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Why You Should NOT Pursue Productivity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why You Should NOT Pursue Productivity What if productivity is not the magic formula for our organizational effectiveness? The Business Times recently published a piece on “The ‘epidemic of stress’ plaguing Singaporean workers“. In it, they revealed that close to half of Singaporeans indicated that their mental health is having an negative impact on their…
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Help! My Sole Fell Apart!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, those are my soles. As I was making my way to an event after sending my son to the childcare, I felt something amiss. With each stride I took, it seemed to take more effort and my path was “out of whack”. Then, to my horror, I found that the soles of both of…
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Why I Like Making Waves

Reading Time: 3 minutes OK, I am not talking about surfing since I barely can swim properly. But I have recently been thinking “I will not be here forever”. As a social entrepreneur, I have not given careful thought to what happens beyond me. My burnout was the impetus that got me started on Emmaus Strategies; a simple desire…
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We Use A.R.T. to Build Communities, Way Before COVID-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes Emmaus used ART before COVID-19 While the COVID-19 pandemic has made us way too familiar with A.R.T., or Antigen Rapid Test; a strategy used to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus, Emmaus Strategies has been employing A.R.T. as a strategy to build our community way before COVID-19. Referring to Awareness, Resilience and Transformation, it…
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Preventing the Worst Thing that can Happen to Changemakers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Photo from A Good Space What is the worst thing that can happen to a changemaker? The answer is “burnout”. Because when a changemaker burns out, we lose yet another who strives to make our world and community a better place. This was the very reason why Emmaus was birthed in the first place; James,…
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Mental Resilience “Booster” Shots for Post-COVID-19 Singapore

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore reached a milestone in having 96% of its eligible population vaccinated (as at Dec 21 2021). As Singapore continues to boost its resilience against the COVID-19 virus and reopens to the world, it is also timely to administer “booster” shots for mental resilience; conversations about mental resilience. Indeed, this little red dot, can and…
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Remember, You Took Your First Step and Overcame!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Remember, You Took Your First Step and Overcame! How Are You Keeping? Let me begin this article by asking, how have you been keeping during this pandemic? If your immediate answer in your head is “not so well”, then you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it much uncertainties. While we might…
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Salt & Light Feature: Burnt out so many times he lost count, now he helps others build mental resilience

Reading Time: < 1 minute We are grateful for Salt & Light coming alongside us to chronicle and share the Emmaus story and how James, our Lead Thrive-Synergist’s faith journey brought him to start Emmaus. May you be blessed by it. Special thanks to Christine from Salt & Light who spent time with us to pen this meaningful article. You…
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#IfOnlyYouKnew – Part 2: I am… nothing

Reading Time: < 1 minute Why do we sometimes work so hard? In part 2 of this 6-part #IfOnlyYouKnew interviews, we hear from James from Emmaus Strategies on how he felt like nothing. Listen in as James gives an inside look into his inner world and why he burned out so many times. Today he uses his experience to help…
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Greater Strength or Greater Stress?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Greater Strength or Greater Stress? How has COVID-19 affected our community? With all the spotlight on the effects of the pandemic on our mental health, is it really possible to grow and stay resilient in our work and personal lives? We are glad to be a part of this year’s Festival for Good, Asia’s largest…
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