With the recent lock-downs due to COVID-19, the focus on learning delivery has shifted from the traditional classroom and teacher-led style to digital student self-directed learning. As teachers scramble to determine the most effective way of delivering their lessons, students too had to adapt to this new way of learning. The Internet is a double-edged sword. It provides vast amounts of...Read More
Motherhood is scary. It’s a responsibility felt from the moment of your child’s birth and you can’t simply expect to be FREE!
Motherhood is not for all women. It requires sacrifices beyond what one can conceive, yet sadly societal norms have created guilt around women who choose not to have kids, or not place kids as their first priority.
It’s OK if your children are...Read More
The traditional classroom assumes that learners take in new knowledge the same way. Yet research has uncovered that there are numerous learning styles which influences how we retain and process information. This has impacted the way lessons are delivered as we now get exposed to mind-maps, group activities and even writing journals in class! You would have probably found some activities more...Read More
From young, I never really liked the roller coaster nor thrill rides. Due to peer pressure, I found myself on such rides more than once but each time not quite sure why I subjected myself to that kind of trauma! Perhaps you are like me, or perhaps you swing to the other end where you embrace the adrenaline that comes from the unknown/fear factor. Our ability to stomach risk will determine...Read More
I recently had a conversation with a 17 year old who told me that she and her friends knew they needed to save. They even went to the extent of setting up separate bank accounts to isolate money that they try not to touch. However, that didn’t work! They always found themselves dipping into the account to buy stuff.
This experience is not unique. Many of us have been taught to save and...Read More
It’s been 6 months since we got ourselves present in Perth, Western Australia. So far, it’s been a steep learning curve for me. I got myself acquainted with the culture here, and tried to figure out how to set up a business in all sense and aspects. Australia is very different to Singapore. As I like to say, I probably learnt more in the past 6 months what didn’t work than...Read More
I used to think of networking as a dirty word, but now looking back, I can better appreciate the benefits of building networks. Adam Grant’s Give and Take was instrumental in causing this mindset shift. I used to view networking as full of takers, just wanting to see how they can benefit. Now, networking to me is a bunch of people who come together to both give and also take,...Read More
Find support who will extend reciprocity where safe space is created for one another. There is power in shared experiences and communicating through challenges. adulting communicating
“We have been gifted with 2 ears and 1 mouth – that surely shows us the ratio of talking and listening we have to do!” This has been a common refrain for those complaining about the...Read More
Growing up doesn’t feel easy. In the midst of #adulting, we realise we have opinions and preferences that we do want to express and be heard. These may require us to find ways to get along with others, including our peers, such that we can manoeuvre through this world with the support of people we value, while not becoming people pleasers.
Managing others especially...Read More
Ever wondered why the adults look like they know better? For starters, they do have the benefit of experience that is gained through living a longer time. That experience provides knowledge, reducing the fear of the unknown in decision making. Having also lived through failure, adults also know that failure in a particular situation is not the end of the world. This is what it...Read More