Another Lesson to Sea

This one is about encouragement. And the trickle effect it really can have… The other day I posted about how I was catching more waves...

A Kid-Centered World

My last post touched on the importance of early childhood development. Here's a story highlighting the courageous Brian Bulcke, a former...

Beneath the Surface

What a difference between this past quarter and last. I went from posting nearly every day to barely at all. And not because I haven't...

The Three Brains

Life is not simple. It is dynamic. So often in this dynamism, we have to categorize what we are contemplating simply to make sense of...

To Be a Smuggler

Yesterday in Dr. Ling Lam's Foundations of Psychotherapy and Personality Development class, we learned about the concept of "smuggling."...

Pre-Vent

The day starts with a sense of not really wanting to get out of bed. Usually I am an early riser. Listening to the body, I sit to read as...

Dis-Traction

Traction. What is traction? Recently becoming a master's student of counseling psychology, a common topic coming up between us students &...

The Everyday Costumes

Yesterday, being Halloween, my sister says to me, "Can you imagine if people dressed up in costumes every day?" I actually think I can....

A Handy Headspace

If someone hands you a hammer, they might firstly have to show you how to use it. Once you learn, it becomes easy to identity when it's...

Shame Attacking the Musturbating

So often, the world of therapy can appear dark and grim. Dealing with our unwanted thoughts, or even, traumatic events. In my readings...

Ileana's School of Hope

The African proverb states, "It takes a village to raise a child." It's also a village that can harm one. This past weekend, I had the...

Back in the UPSR

Tracking. Are you tracking your client? No, this doesn't mean giving someone a number or following their whereabouts. Rather, in the...

Workplace Friction

Walking into Stanford University's design school (d.school) Monday evening sparked an overwhelming sense of "home." Attending an event...

Core Mindfulness

"Core Mindfulness," a component of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), stemming from a Buddhist principle technique. It's prefaced by...

Roger(s) That.

Carl Rogers, founder of person-centered therapy, is largely known for his practice of "reflective listening." "It is the client who knows...

When You Point the Arrow Inwards

My Darling, When you point the arrow inwards, I am hoping you will see. When you point the arrow inwards, The love that you show me. When...