Tag Archives: #Positivethinking

Why Luck favours the prepared

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound the City Growth comes from within. And it all starts with mindset. As taught in the famous novel ‘7 habits of highly effective people’, all things are created twice. First in the mind, and then physically. This is in direct relation to goal-setting and taking the actions to…

Jarvis’ Good Advice

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound The City   ‘When people like your music, that feeling is priceless. Not even a million dollars can buy it.’   Jarvis is a busker from Singapore, but he walked through his very own journey to have gotten to where he is today. It’s a known fact,…

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…

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…

Nash’s Good Advice

Meet Mohammad Nashruddin, Physiotherapist, St Andrew’s Community Hospital. He has been working for 2 years and has recently taken up the role in palliative care.   TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I enjoy putting positive meaning, into every event of my life.   TELL US SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.…

In Dielogue: Dr Chong X Dr Devanand

When it comes to one’s last wishes, difficult decisions sometimes have to be made by medical providers together with family. We tackle the issue of how medical ethics and specialised care can help patients who are facing death, and address misconceptions from an ethical viewpoint. Meet Dr Anantham Devanand, who is Deputy Head of Lung…

Dr Chong’s Good Advice

Meet Dr Chong Poh Heng, Medical Director of HCA Hospice Care. With a passion for pediatric work while harbouring a gift for comforting patients, he has since decided to marry his gifts into devoting his life into his work at HCA Hospice Care. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I’m a ‘happy slave’ that is…

Sarasvathy’s Good Advice

  Meet Sarasvathy S. , Senior Counsellor, HCA Hospice Care. Her main role is to support the team of nurses and doctors as well as, seeing patients and caregivers at home. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I’m a very bubbly person, easy to build rapport with and very down to earth. TELL US…

Talking Death X Amutha

‘Choi, touch wood!’ Many times we’ve accidentally say something ‘bad luck’ only to immediately try in negating that quickly, by touching the nearest ‘wood’ next to us. The mere notion of Death itself is a taboo topic, but how far will we let fear define us? Especially with our multi cultural races here, is it…

Dr Andy’s Good Advice

Meet Dr Andy Ho, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Fellow in Thanatology, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  He has been doing death and dying research for over 13 years and counting. After being headhunted, Dr Andy created and pioneered the first death and dying undergraduate course in Singapore ‘The Last Dance’. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF…