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...

Mental Health

After feeling like a fraud for months, I sought help

Having studied in Australia for five years, jumping headfirst into work in Singapore was tough. Towards the end of my work supervision, I began to feel strangely overwhelmed and crippled. I felt that...

How-tos & Handles

Before you start investing, consider these dos and don’ts of managing money

The problem many of us face today isn’t financial illiteracy but information overload. And that’s when things can get messy. We sit down with Joanne Lai, Senior Advisory Group Partner of ACTS...

Finding Purpose

“God hears the struggles of my heart”: A journey of figuring out my full-time calling

Growing up, I always had a desire to serve God in full-time ministry. But I never entertained it much because of all the negative things I heard, which affected my view. “What about your family and...

Real Life, Real People

Answering the call to serve in Africa, she saw how her sacrifices were turned to gifts

Returning to Singapore in March after working in Eswatini as a Risk Communication and Community Engagement specialist, Dr Tam Wai Jia marvels at how, in the hands of God, what seemed like losses...

Workplace

How God moved me to give up my business

When I first came to know God, it was not difficult for me to decide to follow Him. I was overwhelmingly grateful that He had saved me from my old life and forgave me of my sins. But a year after...

Finding Purpose

Ready to quit? Hear from someone who wanted to leave during her first year on the job

Have you ever wanted to quit your job because you felt underappreciated? That was what Joanne Lai, 36, experienced during her first year as a financial advisor. She was just starting out when a...

Finding Purpose

I am an overseas scholar… who has no job

In Singapore, getting a scholarship is seen as the thing. Sometimes, it may be seen as the only thing. Winning a coveted scholarship seemed to be the surefire way to security, prestige and a...

Finding Purpose

After 20 years of twists and turns, this is what I’ve learnt through my career

Having jumped into the corporate world from a young age, Samuel Chan is no stranger to the marketplace. Armed with over 20 years of working experience across various prestigious global companies, one...