OUR UNDERLYING BELIEFS
We are connected because of our desire for happiness and our aversion to suffering.
We All Have Issues
Humans are connected because not only do we all experienced pain and suffering, we have a tendency to keep reliving those afflictions. We don't have to be defined by our past.
We Can Build Better Versions of Ourselves
We can build better versions of ourselves, not only to prevent falling into the downward spiral, but to live a flourishing life.
We Can Create Meaning Beyond Ourselves
Happiness is about creating meaning that is greater than ourselves. Happiness is an outcome of how we think, what drives us, the relationships we have, and the community we serve.
Work with us, and take a data-driven approach towards well-being.
Our Positive Education programmes use games and interactive activities to help students and teachers learn well-being skills. The youth are our future.
We partner with organisations to identify drivers of well-being and to equip managers with the knowledge and tools to improve workplace well-being. People are at the heart of any organisation. If people are at their best, so will the organisation.
Through our community programmes, we endeavour to share well-being insights and skills that not only benefit ourselves but also inspires us to benefit others. Well-being skills should be accessible to everyone.
HAPPINESS IN WORKPLACES: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Did you know that Singaporeans rank amongst the top in work intensity in the world? Taking into account vacation days, leave and the share of employees who work more than 48 hours per week, we are second in the world, according to this 2019 study.Read More
WHAT IS MINDSET?
MINDSET – A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Many years back when I was serving in the military service, I dreaded the outfield experience the most. As this is a conscripted army, many Singaporean males would likely to share a similar experience. During outfield, we would be hot, sweating profusely, and dead tired in the tropical humid heat. Every Sunday night, when we had to book-in back into the camps, it was a pain emotionally and physically.Read More
WHAT DOES A GROWTH VERSUS FIXED MINDSET LOOK LIKE?
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE “There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch. Hare ran down the road for a while and then paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?”Read More
WHAT MY DOG TAUGHT ME ABOUT STRESS!
There are two types of stress – general stress and chronic stress. Everyone experiences stress. My dog, Ricco, is not exception. We are built with a stress response system – fight or flight – to help us survive. Within the fraction of a second when we perceive a threat, resources in our blood are channelled to our muscles – getting us ready for fight or take flight. Thus, the usual distribution of resources for growth, reproduction and digestion cease.Read More
SCREWED UP MOMENT PODCASTS
Screwed Up Moments was first organised to help de-stigmatise failure, and to share the message that it’s okay to fail, and it’s okay to try again. After 7 successful editions and 20 authentic stories from brave individuals, we wanted to create a more accessible platform for more people to hear about them.Read More
UNDERSTANDING RESILIENCE: ORIGIN, TECHNIQUES AND POSSIBILITIES
THE THINGS WE TELL OURSELVES DETERMINE OUR LIVES The things we tell ourselves determine our lives. It was a hot afternoon in July 2015. My whole life flashed across my eyes. Have you ever read a book and suddenly your life, along with its problems, seems to make sense?Read More
WHY IS SINGAPORE NOT HAPPIER?
Given that we are usually ranked amongst the top in any conceivable good indexes in the world, shouldn’t our happiness follow suit? We have amongst the world’s highest GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, and integrity in government and businesses. And according to the Programme for International Assessment (PISA), we also deliver one of the world’s best educations.Read More
THE JOY OF BREAKING OR FIXING THINGS
It is not uncommon to see viral videos of people in Singapore engaged in petty fights on social media nowadays. It is perhaps a symptom of a deeper issue we’re facing in Singapore – stress and pent up emotions, which manifests itself in ugly ways when they’re suppressed.Read More
#DIAPERDON – WHY TRUMP WILL NEVER GET DEPRESSED!
On Friday, 27 Nov, US President Trump tweeted angrily, “Twitter is sending out totally false ‘Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world. They make it up, and only negative ‘stuff’.”He did not refer to what trends but #DiaperDon was trending with many memes showing Trump seated behind a tiny desk, wearing voluminous pants (suspected to be hiding an adult diaper).Read More