Office Move to Chinatown

Office Move to Chinatown

Posted On: September 29, 2019

I cleared out my things from where I see clients at International Building today. With each move, there’s a mix of bitter-sweet feelings: letting go of the now-familiar, gratitude for what has been, and excitement for what is to come. It is important to feel it all in order to move on more fully. I […]

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The Merits of the Indirect Approach

The Merits of the Indirect Approach

Posted On: September 26, 2019

I studied mass communication (the different ways we communicate with the masses). In my journalism course, it was drummed into us not to say in 10 words what we can in one. Or in other words, the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) concept. This inevitably became an ethos I adopted for life. People tried to […]

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The Difference Between Sharing and Advice Giving

The Difference Between Sharing and Advice Giving

Posted On: September 25, 2019

There is a fine line between of sharing experiences and advice giving. One is relating what happened to you. The other is telling me what you think will help. Most of us do the second because we have had lots of people give us unsolicited advice through our lives telling us “It’s for your own […]

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How to Assert Yourself Against Unsolicited Advice

How to Assert Yourself Against Unsolicited Advice

Posted On: September 24, 2019

My past naysayers: “Forget about Singapore. Singaporeans don’t deserve you.” (on hearing what I do for a living). “I don’t need your help. I have three children.” (guy from networking event) My on-off lover of 3 years: “Deep down, I cannot accept what you do for a living.” (on why he won’t want a future […]

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3 Mantras to Support You in Letting Go

3 Mantras to Support You in Letting Go

Posted On: September 22, 2019

Alongside my giving up how my peers thought of me as a teenager (due to bullying), I also gave up on obsessing about how I did in tests and exams the moment they were over in school. Remember those classmates you had who would discuss test questions and the “right” answers the moment the test […]

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I am more than how I look…

I am more than how I look…

Posted On: September 18, 2019

I wrote about this before and I wish I had the foresight to take more photos of me at my “ugliest” when I was 11. I had geeky glasses, baby fat, cystic acne, poodle hair, and was called the ugliest girl in school… and I was. When I was in primary six, the class bully […]

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Friends of Eros

Friends of Eros

Posted On: September 18, 2019

This is Dr. Martha Tara Lee and I am a Relationship Counselor and Clinical Sexologist in practice for 10 years. It has been said that as helping professionals do not work in isolation and hence this is a list of my personal and professional friends/ colleagues whom I am happy to and proud to recommend. […]

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Books for Parents & Educators Working with Individuals with ASD

Books for Parents & Educators Working with Individuals with ASD

Posted On: September 9, 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of developmental disorders characterised by difficulties in socialisation and communication, and restricted or repetitive pattern of behaviours and interest. I’ve pulled together some books I’ve been told supports parents/ caregivers and educators working with individuals with ASD. The below reviews are extracted from online (not written by me). […]

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How to Heal and Reclaim Your Life

How to Heal and Reclaim Your Life

Posted On: September 9, 2019

We tend to live in a black-and-white world – things are either right or wrong; good or bad; normal or abnormal. There isn’t much space for the shades in between. This need and fixation for polarity is especially so in areas where this is much ignorance (lack of knowledge/ education) around including in sexuality. As […]

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Gently Does It – Healing for the Over-Achiever

Gently Does It – Healing for the Over-Achiever

Posted On: September 8, 2019

For too long we have been told that we need to study hard, and work hard so that we can be earned enough to survive, succeed and gain respect. What if we push ourselves very hard and we still don’t see the results for reasons beyond ourselves e.g. seasonal, market forces, colleagues, sales cycle etc? […]

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The Poison of Comparing

The Poison of Comparing

Posted On: September 1, 2019

I used to spend one hour a day catching up on emails which mainly involved going through the publicity emails of my colleagues. By the time I am done, I felt so overwhelmed and defeated because if they are all doing such excellent work, then how do I even begin? How can I possibly begin […]

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12 Tips on Preventing Burn Out

12 Tips on Preventing Burn Out

Posted On: September 1, 2019

You may have read that burn out is becoming increasingly common in Singapore. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) burnout is defined as “a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. In WHO’s latest catalogue of diseases and injuries, burnout is characterised by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, […]

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