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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Healthy Way to Cope with Daily Struggles

The circuit breaker measures have come to an end and although we should be feeling happy about it, we cannot deny the uneasy feeling that still exists within us. When the government announced that Singapore would be entering the...

Covid-19 Anxiety and Maintaining Sanity

Given the extended circuit breaker that will last until the 1st of June, there have been a lot of uncertainty related to jobs, education, financial stability and how the community will cope with it. This is a challenging time...

The Pandemic and Eating Disorders

The current situation around the world has caused an increase in anxiety among public because of the fear of food shortages and not being able to carry out with normal daily activities. People with eating disorders are more at...

The Science of Panic Buying

From trying your best to hold back your coughs and sneezes in public transports and hunting for sanitizers and surgical masks from shop to shop, the last few weeks have been exhausting for some and panic inducing for others....

The Ability to Bounce Back After Setbacks

How often have we found it difficult to bounce back after failing an exam or a business venture? Most of us tend to focus on our failures and start to develop fear over trying again. This leads to high...