Tag: mindset

Fueling Good

Oh No! My Time Flew Away!

Reading Time: 1 minute If you struggle with understanding why time seems to “disappear” in your life, you may wish to use our free My Busy-ness” Worksheet (www.emmaus.sg/public/product/my-busy-ness-worksheet/) to start to make sense how you spend your time in a typical week. This worksheet is extracted from the Life Activities Audit Toolkit developed by Emmaus Strategies. For more information…
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Commentary: The Time to Talk is Now

Reading Time: 2 minutes Any suicide is one too many. Mental wellness is something important and serious,” ~ said MP Seah Kian Peng. A news release on CNA (www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/suicides-number-2018-teenagers-boys-highest-11761480) by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) on Monday indicated: suicides in Singapore rose by 10% last year All age groups, except those aged 60 years and above, recorded an increase…
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You, A Work in Progress

Reading Time: 1 minute We saw this at a traffic junction. True enough… sometimes, in the #journeyoflife, we need to stop at junctions to remember that we are a work in progress. We will make mistakes, fail, stumble. But the good news is that we can continue to grow and become the best versions of ourselves we are intended to…
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Decluttering: One of the best ways to reduce stress

Reading Time: 5 minutes Though I am not much of a fan of Marie Kondo, I acknowledge that she and many such gurus do know better about helping people to declutter and reorganize their physical mess. And over the last few months, I observed my friends and some acquaintances and learnt something or two about decluttering of a different…
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The Non-Profit Challenge & the Volunteer Partnerships Key

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your organization can grow to be a powerful change agent in your community, as you carry out your mission and grow your volunteer partnerships. Humble Beginnings… The genesis of the social services we have today is in the coming together of well-intentioned individuals and volunteers who wanted to meet community needs. Here’s a recent video…
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Thriving Fathers, Thriving Lives…

Reading Time: 2 minutes A study in 20171 shows how fathers’ deep involvement with their children: significantly influence their children’s developmental outcomes, is associated with a reduced display of behavioural and psychological disorders in their children, and predicts decreased adverse child outcomes. In the same way, many research also supports the role of a father in their children’s development.…
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Being on Fire at Work and not Burn Out

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Irony of Passion at Work It makes senses, doesn’t it? Being on fire at work predisposes one to burnout. But yet, we all want to go home at the end of the day feeling “fuelled” by meaningful work. Jennifer Moss recently wrote an article on Harvard Business Review about the topic and we could…
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How to Live a Life that Counts?

Reading Time: 6 minutes We are Dying… I deeply remember learning a shocking but yet valuable lesson as a young undergraduate. There I was, sitting in my university Sociology class when my lecturer mouthed these words… “We are dying the moment we are born.” As shocking as it may sound, you cannot deny that there is truth to this…
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How to Get a Step Closer to the Best You

Reading Time: 5 minutes OK, time for a check-in. It’s mid-year, how are you doing for the resolution you have set in January? And if you are in need of some handles to begin to get yourself back on track, I do hope this article will help. I’ve pieced together some small changes you can start doing now to…
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Launch of Volunteer Partnerships Impact Assessment (VPIA) Toolkit

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is here! We have spent months developing Singapore’s first-ever toolkit to measure the impact of volunteer programmes. Having been a volunteer manager myself, I have come to see the multi-faceted value that volunteer programmes bring to service users, organizations and staff, other volunteers and the community. But I also realised how it often seems…
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