Tag: Thrive Writer – James

Fueling Good

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How to Remain Mentally Resilient in the Post COVID-19 World

Reading Time: < 1 minute We could not agree more! We are so prone to burning out in the post-COVID-19 world. All the demands placed upon us at work and at home, coupled with the all the volatility, uncertainties and complexities brought about by the pandemic and the concern we have for our loved ones and also others affects our…
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Master the A.R.T. of Volunteer Management in the New Norm

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am excited to share 3 tools which have been developed and refreshed recently to help volunteer partnerships practitioners master the A.R.T. of volunteer management, especially in this post-COVID-19 world. ‣ (A)ttracting volunteers ‣ (R)ecruiting them, and ‣ forging (T)hriving partnerships that positively impact the organizations, service users, communities, volunteers and staff members. These 3…
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My Hills & Valleys of Battling Burnout

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chatting about My Hills & Valleys of Battling Burnout Had an enjoyable chat with Junia. It’s amazing how despite it only being about 30 minutes, I was able to chat about my own journey battling burnout, about helping others battle burnout and share practical handles on mental resilience. If you have missed it, catch it…
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How Organizations Thrive even with Empty Offices

Reading Time: 8 minutes How Organizations Thrive even with Empty Offices COVID-19 has brought with it unprecedented levels of negative impact to many people, families, businesses and communities. The negative impact on businesses is undeniable. Yet, having observed what has been happening over the last few months, I do also see how COVID-19 also presents us with the rare…
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How to Manage Your Emotions during COVID-19?

Reading Time: 2 minutes How to Manage Your Emotions during COVID-19? Image from funfreshideas.com Meet the Friendly Four What do you get when you put a psychologist, counsellor and a social worker with experience of burnout into the same room? You get a great and refreshing conversation about mental well-being during COVID-19. And no, we don’t look like the…
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The Show Must Go On!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meeting Needs in the “New Normal” For some of us, volunteers are the lifeline of our service delivery as we partner them to bring much-needed services to those who would need them. And this is expected to be more so,  even as Singapore plans to exit the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker and Social Service Agencies (SSAs)…
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I’m Trash!

Reading Time: < 1 minute “I’m Trash” gif from Tenor.com One of the most memorable scenes I have watched in Toy Story 4 is perhaps the scene where Forky, a unique toy made by a boy named Bonnie, kept saying “I’m trash” and kept seeking out trash bins to jump into. Though the scene is funny, it does get me…
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The Day I Dragged My Feet Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes My “Dragging My Feet Home” Experience This has got to be the most “personal” post to date as it involves, well, my feet. Yes, the picture you see above is none other than my own feet, featured along with my pair of broken slippers. We are in the thick of the Circuit Breaker here in…
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How to Work Effectively & Sanely from Home during COVID-19?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Losing our Sanity? Yes, you do not need to tear your hair out as you work from home during this pandemic. Not many of us are accustomed to working from home. Set against the backdrop of safe distancing measures that makes traveling to work and face-to-face meetings impossible and against the competing roles we need…
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COVID-19 Stress Quiz

GUILTY! of robbing you of your well-being

Reading Time: 2 minutes The COVID-19 Stress Quiz It can be stressful during this COVID-19 situation. But oftentimes, even though we are physically well and our temperatures may not flare, our tempers may flare. We may not know the whats and whys of our stress. Take our COVID-19 Stress Quiz to (i) gain insights into your stress during this…
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