Posts by Chau Le

Part-time avid haggling traveler, part-time bedridden homebody with laptop on belly and Costco-sized nutella on chest, Ms. Le is a Jill-of-all-trades, language enthusiast, and a rather uncommitted college graduate (she still can’t believe she made it out alive). Visit her at milotheory.wordpress.com.

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What You Think You Want Might Not Be What You Need


“The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.” ~Unknown

I got on that twelve-hour flight thinking I was ready. Yet during the travel from my house to the airport to Belgium, my feelings were suspiciously neutral.

I neither hated where I was nor felt strong emotional attachment. Less than two weeks later, those emotions came out, full force. Ten days into graduate school in Belgium, I realized that this wasn’t what I wanted.

Everyone told me to stay, to tough it out. I didn’t realize then that their advice was for them—that my …

Learn to Love Yourself by Doing Something Good for Yourself


TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with an account of sexual abuse and may be triggering to some people.

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ~BrenéBrown 

I was happiest when I didn’t know my weight, and that was ironically when I was at my heaviest, which was in high school.

I was slow to take on the self-loathing and body image issues that plague so many young kids. I rarely felt bad about myself, partly because I had a loving family and a …