Turning Vulnerability into Strength

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound The City   Vulnerability: On the contrary of how it may be portrayed as a weakness, it’s true identity is nothing but utter strength. It does take the brave to walk into the battlefield without armour. In that sense, we should admire vulnerability. It’s not be something…

In Dielogue: Venerable Ming Fa X Angjolie

We’re often caught by the element of surprise when driven from a sudden death of our loved one; or even from someone whom have been living their life dilligently – only to pass away abruptly through an incident. The moral of the story is that – death is unpredictable and we can only prepare for…

Cheryl’s Good Advice

Tell us about yourself in 1 line I document my life in songs.   Tell us something that most people might not know about you. I’ve had the habit of writing personal journals from a very young age. I’m on my 8th diary now. Writing gets me in the flow, and takes me to a…

In Dielogue: Magdalene X Nash

Patients with terminal illness may be reaching the end of their lives, but palliative care is all about helping them live despite of and with the terminal illness. Much can be achieved by physiotherapists in the areas of pain and breathlessness, as they help with functional decline and improve the sense of well-being. Meet Magdalene…

Venerable Ming Fa’s Good Advice

Meet Venerable Ming Fa, from Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. His role is to teach and propagate the Dharma — “the true nature of all things”.   TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I pride myself to remain humble and tactful.   TELL US SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.…

Nationless Tree, Worldly Roots

Written by Weilyn Chong “Everyone is a tree. We all have roots that we develop. Never forget this. Roots are what make you who you are more than the tree and its leaves,” my dad says in his deep and earthy voice. His words of wisdom went in one ear and out the other as…

Angjolie’s Good Advice

Meet Angjolie, the founder of The Life Celebrant. The Life Celebrant aims to celebrate and commemorate how you lived and leave your life, by providing customised and meaningful funeral planning and preplanning services for individuals and families.   TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I’m a determined and perseverant person. If there is something…

In Dielogue: Loretta X Charmaine

Delving into the social sector, requires a set of demanding aptitudes. Social workers are expected to handle different situations – from extending a willing pair of ears, to getting reprimanded by patients and riled into family conflicts. What makes us human is the ability to empathize and give advice – and that’s what our care…

Loretta’s Good Advice

Meet Loretta Chan, Counsellor, Medical Social Service, Changi General Hospital. She’s an advance care planning counsellor and mainly speak to the family and patients to find out what their medical preferences are to assist them in their decision. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I’m a positive and approachable person, as I enjoy hearing…

Charmaine’s Good Advice

Meet Charmaine Tay,  Senior Medical Social Worker, Medical Social Service, Changi General Hospital. She helps patients’ cope with financial assistant needs, psychological support and evaluating the kind of assistance they may require. She works with doctors and therapists to make sure that patients are well cared for, even after they leave the hospital.   TELL US…