Setting aside part deux of Covid-19 that was 2021, it was a typical year, of ups, downs and everything-in-the-middle. There were times when the force was strong in me, and my energy levels were on par with the big dreams I had. And other times, when I had so many things I wanted to do […]
Self-care vs Stress Relief – What works for long-term Mental Well-being
Chocolate cake? Long walks in the park? Chillin’ on the couch? Would those be self-care or stress relief? Hey, I’m not one to argue semantics. Really. To each their own. So I’ll just share my totally personal response. Those are Stress Relief. Self-care to me denotes something bigger than an “escape” activity. Self-care almost seems […]
Emotional Neglect – And the role your parents played.
Continuing from my last post on childhood Emotional Neglect, is this article on how it can happen in the 1st place. I first heard about the idea of Emotional Neglect during therapy last year, and have since heard it mentioned in various psychology publications. The prevalence of Emotional Neglect among Singaporeans was also discovered in […]
Emotional Neglect – Why You Need to Understand The Impact
Last year, in a bid to understand all my complex and conflicting emotions towards my “family”, my psychologist had asked me about my childhood, especially about who had supported my emotional needs. And I drew a blank. “I don’t recall talking to either parent about my issues,” was what I told her. I had started […]
Pouring out the feels: My Music x Mental Health Journey
I’ve not had much time or energy to update my blog the past few weeks. I’ve had a few things on my plate, both personally and professionally. But, I wanted to drop a short note on is that I’ve been busy working on a very exciting and deeply personal project – launching a music album […]
Did last year’s birthday hope come true?
Exactly one year ago, I shared a post on my birthday declaring that I would be seeking professional help to manage my mental and emotional well-being. I ended the article saying that it was a birthday present to myself – hope of better mental health. One year later, how am I? Has therapy helped, is […]
Chinese New Year Special: Spring Cleaning for the Mind!
Tis the season to start clearing out the old to make way for the new! And while we may be busy peering into cupboards and dusting off cobwebs, maybe we can do the same with our minds. This analogy came to me courtesy of one of my favourite meditation podcasts, The Morning Ritual. It was […]
Values: How to discover what’s really important to you
There has been a lot of awareness surrounding the idea of Values and the role that it plays in managing one’s mental health. In my previous post, I wrote about why figuring out my Values, my North star, if you will, has helped me manage difficult people and situations. Mostly. I am not completely there […]
Values: Guiding you to better mental health
Values. This is something I have been wanting to write about ever since I started learning more about its impact on mental health. Values. Not a big word, nothing revolutionary. Except, it is. I can bet that not many of us has spent any time at all thinking about what our values are. To really […]
Hello 2021! What shall I do this year, then?
Now that I have my own platform to capture my ramblings, I can force myself to pen down what I would like to focus on for the new year and make it public so I can be pressured to meet my goals. 😜 In all seriousness though, at the beginning of the year, I like […]