Nicole Friets

Nicole Friets

Nicole is a SGP-American writer passionate about holistic health/wellness. When she isn’t writing, she can be found (attempting to) smash a CrossFit WOD, dancing on a bike, or baking up a storm.

#teambusywoman shares: Dealing With Anxiety and Being Free

#teambusywoman shares: Dealing With Anxiety and Being Free

Anxiety.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with it.

As a little girl who felt overwhelming surges of unexplainable and uncontrollable emotions, I obviously had no idea that was what it was called.

All I knew was that it was a horrible feeling that made me feel powerless; a sense of inner turmoil that no amount of crying could get rid of; a whirlwind of angst that made me want to scream my lungs out.

Everything

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#IAMENOUGH - Mental Health Series ft. DY Lim, Primal Meal Prep Founder

#IAMENOUGH - Mental Health Series ft. DY Lim, Primal Meal Prep Founder

How can we shift from a culture that stigmatizes mental health to one that openly addresses it? How can we start to end the stigma that mental health “issues” are embarrassing?

We aren’t sure of the all the steps, but a key one is having tenacious individuals come forward; brave individuals who dare to embrace and be vulnerable about their own mental health journeys.

This week, we talk to local healthy food delivery Primal Meal Prep's founder, DY Lim

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#IAMENOUGH - Mental Health Series ft. Khloe Leong, #teambusywoman Community Member, Entrepreneur

#IAMENOUGH - Mental Health Series ft. Khloe Leong, #teambusywoman Community Member, Entrepreneur

"I struggle with anxiety and depression. Many friends would describe me as 'bubbly and joyous' but deep down, I struggle daily to get out of bed and face daily tasks..."

This week, we speak with #teambusywoman community member Khloe Leong. On the outside, she’s just like the rest of us; she attends social gatherings, runs her own business via Carousell, loves a good spin class, etc. Yet...

"Different days can trigger different emotions; some days I meltdown, some days

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#IAMENOUGH - Mental Heath Series ft. Lindsey Larkin, Indoor Cycling Instructor

#IAMENOUGH - Mental Heath Series ft. Lindsey Larkin, Indoor Cycling Instructor

Coming all the way from NYC, Lindsey Larkin is one of the most popular indoor cycling and pilates instructors at Absolute You.

Although originally trained as an actress, she took her first spin class a few years ago.. and the rest is history! Not only did it combine her love for music, dance, and cycling; but it also allowed her to share her power-packed charisma and kick-ass attitude with fellow riders.

A firm believer that the way you choose to

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Breaking Barriers with Top Female IRONMAN Triathlete: Choo Ling-Er, Singapore

Breaking Barriers with Top Female IRONMAN Triathlete: Choo Ling-Er, Singapore

Most of us can't even imagine ourselves completing a half marathon, so the likes of triathletes and ultra marathoners are basically...legends! Breaking both physical and mental barriers to get to the finish line, their grit and discipline inspire us.

Don't we all want to seize the day and make the absolute most out of it?

So, we had to speak to Singapore's top female IRONMAN Triathlete Choo Ling Er, whose full time job IS preparing for triathlons. This means

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Deriving Purpose from Coaching : John Cheah’s Road to the Commonwealth Games 2018

Deriving Purpose from Coaching : John Cheah’s Road to the Commonwealth Games 2018

Purpose; a theme we’ve been centering around for the past couple of articles in 1Q18. We’ve talked about actionable points to finding one's purpose, how connections are integral in being purposeful, and the importance of finding your ikigai.

Today, we take a look at coaches: the ones hired to help individuals with their goals and move them towards more purposeful lives in various spheres.

Not surprisingly, coaches often live highly purposeful lives, charged with the capacity to uplift

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Ikigai: “reason for being”

Ikigai: “reason for being”

Ikigai.
A term made up of two Japanese words; “iki” (life) and “kai” (the realisation of what one expects and hopes for). To further grasp the concept of Ikigai, it is helpful to see it as the convergence of four elements: what you love (your passion), what the world needs (your mission), what you are good at (your vocation), and what you can get paid for (your profession).

ikigai

Although originating in Japan, the concept of ikigai is universal; the thing

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Struggle today. STRONG tomorrow.

Struggle today. STRONG tomorrow.

Ever felt like you were on a hamster wheel trying to please everyone (but to no avail)? Like you weren’t good enough?

In this interview, we speak to Alexandra Zahra – her story of strength is one that resonates with many women.

From losing her father to suicide at 12, to being in a toxic relationship during her teenage years, to suffering from bouts of anxiety and depression – Alex has been through it all.

In her words, “although the relationship

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