• 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 […]

Run For A Reason

  86 year-old Mr Kor Hong Fatt has become an inspiration to many, both young and old. After suffering from a heart attack at the age of 70, Mr Kor resolved to be a serious runner. It was for the sake of his own health, as well as to be able to care for his wheelchair-bound […]

A stroll down memory lane

“Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming” – Joseph B. Wirthlin Siblings Nicholas and Allison, former students attending Morning Star’s After-School Care Services, swung by for a trip down memory lane.   Nicholas: I spent 5 years of my primary school journey in Morning Star (2008-2012) and I can confidently call it my […]

  • February 2, 2017
  • Blog

Fighting with Siblings

  “Mum! You are always defending Sis! She is not your baby anymore…” (screams my second sis)   This is still often heard in my own family when the squabbles begin. Sometimes when I’m arguing with mum, I noticed myself saying that too. I know it is never easy playing parent yet it is never […]

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