Tag Archives: Children

Goldman Sacks

This is easily the best article I have read on banking in quite a while. The original article is on the NYTimes page. This is a repost. It was written by Greg Smith.

TODAY is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it. Continue reading

The Desire For What’s New, Shiny and Better Than Yours!

Recently the topic of Materialism, Happiness and who’s got a more expensive bag surfaced again, be it with friends or comments from friends. Louis Vuitton opened its first floating shop in Singapore too. I guess the bad economy didn’t dampen the spirit of More. So a story crept into my mind after lunch. Continue reading

I Want I Want I Want and The Demise of Happiness

Genevieve walks like a princess, talks like a princess and behaves like a princess. She lives in a lavish mansion, complete with a gardener, a butler and even a barista. Pink, white and gold silk are her choice of fabric. Her father tells her that he is a gardener and grows beautiful flowers that make people happy, but she never believes him; Why would a gardener have fierce looking bodyguards? Her mother tells her that she is an accountant for she keeps father’s money in check by exchanging them for anything from handbags to cars. Genevieve has never believed her mother; Why would an accountant not know how to read? Continue reading

Too Many Cooks Spoil The Soup

This story applies to every thing you do especially when it involves your loved ones. You do your best for them but you never understood why they have never appreciated your efforts. If you have experienced this in the past, this story is for you:

Last time, I told daddy that I wanted to learn how to play tennis. Daddy was delighted! He sent me to learn with a friend of his who teaches people how to hit those fuzzy green balls. Continue reading

Can You Truly Live if You Live with Your Parents?

Click on this picture for an article by Psychology Today

I watched the Black Swan recently and Natalie Portman’s performance has pirouette-d me dizzy. What I liked most about the show is the portrayal of the relationship between the character’s mother and daughter. The character’s mother personifies many of the traits that I observe in some of my client’s parents. Love like a rose vine, beautiful yet constricting. Continue reading

Love and Relationships: Paulo Coelho

Ok I made a mistake, these are hedgehogs. Cute nonetheless!

I came across this from Facebook and I’m sharing it here. I really like this short post. Its a sweet little story.  All text in this story is by Paulo Coelho and you may read his blog from the link at the bottom. Continue reading

The Cruel Ways of Expectation

Hypnosis for Children

Hypnotherapy in Singapore has made the news! Last monday, an article about hypnosis was published on our local paper. After the article was published, there were an increased number of appointments over the past week. Although the article did end with a cautionary note from a psychiatrist who didn’t know much about hypnosis, it is still a good read. There is one problem though, when parents send their children to see us hypnotherapists, sometimes, the problems do not lie solely with the children. Continue reading