Tag: Thrive Writer – James

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Your Thank Yous can Help our Community Combat the Virus

Reading Time: 5 minutes The New Realities of Life with COVID-19 For many of us, the arrival of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Singapore has brought with it its share of anxiety and inconveniences. While scientists and medical professionals race against time to try to understand this new virus and find a cure, many of us may find ourselves…
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Thriving Thoughts #3 – Significantly Busy or Busy with Significance?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thriving Thoughts #3 – Busy? Are you living a significantly busy life or are you busy living a significant life? ~ James Lim Want to begin living a significant and thriving life and not burn out? Join our upcoming events to learn more or help yourself to some of our resources. We look forward to…
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How Should We Engage Volunteers during Disease Outbreak?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ongoing community effort to prevent community spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus could leave many social purpose entities asking, “how should we proceed from here with our volunteer partnerships?” While the cases identified are non-residents and there have been no reports of the community spread of the disease to date, we should do all that…
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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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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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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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