When A Loved One Dies

I once heard the reminiscences of a 70+ year old man who lost his wife to cancer.

Aug 8

Categories: Depression, Emptiness, Happiness

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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The Money Delusion

Recently, a man named Jessie was in headline news. He was a gambling addict who lost millions to casinos. A few days ago, he went inside Resorts World Manila with armalite rifles and bottles with gasoline. He burned the casino tables and slot machines in the area. And then robbed millions worth of ...

Jun 1

Categories: Addictions, Gambling Addiction, Happiness

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Be light as a swift, not as a feather

I recently heard this sentence, "Be light as a swift, not as a feather".It's simplicity struck me for the images and meaning it elicited in my mind.In my corporate life and now as a counsellor I have spoken to many people who feel like a falling feather or a floating leaf, inexorably ...

May 30

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Christmas Materialism and Mental Health

This morning, as I was sipping my brewed coffee, I read a Christmas comment of Pope Francis (a psychologist himself) of the world's 1.2  billion Catholics. He remarked and decried that Christmas has always been "taken hostage" by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows. ...

Dec 27

Categories: Abortion, Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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“It’s too late when we die”

“It’s too late when we die”, this amazingly powerful reminder by Mike & The Mechanics seems to be topical to our modern, crazy, unnecessarily busy lives.Maybe you are the corporate employee who spends 10-12-14 hours at day in the office.

Dec 21

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Relationships ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Reflections On Being Perfect

It’s so easy to look in the mirror and think, rightly or wrongly, that we are a failure.We are constantly judging ourselves by the standards that others have placed upon us. Wealth, body image, house location, children’s school, holiday destinations or clothing are only a few of the ...

Dec 6

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Healing Your Self With Reality

British poet Thomas Eliot once wrote in 1935, “Human kind can not bear very much reality.” 30 years later, he as well as his loved ones were forced to bear reality. Thomas stopped writing – and breathing. It’s painful but it’s fact.

Jan 9

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Making the right choices

Life is stressful in modern times. Each one of us are multitasking to fit in the numerous demands of life daily. Often amidst the craziness of daily demands, life seems to spiral out control. We feel stressed, helpless, often wondering how we ended up where we are now.The good news is instead of ...

Jan 8

Categories: Career Development and Change, Happiness, Stress Management, ...

Written By:
Piyali Chakrabarti

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Self-Compassion

Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street, you can’t feel compassion for how difficult his or her experience is. ...

Nov 2

Categories: Happiness

Written By:
Anjum Mehmood Siddiqui

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3 Things to Transform Crisis into Opportunity

Sometimes things have to fall apart. We are trained , for the most part however, to look at crisis as a negative thing – a time that is filled with pain, loss and much suffering. Yet I wonder if this sort of thinking is serving us. What would happen if we were to look at the ...

Aug 31

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Happiness, Mindfulness

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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A Teaspoon of Novelty can Change Your Life

”When people are inspired , they have more brain real-estate” –  Says Julia Volkman of BrainBasics in this excellent article on ...

Jun 24

Categories: Happiness, Learning Difficulties, Positive Psychology

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Boost Your Happiness and Beat the Blues in 3 Easy Steps

I believe strongly that Happiness is Our Birthright. Yet so many of us, myself included, have days where we feel really bogged down by the pressures we might have at home or work, by ruminations on the past and concerns about the future. We wake up worried about the things we need to complete over ...

Apr 20

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Happiness, Self-Confidence

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal directed intervention whereby a trained animal is incorporated into the therapeutic process, promoting the improvement of human’s physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning. 1AAT is a therapeutic tool that can be utilized in the ...

Mar 16

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety, ...

Written By:
Maureen Huang, MSW, AASW

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Hardwiring Happiness - A Psychologist's Musings on her own Journey ...

I wake up this morning and don’t feel quite right - I can't quite put my finger on it at the moment, but already I have a niggling feeling this is going to be a difficult morning.My daughter was up all night with a runny nose and ended up sleeping most of the night in my bed - I on the ...

Feb 10

Categories: Happiness, Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Self-Sabotage : Are You Getting in the way of Your Own Happiness and ...

It’s not uncommon in therapy for me to work with clients who desperately want to achieve a personal goal – such as to be in a fulfilling relationship, save more money, lose weight, or find a dream job – yet somehow find themselves engaging in behaviours and beliefs which ...

Jan 13

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self ...

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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