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You can’t do everything – and that’s OK

 If you’re running around trying to do everything, it’s going to wear you out and you’ll most likely end up not doing any one of those things very well. You can’t do everything, says Yang-May Ooi, and that’s OK. Here’s Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: Big Hair is a Feminist Issue

Can a woman’s hairstyle be a feminist issue? In my TEDx talk today (it’s today!!), I describe to the audience my “Big Hair Days” in the 1980s when I had a huge power perm, just like all the fashionable young Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: Guest Blogging Roundup

In a series of guest blogging essays, I share the story of the kiss that changed my life from different perspectives. These writings discuss in more depth the issues raised by my TEDx talk “Rebel Heart” which I will be Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: Ambition and The Art of Living an Authentic Life

Many of us would like to live a more authentic life. But what are the elements that make up authentic happiness? I’ve been reflecting on this while preparing for my TEDx talk “Rebel Heart” which shares my personal journey Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: What Public Speaking Can Teach Us About Life [TEDx]

What can public speaking teach us about how to show up in our lives? I reflect on what the process of honing a TEDx talk has taught me about the skills for living a rich and fulfilling life.

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The Smell of September – or, Reflections on New Beginnings

September is a month of endings – and also new beginnings. It can offer a time for reflection as summer ends and the academic year starts again. This meditative piece invites you to look at what September means to you.  Continue Reading »

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Stories can Change your Life

Stories can change our lives – and change history. People tell us stories about countries they’ve been to, full of riches and promise. They tell us about how they have changed their lives in some way and how much happier Continue Reading »

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Staying Cool in a Stressful Situation

When things go wrong, the story playing out in our minds about it can make a situation worse – or it can help us cope better. Here are some thoughts on how we can take charge of our stories in Continue Reading »

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About Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a creative artist whose work explores the transformational power of personal narrative. She has been an award-winning TEDx speaker, bestselling author and acclaimed story performer. Her sell out solo story performance, Bound Feet Blues, was showcased in London's West End in Oct 2014. to 4+ Star reviews. The show returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a 3 week run in Nov 2015 - see www.BoundFeetBlues.co.uk

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