Author: James Lim

Fueling Good

You can Win the Right Battles this Year

Reading Time: 7 minutes It seemed like not too long ago that we were taking in the sights and sounds of the New Year countdown and rejoiced (or heaved a sigh of relief), as we closed the year and crossed over into a new one. The Secret Yearnings for Fresh Starts For many of us, new years are somewhat…
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Dealing with the Elephant in the Room

Reading Time: 4 minutes We kicked off 2020 with our first mental well-being talks at St. Andrew’s Community Hospital last week. And no, there were no physical elephants in the room (a little about that later). But we were encouraged to hear of the hospital’s commitment to raise awareness and train their staff on mental resilience. Through a series…
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Skilling Up the Village

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know that we have a village amidst us here in Singapore; one that brings hope, help and healing to people? Over the weekend, we were honoured to have been able to not only share about strategic volunteer partnerships through an equipping workshop, but we were also grateful and blessed to have been able…
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Read our Latest Cheatsheet on Changemaking

Reading Time: 12 minutes Social Space recently connected with us to understand the work of Emmaus Strategies and how our social enterprise works to sustain impact in growing individuals, organizations and communities. Read their latest Changemaker Cheatsheets feature on our Lead Thrive-Synergist & Founder, James, as he let us in on the nuts and bolts of running Emmaus and…
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What Cake can Teach Us about Thriving over Burnout in Life

Reading Time: 3 minutes We might have used the phrase “burned out” at some points in our lives to express how tired we are. But far from being just a “passing phase”, burnout can have serious implications on life, as it continues to rob us of it. What is Burnout? Here at Emmaus, we want to help people understand…
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Keep Me Burning by Enoch Li

Reading Time: < 1 minute We are really blessed to have been able to connect with another mental well-being advocate from Beijing. Enoch Li, Social Entrepreneur & Managing Director of Bearapy, and Author of “Stress in the City: Playing My Way Out of Depression” shares… Sometimes, we don’t want to go on, we want to shut down, close up, and…
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A Tale of Two Cities – Come and Say “Hi”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the next week, Emmaus will be out and about sharing about the two topics we are passionate about; Strategic Volunteer Partnerships and Mental Well-Being. We will be in covering these in 2 cities; Bangkok and Singapore. First, we will be at Halls 405 and 406 of the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from…
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Great are the Efforts of Volunteer Management Professionals

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today is International Volunteer Managers Day. And all of us in the team would like to celebrate the work of Volunteer Management Professionals all around the world. Indeed, Volunteer Management Professionals’ work makes it possible for people in the community to come together in a meaningful manner to make a difference and make the community…
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Why the Burnout Talk in School?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Upon arriving on the Republic Polytechnic campus, we were greeted by a giant bear. Though the sight of it calmed my nerves a little, I was still somewhat nervous; this was to be my first talk about burnout to a younger crowd in an academic institution. I am accustomed to giving talks about stress and…
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Building a Caring Singapore, One VM at a time

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s a wrap! We are indeed honoured to be able to witness the graduation of yet another generation of Volunteer Management professionals (VMs) last Friday. To date, the Circuit, part of the SG Cares movement, has trained and equipped close to 70 VMs across many Social Service Agencies (SSAs). Over 4 weeks in October 2019,…
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