Handling Scars from a Mastectomy

Handling Scars from a Mastectomy

Posted On: March 1, 2020

I am thinking about why some women embrace their scars from a mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) and others hate theirs. For those who hate their scars – It is a reminder of cancer, surgery, the fragility of life; the loss of what was and what was there. It may all come together for […]

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Books I Read in 2019

Books I Read in 2019

Posted On: December 23, 2019

I had set the goal of reading 150 books in 2013; 200 in 2014, 2015 and 2016; 100 in 2017 and 2018. This is how I fared 152 books in 2013, (Reached goal) 202 in 2014, (Reached goal) 168 in 2015, (Reached goal) 110 in 2016, (Didn’t reach goal) 80 in 2017, (Didn’t reach goal) […]

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One Body Love Tip for Parents

One Body Love Tip for Parents

Posted On: November 24, 2019

Today, somebody complimented me on my eyes. It reminded me of my mom who repeatedly told me that I have almond-shaped eyes, and a melon-shaped face whenever I asked her anything about my looks. It wasn’t never expressed as a compliment, but as a fact. Younger me: “Mom, be honest with me… am I beautiful?” […]

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Dance is Medicine

Dance is Medicine

Posted On: October 22, 2019

In August, I ran a free month-long online dance challenge Dance Yourself Free (for Women) – Online for women alongside co-hosts Hannah Lee and Danielle Ajanta. The idea came about because I knew that I worked well with accountability and wanted to commit to dancing at least once a day and share my dance (in the hopes it might serve […]

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Invite to Women Support Circle

Invite to Women Support Circle

Posted On: October 13, 2019

There is the archetype of the Maiden, Mother, and Crone in Triple Goddess. More here  In my own words Maiden – Prime of her youth Mother – Prime of her fertility Crone – Prime of her wisdom Behavioral Maiden – Young, fun, open, learning, beautiful (Shadow side: Wilful, childish, spoilt, manipulative) Mother – Mature, nurturing, […]

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What is Sexual Empowerment?

What is Sexual Empowerment?

Posted On: October 10, 2019

“Do you know what the word ’empowered’ means?” I used to volunteer in the only women advocacy group in Singapore, and this question was one of the first questions one of the ex-Presidents and my one-time mentor asked me. I didn’t know. I felt I should have. I certainly heard it many times. So cool […]

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Movie Review: Hustlers

Movie Review: Hustlers

Posted On: October 5, 2019

I watched Hustlers tonight and I was bored. Don’t get me wrong: it IS fun, entertaining, sexy, and all about girl-power/ friendship/ sisterhood/ camaraderie no doubt. What’s there not to like? Beautiful, expressed, confident women! Beyond all that glitz, the movie itself was drawn out and could have been condensed. The movie has just crossed […]

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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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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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Female Sexual Dysfunction

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Posted On: August 17, 2019

Female sexual dysfunction is not a much-talked about subject. Due to a host of cultural reasons, many women are not comfortable about discussing their sexual problems. Nevertheless, it’s a fact that around 43% of women suffer from some kind of sexual dysfunction. Let us study female sexual dysfunction so that if you have any problem […]

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You Know When You Know…

You Know When You Know…

Posted On: August 4, 2019

How do you know the difference between… sharing how you feel AND complaining? setting boundaries because you are taking care of yourself AND being controlling? going through a phase when you need to rest AND are depressed? being a difficult person because you won’t do what others want to you to AND simply older and […]

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