© 2017 by Vicky Tan.

January 16, 2019

The new year is often a good time to stop and reflect on what you want and how to get there - but I'm not really one for grand resolutions. I'm more about thinking about this in a low-key way.

October 9, 2018

How to remind yourself to use coping skills and other helpful things - and using memes to do this.

March 27, 2018

Sometimes, painful experiences leave us feeling like we're bad just for existing and needing things. Artist Yao Xiao shows how to change that into appreciation.

January 25, 2018

When I first started studying psychology, I remember trying to explain to my parents that no, therapy is not about "fixing people" and no, people can't "just get over" mental illness. I recently came across a useful analogy that describes the counselling process by...

December 13, 2017

People often have difficulty telling others how much they appreciate them. Here are some ways to use "descriptive praise" to encourage others.

November 7, 2017

Lately, I've been hearing a lot of people going through hard times downplay their pain and problems. Here are three ways to cope.

October 27, 2017

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