Mental Health

Managing your emotions: A therapist shares her top tips for mental wellness

I recently came across this Instagram post on “Wisdom for a Catastrophising Generation”. While it is certainly good that mental health is now being taken seriously, it made me wonder if...

Worldview

Roe vs Wade: Unpacking the issue of abortion

For 49 years, the US protected abortion as a constitutional right. All this changed on June 24, with the overturning of the landmark Roe vs Wade ruling by the Supreme Court. The implication of this...

Mental Health

Navigating choppy waters: An athlete’s battle with anxiety

When I was growing up, my mum put a lot of pressure on me, being the first-born and all. I guess that made me feel like she was a tiger mum. There were a lot of things in my life, like piano and...

Mental Health

How my mental health was transformed: Biblical truths and a brand new worldview

I don’t know what you think of when you hear the words “Christian counselling”, “healing” or “deliverance”. When I first heard of such terms, I actually...

Illness

Fathers in heaven: Reflections from dad’s 18-month battle with terminal cancer

In July 2020, I lost my dad to Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). He was 59 years old and I was 21. In October 2018, my dad visited our family doctor after a fever he developed had persisted for over a...

How-tos & Handles

Help! How do I journey with a “difficult” person?

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you had to deal with someone difficult? In most cases, our instinct would be to walk away from people that we can’t handle. But what if this...

Disabilities

Why we feel uncomfortable around disabled people

I once talked to a mother whose child had autism, and she told me of a heart-breaking experience. The mum had brought her child to Sunday school, but the child’s behaviour had upset the other mums...

Finding Purpose

This 23-year-old enjoys her work in palliative care nursing. What keeps her going?

The dream of being a nurse started with Emily’s grandma, who was a nurse herself too. “Growing up, my grandma always looked after my brother and me. To me, she was the kindest and most loving...

Discipleship

Gardening opened my eyes to God’s perfect timing

A couple of years ago, my parents decided to give me a few of their plants to take care of. I wasn’t really a plant person, but I wanted to appreciate their gesture and so accepted (rather...