…

I turned 27 on Monday, here’s what I’ve learned so far.

Let’s jump right into it.

1. You’ll never figure “life” out.

As a kid, I always dreamed that one day, I’d “get it”. When I was finally a legitimate adult, I’d understand life. Surely the answers existed somewhere!

Someone must know the objectively best way to live life.


Every day, I stray further from God…

Making mistakes is an important part of the learning process.

As an English teacher, I have students from all over the world. Some students are about to start college or university in Canada. Others are in their 20s and 30s hoping to learn English to advance their careers and unlock new opportunities.

I’m lucky to help my students achieve their…

Jay Shetty’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, “Think Like a Monk” wasn’t what I expected.

I thought Jay’s book would change my life.

Jay is one of the most viral content creators on the planet — On Purpose is the world’s #1 Health Podcast, and he’s got 7 billion YouTube views. I thought his book would teach me secret monk-techniques to live successfully and mindfully…

JJ Wong

English teacher, language lover, and dancer. I write about learning languages, dance, and personal growth. http://jjwong.net I IG: thejjwong

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