sam's sandbox

Sam Wong
A playful environment of mindfulness musings, personal wellness experiments, and deep dives on soul-nourishing products!
Created 19 Nov 2020
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  • 25: A Series of Quarter-Life Catalysts 🎉
    17 Aug 2021 • 16 min read • 0 1
    Sentimental Sam: Big shoutout to everyone who’s been part of the first 25 years so far! From elementary pals to high school homies to case competition friends to global travel encounters - whether you...
  • The Liminality-Reality Interface 🕸
    11 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Last week I experienced probably one of the greatest exhibits in my adult life. Titled “Liminality”, the NYC-based Musem of Future Experiences (MoFE) puts a dreamlike spin to immersive entertainment. ...
  • Crypto and Comedy: When Worlds Collide 🪙
    30 Jul 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Illuminating the future: one joke and one coin at a time Last time I wrote a piece about formalizing the practice of play — how playfulness mixes with mindfulness to form a modern-day cocktail of well...
  • Whimsical Wellness: Channelling Our Inner Child 👶
    01 Jun 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Time machine to Sam circa 2002: a keen affinity to playful poses From the clickety-clack of a Lego tower snapping perfectly into place, to the fresh evergreen scent of scaling Vancouver cedar trees, p...
  • What Improv Comedy Taught Me About Building Products 🎭
    10 May 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    What’s poppin’? A warm welcome to all the new subscribers that have joined Sam’s Sandbox since the last issue. Astute readers might notice that this topic is a departure from the typical wellness cont...
  • The Building Blocks of Self-Therapy 🧠
    06 Apr 2021 • 9 min read • 7 0
    “Psychotherapy is built on a promise: you bring your suffering to this private place and I will work with you to keep you safe and help you heal” - Todd Essig, PhD Keeping you safe and helping you hea...
  • Collecting Calm: A Meditative Memoir 🧘🏻‍♀️
    11 Feb 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    As the public health crisis rages on with lockdown loops and mutating virus strains causing a standstill, few are talking about a potentially more wicked problem at hand: an echo pandemic quietly terr...
  • a new era of building in public 🏝
    19 Nov 2020 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    What’s poppin’ world? This pilot post allows me to come home at any time and remind myself of what the vision for Sam’s Sandbox is: to indulge, to imagine, and to inspire. The sandbox has a special pl...
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