Just because you’ve forgotten doesn’t mean you’re forgiven

Gandhi once said, “Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” I agree because it takes a tremendous amount of courage to move on from a painful experience inflicted on you by someone else. Trust me, it is something that’s very complicated and often difficult to achieve. As a youngster, I was blessed to have experienced the state of anger, resentment, … Read More

Playing your own game

Just the other day when I was going for a morning stroll along Tamaki Drive, I was stopped by a patient that I did not recognise. She mentioned how much my weekly blog has helped her changed her mindset towards life to a more optimistic one. On one hand, I’m very happy that people resonate with my thoughts and understanding … Read More

Reflection on my two years of writing

Recently, a patient sent me a heart-warming email where he thanked me for how my last blog helped him regain his strength and motivation to deal with some challenges that he has been facing lately.  He has been following my weekly blog since it began 2 years ago (gosh where has the time gone??) I can’t believe how self-motivated I … Read More

How I deal with fear, anxiety, and catastrophising thinking

I received a number of great responses from many of you last week about my last article “Living in a bad dream”. If you haven’t read it, you can access it by clicking (here). Whenever I get an email response from one of my readers, I like to reply to them as often as I can. Some of you have … Read More

How I deal with fear, anxiety, and catastrophising thinking

I received a number of great responses from many of you last week about my last article “Living in a bad dream”. If you haven’t read it, you can access it by clicking (here). Whenever I get an email response from one of my readers, I like to reply to them as often as I can. Some of you have … Read More

Living in a bad dream

Have you ever experienced waking up from a really bad dream but then realised the reality is just as bad? I’ve had a few of these in the past week. However, I have to admit that the reality is far from miserable compared to the dream I had. I was talking to a friend over the weekend and it seems … Read More

Living in a bad dream

Have you ever experienced waking up from a really bad dream but then realised the reality is just as bad? I’ve had a few of these in the past week. However, I have to admit that the reality is far from miserable compared to the dream I had. I was talking to a friend over the weekend and it seems … Read More

Looking after your mental wellbeing during the COIVD-19 Lockdown

I went for a morning stroll this morning down at the St Heliers Bay on the first day of our week-long level 3 lockdown. As I was ordering coffee from our usual favourite spot (Jack’s Coffee), I overheard conversations from multiple groups of people who were waiting in line for their morning dose of caffeine. The general feeling was that … Read More

Lessons from the young and the old

One of my favourite pastimes is to watch people. Observing people, studying how they interact and respond to others’ behaviour is fascinating. The number of things that you can learn from simply observing others is quite astonishing.  My ability to read and understand people is a skill set that I have acquired and developed from my years of listening, talking, … Read More

What does 2021 mean to you?

Seven Days into the new year and I’m sitting down in my office at 10:30 pm, scrolling through Facebook on my phone. It’s really interesting to see people talk about their new year resolutions, the things that they look forward to in 2021, how they all optimistically think that everyone will thrive in the year ahead and things could not get … Read More