• March 22, 2019
  • Blog

To Those who have Loved and Lost

“Don’t count the days but make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali I was pretty excited about sharing a blog post for the month of March. Little did I know that so many things could happen in the world within this one month. We are just in the first quarter of 2019 and so many […]

  • February 26, 2019
  • Blog

Home away from Home

     Do you remember a scene from the movie Ice Age where Scrat, the cute little squirrel, clings onto the edge of a cliff for dear life while attempting to plug the leaking holes springing up on the cliff face and prevent his precious acorn from falling? That was how I felt working […]

  • January 16, 2019
  • Blog

Journeying Wholeheartedly with Morning Star

  When our Comms Manager told me that it was my turn to write a post for the blog, I decided that I’d share about my journey in Morning Star. I was initially a bit apprehensive before I stepped into the social service sector, but it has turned out to be a Heart–warming and all-around Heartening […]

  • December 18, 2018
  • Blog

Taking Baby Steps To A Better Family Life

Bear Counts Book

  One peaceful night three years ago, I received the best gift of my life. A tiny, delicate bundle was delivered into my arms. As I looked down into her little face, the greatest joy filled my heart. My lovely daughter, Melody, was born. Then everything began to change.   As Melody grew, I knew […]

  • November 20, 2018
  • Blog

Cooking Our Way to Children’s Heart

Fourteen years ago, I became a chef. I cooked for the Navy— full-grown, high-energy-consuming adults. Now, I prepare meals for young primary school kids. Truth be told, it is easier cooking for the Navy of four hundred working adults than for a class of thirty children. Young children tend to be picky eaters, candy-lovers and— […]

  • October 26, 2018
  • Blog

Thanking our Unsung Heroes

With increasing trend of ‘Pics or it didn’t happen’ – Instagram’s new rule in life that one’s claim cannot be trusted unless a picture is shown to prove it –, one often misses out on appreciating the hidden people who are making things happen behind-the-scenes.   Have you ever wondered how the world runs on […]

  • September 5, 2018
  • Blog

Is life really like a box of chocolates?

Appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, the lead character Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) said “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”   A box of chocolates? I grew up loving chocolates, especially that big jar of Nutella which I could go […]

  • August 13, 2018
  • Blog

There’s no one to talk to

As a psychotherapist, I seem to be hearing this statement “There’s no one to talk to” with greater frequency. “Really? Why is that?” I asked myself. What I kept hearing was:   • The people I talk to will change the subject after a while… • They don’t understand what I’m trying to say… • […]

How grateful are you?

  “I [sic] grateful for the pair of eyes I have to help me see the things out there in the world…” – Girl, aged 10     How grateful are you for the things that you have? I was prompted to think about this when a 10-year-old girl shared that she was grateful for […]

Importance of Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the recognition and management of emotions. It is developing care for others, making responsible decisions, establishing positive relationships, and handling challenging situations effectively. In short, SEL is teaching children how to deal with their behaviours and to build positive relationships with people around them.   Children need to be taught […]

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