August 17, 2016

I am sure many of us are familiar with the “Asians with high expectations” meme – such as this one here:

Most of us would laugh at it, but if we stop and think about it, how many of us could actually relate to this meme? How often do we tell ourselves to work hard, get the high grades, have a good social life, look great, all while appearing calm and colle...

August 8, 2016

Freedom – do you want it? Ask any teenagers and they would tell you their desire for freedom.

The reality though, is when parental authority steps aside, what you would soon discover is that you now have to face direct exposure to the more complex and arbitrary demands of society. You would also soon learn that you are to be responsible for each and every...

July 27, 2016

Why do some people bounce back from adversity better than others?

The concept of resilience in physics refers to the quality of a material to regain its original shape after being bent, compressed or stretched. In psychology, it refers to one’s ability to cope and do well despite having to go through a number of difficulties in life.

How do we cultivate res...

July 12, 2016

Forgiveness is a giving … 

for yourself.

In conjunction with the practice of seeking and giving forgiveness on Hari Raya, let us all learn a little about giving forgiveness.

We often hear about that saying, “Forgive and Forget”. How many of you think that this is easier said than done?

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