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How Many People in Singapore Feel at Times

The advert is directed at something else, but I saw the picture of the woman on the bus, I immediately thought stressed and squeezed. And somehow it was apt that it was raining that day. Some days we all feel … Continue reading

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The Anxiety of Singapore’s Work Culture & In Praise of Idleness

I am increasingly unable to bear the crushing anxiety that bears down upon me nightly. It is the reason for the insomnia and daily nightmares. I am in a constant state of fear and guilt. Guilt arising from any form … Continue reading

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Famous People Paralysed by Panic Attacks

Shania Twain’s Panic Attack when Confronting the Best Friend who Stole her Husband. Nicole Kidman’s panic attacks after her break-up with Tom Cruise. Britney Spears had panic attacks before her world tour in 2009 Robert Pattison of Twilight fame suffers … Continue reading

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Emotionally Draining Day

It’s been a hard day. I’ve been on a mental emotional roller-coaster. I feel so drained right now. Glad that one of my loved ones is ok for the moment and I hope out of the woods soon. Someone close … Continue reading

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10 Things You May Not Know About Panic Attacks

When I first heard about panic attacks triggered by unusual causes I was one of the guilty ones who immediately thought ‘strange‘. I now can relate to why Billy Bob Thorton might be afraid of antiques and Nicole Kidman of … Continue reading

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The Panic Attacks Are Back

I have nothing against Ryan Reynolds, but Buried is one movie I can never watch.  I feel just as confined, trapped and anxious in much larger spaces than the underground tomb in which Ryan’s character is buried.  Especially when one … Continue reading

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A Minimalist, Serene Life

I feel frazzled, stressed and poor, by a consumerist society that is continually telling me what you need to own in order to be happier. It made me wonder if there was a healthier way to live.  Well there is. … Continue reading

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Why Work Sucks Today

Since the Millenium I have noticed society changing.  The change for the worse seemed abrupt to me, especially at work, where the office once a place to fulfill your vocation and do an honest’s day’s work, became a place filled … Continue reading

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Slow Down Now

I came across this fabulous website that I need to share. It’s The International Institute of Not Doing Much. I am comforted that they call out multitasking for what it is – a moral weakness. All this is done tongue … Continue reading

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When You Work with Insufferable Idiots

1. Sometimes I wonder, am I such delightful company that when it’s time to leave the office and I have completed all my urgent tasks you feel compelled to dump something at me at 6 pm? And it’s always at … Continue reading

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