Category: Mental Well-Being

Fueling Good

Work is a Gift from God

Reading Time: 3 minutes “What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does…
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Burnout, What/Who’s to Blame?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eighteen months into this journey of declaring war on burnout and I am still learning so much about this public enemy. Even though burnout seems to be such a straight-forward phenomenon, the causes of burnout are not as clear-cut. What is Burnout? Am I Burnt Out? First up, let us understand what burnout is. Burnout…
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Be a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud

Reading Time: 4 minutes All good vibes only! Sounds great, doesn’t it? Hang on, on second thought, it’s a classic example of “toxic” positivity. When I first read about “toxic” positivity on, my eyes did a double take. How could something positive be negative at the same time? Sounds like an oxymoron I thought to myself. Intrigued, I…
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How to Keep Our Volunteers Fired Up in their Passion to Serve

Reading Time: 3 minutes You know the excitement when “the stars align” and things and circumstances just unexpectedly but miraculously come together in a positive and favourable way? Well, today is one such day for us here in Emmaus, when we see our two passions—volunteer partnerships and burnout prevention—come together, as we find this marvellous article about preventing and…
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WILL You Overcome?

Reading Time: 8 minutes I was pleasantly surprised one morning when I opened my Inbox and found these questions in a Christian devotional I subscribe to:   1. Do you look at life as a continuous progression of improvement? 2. How do you deal with setbacks that occur along the way? 3. Have you considered that this is part…
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The Power of Consistency

Reading Time: 4 minutes Power or Power of Persistence? Setting new year resolutions may sound like a good idea but the truth is not many of us stay on course long enough to see results. Consistency is often the missing link between goal setting and realization. As the famous saying goes: “A river cuts through rock, not because of…
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Begin with Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have been dreading the 7 am alarm and dragging your feet to work, wondering why you signed up for the job, its time to put some pep into your step! No, we’re not suggesting you gulp down power shakes or start the day with pilates and the like (though that would help!) So…
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How Not to Explode when using your Handphone

Reading Time: 8 minutes Image source With the advancement of technology and the advent of the smartphone, we are now able to do a lot more on a tiny handheld device than we would have possibly imagined a few years ago. Checking and writing emails, doing research, taking and editing photos, catching up on the happenings of our friends’…
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When Farmer Meets the Urban Jungle

Reading Time: 4 minutes What happens when a farmer meets the urban jungle? I visited the Edible Garden City as part of the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Summit this morning. I must admit it had been quite a learning experience for me. As I reflect on the visit, here are 5 lessons about life I learned from the visit.…
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How to Prevent Giver Burnout

Reading Time: 3 minutes     We all want a better world, don’t we? And today, I reminded of a simple principle of giving that can make this a reality. I call it the “seesaw” principle to make the world we live in a better one. I’m reminded of this simple principle from the Bible as I read from…
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