Take a step backwards for a giant leap forward to a fruitful life

With COVID-19 coming back to haunt us and the reality of community transmission at our doorstep, our anxiety is reaching an all-time high particularly for people in Auckland. Getting back to a level 3 lockdown is not a place we wanted to be at and the uncertainty of what the government will do on Friday with the possibility of an … Read More

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

What you need to know before you get your flu vaccine

With the temperature cooling down this past week, it’s made me realise that our summer days are truly behind us and the cold and flu season is around the corner. This year the flu vaccination programme started last Wednesday for people aged 65 years or over. I have personally vaccinated a number of you already. Just in case you don’t … Read More

Why people don’t just take their damn pills! (Part 2)

It always puzzles me when I see people treat their pets better than treating themselves. For instance, I regularly come across people picking up prescription medicines for their pets. The fact that people are willing to spend a fortune to see a vet but question the $5 government tax for their own prescriptions proves the point that they appear to … Read More