GPSing Well-Being: Self-Compassion

When our best friend is having some difficult moments in his/her life, we will definitely offer our kindness to him/her. Let’s change the situation: If we encounter difficult moments, do we treat ourselves with the same kindness that we offer to our best friends? Going deeper into the situation: What do we do when our […]

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GPSing Well-being: Gratitude

GPSing Well-being: Gratitude At some point of our life, someone, perhaps your parents, teachers, lecturers or friends have done a little thing; this little thing, although it is small but you feel grateful. What is that thing we feel grateful? Cooking a meal for you? Spending precious time to teach you? Or Being with you […]

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CCC (Chemistry, Compatibility, Commitment)

CCC. Chemistry. Compatibility. Commitment. These are the 3 things that are needed to make a relationship work, based on what I understand so far. Chemistry is what attracts you to someone, what makes you take that first step. It is not necessarily about good looks. In fact, I do not think it is about a […]

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When Virtual Reality (VR) meets Autism

Autism. The term which the German psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler coined for the unfortunate happenstance of its victim. Deciphering the word for its true meaning, one would discover from its Greek root, ‘autos’ (self) and ‘ismos’ (action/state) and share the bleak outlook which the 20th-century psychiatrist had for the condition, a condition of morbid self-absorption. One […]

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Stay Sober With These 3 Healthy Habits

Keeping steady on the road to recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction means more than just quitting a substance; it’s an entire lifestyle change. Rebuilding a healthy life not only helps keep the threat of relapse at bay, but also creates an overall sense of well-being by supporting your success with a vibrant, fulfilling […]

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Stress & Mental Health

Stress is ubiquitous. Stress is ubiquitous; oftentimes, we experience stressful situations involving intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal issues. Stress can affect anyone in various form, be it as traumatic events (e.g., abuse; violence), negative life events (e.g., layoff; severed relationships), and even minor hassles (e.g., road traffic; poor Wi-Fi reception). Although not all stress is ‘bad’ […]

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A Brief (but long) History of Psychology

A Brief (but long) History of Psychology Psychology is a science still in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean people are only interested in human behaviour in recent centuries. Classical Chinese philosophers like Laozi, Confucius, and Mencius have been interested in matters of the mind as early as the 5th Century BCE. Laozi observed that […]

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Grief in Butterfly Dreams: On Shifting Perspectives

“Zhuangzi’s wife died. When Huizi went to convey his condolences, he found Zhuangzi sitting with his legs sprawled out, pounding on a tub and singing. ‘You lived with her, she brought up your children and grew old,’ said Huizi. ‘It should be enough simply not to weep at her death. But pounding on a tub […]

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Say Goodbye to misconceptions about Positive Psychology!

Say Goodbye to misconceptions about Positive Psychology! Positive psychology aims to study human well-being and to discover a better way to enhance human well-being. Recently positive psychology gained interest from different settings such as personal life, counselling, coaching, clinical psychology, university, school and workplace. However, there are some misconceptions about positive psychology which are worth […]

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The Downside of Mental Health Awareness

Have you ever filled up a job application form that has a declaration page? Did you notice a sentence asking if you have ever experienced any mental illness? Now imagine if you are suffering from a form of mental illness or had it 10 years ago, what are you going to do? Declare or not […]

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