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Am I thinking right?

How we think affects how we feel, and ultimately how we behave. We all see the world through our own lenses – lenses coloured by our past experiences and belief systems. Many times, we are oblivious to the thought distortions that go on automatically in our minds. We carry on thinking that way, painfully affected…

The love language of the other

No matter how old you are, you are never too old to learn to speak the love language of your other half. Gary Chapman, the oft-quoted author of the 5 Love Languages, has influenced many with his teachings on the way we give and receive love. Namely, though: (1) Quality time (2) Physical Touch (3)…

Us, the tribe

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to support a mentally ill person, a homeless person, an abused person, a [fill in the blanks for vulnerable person]. Having previously come from the government-sanctioned social services sector myself, I will just state the obvious – the social services…

To open or not to open

This Christmas, the hubs and I received a really meaningful present from a friend, the founder of Solve n+1, a Singapore organization that is passionate about representing and strengthening communities. The present came in a beautifully designed paper box that unfolded to reveal 6 questions that hoped to foster deeper and more heartfelt conversations between…

Workplace anxieties: Cognitive dissonance

A friend recently suggested that I write some posts on workplace anxieties, citing some of his own work experiences as traumatic. I realised that his experiences were not uncommon, because hey, how many of us can actually say we have found the perfect workplace for ourselves? Let’s start with one big problem that many of…


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