Tag: Thrive Writer – James

Fueling Good

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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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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Unlock the Fullness of Life this Simple & Free Activity

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s morning. Which would aptly describe the first thing that comes to mind? “Good morning, Lord!“ or “Good Lord, it’s morning?!” For most of us, it takes little effort to see how we can be bombarded by negative news and happenings every day. But yet, one of the ways to combat burnout in life in our…
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Recognizing the Many Faces of Burnout

Reading Time: 2 minutes I must say I am humbled yesterday, as I learned how little I still know about burnout at The Hidden Good’s Thankful Thursday. Though I was there to share about burnout and what one can do about it, I ended up learning more than I gave. I started this journey of struggling to overcome burnout…
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Help! I Might be Burned Out

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am an “expert” at burning out. To date, I have experienced and overcome burnout at least 3 times, each time learning valuable life lessons and growing from it. Why We Need to Talk About Burnout I have come to recognize how overcoming burnout is such a crucial part of our lives, given the realities…
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Let the Investigation Begin!

Reading Time: 2 minutes It looks like a scene from a pre-operation police briefing, but it is actually us facilitating an Impact Assessment workshop with Filos Community Service’s Elderly Service. We are indeed starting an in-depth investigation into the impact volunteers and volunteer programmes make. Following the launch of our Volunteer Partnerships Impact Assessment Toolkit, we are glad to…
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Go Upstream to Helping People & Organizations Truly Thrive

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is great reading about how organizations like the National University Health System (NUHS) are starting to enhance the mental well-being and resilience of its staff. I have had the privilege to contribute a letter to the Straits Times Forum and it was published both online and in the print edition (see right). Due to space…
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How to Grow Peace through our lives (An Open Letter to Fathers)

Reading Time: 9 minutes Do you want your children to be comfortable or at peace?” The Distinction between Comfort & Peace The statement by the preacher caught my attention as it caused me to ponder deeply about it. Turns out that there’s a subtle difference between the two. While we may want both for our children, I would say…
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Read Me… Like a Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, it is a first for me as a “human book”* and I will be sharing conversations about my experience with burnout and depression. Come and say “hi” to me if you are at the Resilience Collective booth at the upcoming IAD (International Accountants Day) Fiesta!. It will be on 6 Sep, 5pm – 8pm at the…
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You Can Live Out a Masterpiece Life

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yes, we We all need to remind ourselves that we are also masterpieces in our own ways. Saw this simple but profound quotation while visiting The Artground with my kids last weekend. Indeed we are masterpieces and the way we live our lives are works of art. We can indeed fashion the way we live…
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