A Road Map to the Relationship You Don’t Think Exists

Photo by nghia nguyen on Unsplash No one starts out with dating thinking I would really like a mediocre love. I’ve literally never heard anyone articulate that their dream is just to settle for someone and then stick by their side whether they like it or not forever and ever amen. That’s just not how it works. Most of us hope for an epic love. The … Continue reading A Road Map to the Relationship You Don’t Think Exists

Don’t ever think you are doomed for life.

Congratulations Nina Amirah for acing the panel interviews and being awarded : Aspiring Gen Scholarship 2019 For demonstrating Respect, Resilience and Excellence particularly Resilience. You have matured wisely beyond your age having gone through your parents divorce, your mum being diagnosed with a chronic illness and losing her job, being strapped for money at a time when you needed it most, being under financial assistance … Continue reading Don’t ever think you are doomed for life.

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019!

As I reflect back on 2018, as a working mother of three striving to find that perfect balance in life, I realize there’s no such thing as a perfect balance. Things will get topsy turvy, things will make you break out of sanity, things will go haywire. I’ve had my dose of panic attacks and anxiety when things go wrong. I’ve learnt to let go … Continue reading Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019!

Motherhood in Singapore

It is OK to show our Kids we aren’t Perfect

Motherhood, in my opinion, is one of the most difficult jobs to successfully manoeuvre through, especially here in this busy, bustling, competitive, fast-paced city. Anybody who has been a mother for a day can already experience that motherhood isn’t easy, what more being a single mother. It’s not uncommon for us mothers to stretch ourselves too thin and to push ourselves to the breaking point. … Continue reading It is OK to show our Kids we aren’t Perfect

Research Finds That Narcissists Try To Remain Friends With Their Exes For Darker Reasons

Have you ever wondered why a toxic ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend reached out to you after a break-up to try and remain friends? Why someone who clearly did not value you during your relationship together seemed to show renewed interest only after things ended? While there can be many reasons why an ex-partner reaches out, those who have been involved with emotionally abusive narcissists can feel … Continue reading Research Finds That Narcissists Try To Remain Friends With Their Exes For Darker Reasons

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

It’s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is also a driver. One example: While I’m definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should not do every day), probably the best way to be more productive is to just be happier. Happy people accomplish more. Easier said than done though, right? … Continue reading 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

The Danger of Keeping Secrets

When should we keep a secret? What are the risks? “You’re only as sick as your secrets” goes a saying in Alcoholics Anonymous. And they should know: one of the hallmarks of alcoholism—of any addiction, really—is deception. Addicts deceive others to cover up their addiction and themselves to deny they have one. Which may explain why most of the sober alcoholics I know are so … Continue reading The Danger of Keeping Secrets

Five Things an Unloving Mother Never Does

Maternal behaviors that shape a daughter in their absence. By : Peg Streep Source: Photograph by abeer_almshrafi. Copyright free. Pixabay. In his novel Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy observed that “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way;” nonetheless amid the differences, there are broad commonalities. That’s true of unloving mothers too, even though there are observable differences in how they … Continue reading Five Things an Unloving Mother Never Does

The Space Between Mindfulness and Self-Confidence

Lose the self-loathing. Act, feel, and think like a boss instead. When my son was in the first grade, his teacher pulled me aside one afternoon while volunteering. “Linda, I don’t get it. John has everything in life—he’s smart, handsome, athletic and tall, but he lacks self-confidence. He trembles when it’s his turn to stand up in front of the class and recite the morning … Continue reading The Space Between Mindfulness and Self-Confidence