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 such that we can manoeuvre through this world with the support of people we value, while not becoming people pleasers.
Managing others especially our peers is an art. It’s...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.
When we...Read More
The topic of building emotional resilience has been gaining awareness in recent years. Perhaps the older generation may dismiss this as weakness or an unnecessary skill since they coped just fine without it. However even though this generation has been privileged not to have to go through wars or the challenges of the past, technological advancement is a double...Read More
We absolutely love this poster! Often, kids pick up the language we use and mimic after us. A careless question of “Can you really do it?” may seem harmless to us, but can undermine and affect a child’s confidence & ability to perform. As adults, we need to practice responsible speech in our conversations with the little ones, so as to build their confidence and...Read More
Credits: Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Control is but an illusion. For many of us who fear uncertainty, we try to prepare for all scenarios in life even though we know that’s impossible. Illness, retrenchment and accidents are all out of our control. We cannot avoid their occurrences, but can only be ready to respond when they occur. Being future ready ensures that, regardless...Read More
I come from a middle income family, graduated from an elite girls school, junior college and then a double degree from university. By society’s standards, I should be climbing the corporate ladder, working hard to earn big bucks. Being a non-conformist, I ended up only working full-time for 4 years before deciding that life was too short to be clocking hours at work for corporate...Read More
In my last week’s article, I wrote about what skills were necessary to survive in life. Looking back, I am not 100% certain that having the knowledge or being educated on these skills are sufficient. After all, it’s one thing to be book-smart, and another to be street-smart.
When I was in my mid 20s, I had friends asking me what they should do with their money....Read More