Giving Thanks in a COVID-19 World

Festivities are being celebrated differently this year. Due to COVID-19, we have not seen our relatives and friends for a few months already and there may be other stresses in our lives such as job instability, balancing work and family life and our health itself. We tend to get caught up with the major changes going on in our lives and we may overlook the little details that could actually ...
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Different Variants of OCD

An individual with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may either perform a routine action, have routine thoughts or combine both, action and thought. Performing a routine is known as compulsion and having repeated thoughts is called obsessions. OCD is one of the most common disorders in Singapore. An individual you interact with may have OCD. You may not be aware of it because their OCD may only be related to one ...
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Sleep & Health

How often have we found ourselves forgetting if we watered the plants, if we have a meeting later or even if we ate breakfast? Most of the time, bad memory arises because of a lack of sleep. Not having adequate amount of sleep also affects physical and mental health. An adult should have at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Not sleeping for about three days may result in ...
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Dealing with Cyber-bullying

There has been frequent news about cyberbullying in Singapore and other countries. Name calling, rumour spreading, unpleasant images and personal information being spread online by students and adults about other people that they do not share a good relationship with are some types of cyberbullying (Lin, 2020). While these incidents may start as a “joke” among friends, they cause a lasting impact on the individual. According to a global study, ...
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Transition into Phase Two

Although Circuit Breaker has ended, and we have stepped into phase two, the “normal” that we are familiar with still seems out of reach. We are able to have small gatherings now and this allows us to connect back with people we love. However, we have to do so with many restrictions in place. Not being able to speak in public transports, meeting friends or family with face masks on ...
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