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CBT Skills for a Good Life

Feb 13, 2022

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog post may be entirely true, entirely false, or somewhere in between. Reader discretion is advised. If in doubt, consult a medical or mental health professional.


I picked up a random CBT book...

High School CEO

Jan 15, 2022

I went to Berkeley with the aim of becoming a CEO. Naive and young as I was, I was inspired by the Hewlett Packard founders, who took HP to great heights, as documented in their book "The HP Way", which I read in high school. Never mind that...

Antidote Psalms

Nov 28, 2021

A Psalm for depression

Psalm 23 (ESV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
  He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
  He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
  for his name's sake.


Getting your ACT together

Nov 21, 2021

This blog post is meant to distil the content of the book The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris. If there is any copyright infringement warranted, please reach out via my email in the About page.

Inevitably, much is lost in translation when trying...

Celebrity Pastors

Oct 17, 2021

In the aftermath of the fall of Mars Hill church, it is a good time to explore the rise and fall of celebrity pastors, and what it actually means for the lay Christian. Because this is also happening everywhere in Malaysia.

A celebrity pastor...

Mercy, not Sacrifice

Aug 7, 2021

But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." – Matthew 9:13 (NIV)
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings. – Hosea...

Own Goal

Jul 25, 2021

Recently, I heard someone describe his literal own goal during an important football (soccer) match when he was younger. The own goal analogy was very apt in describing how I am feeling right now.

In an own goal scenario, we would want to determine...

404 Relationship Not Found

Jul 2, 2021

During the height of the recent MCO 3.0, my relationship failed. We were engaged and undergoing PMC. Something I said during that PMC didn't sit well with her. And this was two months before the scheduled wedding date.

After a few gruelling weeks of the relationship being in ICU, we broke it off.

What Makes You Happy?

Apr 14, 2021

A question that I occasionally get with regard to work is, "What do you want to do?", which can be translated as "What makes you happy (at work)?"

Frankly, it is a difficult question.

Don't Peak Too Early

Feb 21, 2021

I wonder where has my energy gone. In recent years I've been dealing with a lack of motivation, confidence, or desire to do anything. Mild depression perhaps, but generally just a lack of energy and enthusiasm for life.

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