This poem is a tribute to everyone out there who is suffering from any form of mental issues. There is just not enough awareness and information on mental health. Yet, millions of people across the world are suffering from a variety of mental issues.
They say I am fearless but crazy. They tell me that I am making a huge mistake and I will live to regret it. Behind my back, they snicker and say that I am a reckless and irresponsible mother. That I am not only ruining my own life, but my daughter's as well. They cannot imagine WHY I would ...
In the past, I have always confused love with attachment. I was always seeking something in return from my object of desire. I needed constant affirmations from the person I adored. In fact, I was running on empty and was searching to be filled up from someone else. I did not realise that attachment is more about fear and dependency. Attachment is more about self-preservation and self-gratification. This was why most relationships fall apart. People feed off on one another, instead of nurturing each other.
We cannot heal by ignoring the ugliness in our history, or by wishing to disguise the causes of our brokenness.
We can never heal by adding more hurt, negativity or cracks. We can only heal and move forward in the most beneficial way by forgiveness, understanding and compassion
It all began when a dear Singaporean friend told me about a man with white hair who builds houses for the poor and is turning every slum in the Philippines into a middle class community, and that his NGO is the only platform that unites the rich and the poor, competing brands and businesses, and even rival politicians.
“We are different. We eat different foods, pray to different Gods and wear different skin colours. But we are sisters bound by friendship and love. Because love means peace for all. With love, everyone wins. ” ~ Shirley Maya Tan
Courage means different things to different people. For some, it takes courage to just get out of bed and face the day. For others, it is about breaking another barrier or limiting belief in themselves. To me, nothing demands more courage than opening my heart to love and allowing someone else in. That is the scariest thing to me. Because ...
Growing up in Asia, I did not believe that I could have it all and still be a girl. Here, the value of being a female and male is visibly communicated from households, schools to work places, the society and the media. It did not dawn on me that I was of the weaker sex ...
"The wait is long, my dream of you does not end." ~ Nuala O'Faolain When I was much younger, I used to dream that a Mr. Right would come along, and everything would turn out as it should be. I thought that I would recognise him the moment I saw him. I would just know. Like ...