Mindfulness: Time-Travelling With Our Minds

When I was just a kid, going to the barbershop was always exciting for me as not only is that a place for me to have a haircut, but it also acts as a free-reading zone for me of various comic books and magazines. Sitting on the barber chair, I immersed myself in the fictional […]

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Why the Internet is Crazy Over Cats

For a particular portion of the human population, the Internet (or that’s maybe just Tumblr in particular) probably equates an infinite reservoir of cat related media. Googling “c-a-t” and scrolling through the plethora of feline images might just be enough to make a suicidal person feeling warm and fuzzy inside. If that isn’t good enough, […]

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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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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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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety isn’t mysterious: it has been a natural response to all the uncertainty in the world since our conception as a species. The only problem is that it is easily misunderstood, and commonly stigmatized. Telling the average individual ‘I suffer from anxiety’ pretty much translates to ‘my self-management skills is inferior’ or ‘I have extreme […]

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S.E.R.E.N.E: Tips For A Fuller Life

People with depression usually have constant levels of sadness and are no longer interested in their activities. It is good to help depressed patients reengage with their social lives and take good care of themselves. I learned these tips (also known as “SERENE” in short) from a clinical psychologist. However, I find that these tips are […]

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Be the Change: An Experience In Educating

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi- I have always been very good with numbers since I was little, particularly in maths and accounting. Even though I scored A for all of the tests in my SPM years ago, I secretly told myself that I will never do accounting again […]

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Recovery Journey #2: The Gap Between

It happened around 3 years ago, I enjoyed my university life and I’m in love like everyone used to be, the only difference is, the one whom I loved is a “she”. I came from a conservative country and family, I couldn’t imagine how much efforts that I needed to change my mind in order […]

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Recovery Journey #1: Reaching Out

It is really not easy talking about having depression and anxiety, and writing about it does not get any easier either. In fact, doing this makes me a little anxious. But, I will try, because I want to let people know that there is nothing to be shameful or afraid of, and we should seek professional […]

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