Hope: How do we stay hopeful?

When it comes to mental health, one thing I found that is incredibly powerful is the potential for hope. In a beautiful quote, American poet Emily Dickinson says: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words — And never stops at all.” So when timesContinue reading “Hope: How do we stay hopeful?”

Peace: How do we stop worrying?

Constant worrying, negative thinking, and always expecting the worst can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. It can sap your emotional strength, leave you feeling restless and jumpy, cause insomnia, headaches, stomach problems, and muscle tension, and make it difficult to concentrate at work or school. So how do we take controlContinue reading “Peace: How do we stop worrying?”

Stress: How do we deal with burnout?

It’s stress awareness month, and apparently there’s been a severe increase in mental health issues due to COVID-19 so dealing with stress is more important than ever before. Hence this podcast episode is a two-parter and we’ll be delving into more books on this subject to try and help. So how do we deal withContinue reading “Stress: How do we deal with burnout?”

Brave: How can we be courageous?

Oprah Winfrey says: “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” As I battle my health condition this week, I’ve thought a lot about how can we have the bravery to confront what seemsContinue reading “Brave: How can we be courageous?”

Decisive: How do you make good decisions?

I’ve been procrastinating tackling the subject ‘making decisions’ ironically, so it was only natural we made it here. I would always make excuses saying “it’s not my turn to decide what to watch”, or “I don’t sweat about the small stuff”, just so I could avoid being seen as the bad guy or just procrastinatingContinue reading “Decisive: How do you make good decisions?”

Alone: How do you embrace solitude?

Society puts a lot of pressure on us to stay socially active and focus on work, which means less time for ourselves. So in a world where individualism is hailed, why is solitude seen with suspicion? Here are some of the resources from the show: Sara Maitland speaks at the Radboud Reflects seminar: Jane MathewsContinue reading “Alone: How do you embrace solitude?”

Introvert: How to make being an introvert a superpower?

The dictionary definition of being an introvert is “a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things.” But is that really the case? Over the years, I’ve done multiple tests including the Myers-Brigg personality questionnaire, which all pointed out my introversion. Being an INFJ apparently means that despite cravingContinue reading “Introvert: How to make being an introvert a superpower?”

Grateful: How do you have an attitude of gratitude?

Yesterday was World Day of Happiness and since I began this journey last year, one of the key things that kept coming up in terms of happiness is gratitude as an attitude. Apparently learning to be grateful can help build kindness, empathy and therefore, in the long run happiness. So how do we cultivate gratitude?Continue reading “Grateful: How do you have an attitude of gratitude?”

Patient: How do we practice patience in a pandemic?

Patience is apparently a virtue but that’s something I’ve never been gifted with. And for the past year, in the social-distance and isolation, everyone’s ability to get things done quickly seems to have taken a second seat. Not to mention all the parents out there doing an incredible job juggling work and home life. So howContinue reading “Patient: How do we practice patience in a pandemic?”