Shame, the darkest emotion

Shame, the darkest emotion

Art work by Kalok Ng Email: thekalokng@gmail.com Shame is the darkest emotion as it makes us feel like everything about us is wrong.  The difference between shame and guilt is that guilt tells us that our behaviour was wrong, where shame tells us that as a person we...
Fitness for Mental Health

Fitness for Mental Health

The mind and the body are connected.  When we are out of sync mentally, our body suffers.  When we are out of sync physically our mental health suffers.  Our central nervous system includes the brain and is wired marvelously to nerve endings through out our entire...
Why am I still single?

Why am I still single?

Many people ask themselves, “Why am I still single?” “Am I unloveable?” Often we ask ourselves these questions because we are putting to much pressure on finding “the one.” Finding the right partner requires confidence, patience and...

Understanding your teenager

Parents and teenagers often get frustrated with one another because they feel as if they are misunderstood and unheard.  As a parent, if you understand some of the developmental needs of a teenager, you may feel less stressed when they act out.   Here are some key...

Love and attraction

Attraction is both physical and psychological. Psychologically we may be attracted to people for many reasons. We tend to be attracted to people who: have the same or complete opposite personality traits as we do, seem familiar because we see them often, or remind us...
Increasing Self-Confidence

Increasing Self-Confidence

Standing in the train or lift can be a scrutinising experience in Hong Kong, as well as other international cities. We all like to look at our peers to socially compare ourselves to them, and them to us. This increases or decreases our false sense of self.  The false...
Becoming confident after abuse.

Becoming confident after abuse.

If you have been abused as a child or as an adult, you might feel worthless.  If as a child you underwent neglect, rejection or abuse from your parents, confidence might be harder to find.  A child who has experienced verbal abuse and neglect will begin to believe...
Meditation into the unknown

Meditation into the unknown

This script can be used word for word or can be improvised.  Feel free to add your own meditation practices into this for your own personalised experience. Feel free to sit with each pause or line for as long or as little as you need. A Meditation Into the Unknown...