what is a… chief happiness officer?

I think we all want the same thing: to be happy. But what makes us happy…? That is the difference.

Does anything matter anymore when you know you are going to die?

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my life is an open book.

It’s one of my coping mechanisms to help me clear my mind. Since young, I’ve kept a diary and then shifted to blogging privately and publicly on Xanga, Blogger, WordPress and it feels a familiar kind of crazy when I re-read the emo posts that younger Ami has written. Now, I obsessively think about what I can do to make the world a better place and help other people who are hurting.

I found myself through storytelling. I love listening to stories. About life and love. About challenges and failures. About desires and fears.

I recently wrote about how I struggled with body image for more than half my life.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.

I choose to live in the moment. On days when I forget about my sense of purpose, I choose to follow my heart and trust that everything will fall into place.


what matters to me?

  • being thankful, mindful = happy
  • genuine relationships
  • making life as simple as possible for everyone