Trust Issues: Why Is It So Hard?

Trust and respect – Many things in life are earned, and they can be much harder to obtain than the running numbers in your bank account. Relationships, be it between partners, men and women, friends and peers, colleagues and employers, or even within extended family members, rely on the fundamentals of trust. Making someone place their…

In the Eye of the Beholder

We have always heard the phrase – “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But is it limited to the area of beauty? Or is there more than meets the eye? Science has mentioned that chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humanity, with a match of almost 98.8% in terms of DNA. Yet, the…

Do You Seek Acceptance?

The crave for inclusion and acceptance is probably one of the underlying cause of one’s struggle with happiness. As we grow, one faces a constant need to be accepted, varying from family, friends, workplace, employer, love, spouse, spouse’s family and even kids. We have all been there – looking at the cool kids in the…

What is the Quality of Life You Seek?

We often chase after someone else’s life, hoping to make that the purpose of ours – wanting what they have, envying what they got, wishing we have it all. But sometimes, their life may not be what you want after all. If you are not careful, you may find all that you are chasing after,…

Sharing is Caring, or Is It?

We, being social creatures, have the undying urge to share (let’s forget  territorial for now). Isn’t that great that we can now leverage on this idea to project our voice or simply earn some income? They come in many different names. Some calls them share economy, shareconomy, collaborative economy, peer economy and the list goes…

“I Am Bored…”

8, is the average time people access their FaceBook account, with 76% of their users reportedly accessing it daily. This does not include the other internet channels or social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp or the more popular WeChat and Line in Asia Pacific. How did everyone end up spending so much time…

How to Start Having Meaningful, Loving Relationships?

Another advertisement, another campaign has been put up on getting young couples together, building up their love’s nest and ultimately, having children. A major concern for many developed countries – increasing population growth to complement the nation’s building efforts. Yet, there has been little or no improvements… The OECD’s report on average age for marriage…

What are You Hearing Yourself Say?

The voice we hear within, the constant inner discussion we have with ourselves, is extremely crucial in our actions and behaviours. Everyone, be it old or young, men or women, any races, have a voice within us that speaks. These monologues are often called self-talk. The inner critique determines a lot on how we perceive…

One Sure Method to Attain Happiness

Happiness – If everyone in the world is able to attain this elusive state, wouldn’t the world be a better, peaceful and fun-filled place? The whole idea of positive psychology, which has taken the world by storm (and some may even cult), is revolving around the idea of happiness. This word, although a letter short…

8 Greatest Lessons I Learned (at 32.)

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs Looking at the achievements of people around my age, I will crumble into nothingness and maybe, disappear from the rest of the world. There…

“We Want It NOW!”

My brother is a fan of instant coffee. He has one every morning and in his kitchen cabinet, there are at least 3 bags of instant coffee sachets of different variety all the time – white coffee, low sugar coffee, caramel flavoured coffee, brand A or brand B, and the list goes on. One day I…

How to Find Your Passion?

If I were to ask Google the question of “how to find your passion“, I will receive around 29 million answers or pages, telling me more or less the same things. But how many of us can truly say that we have found our passion? Or rather, how many of us have been spending all…