Unlocking Childhood Trauma

As part of my recent journey into meditation and mindfulness, I’ve started reading books written by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, such as Work, How To Eat, and How To Sit. Today, as I was trying out a new sitting meditation, I literally entered an experience where I think I unlocked one of…

Entering Vegetarianism

People who know me also know I consume a lot of meat products, and less carbs, to balance my protein needs and reduce refined sugar intake. However, many don’t know that at certain points of my life, I regularly ate vegetarian food. Such as in my first job, vegetarian food for lunch was more often…

Dealing with Grief

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged what I feel. I’ve been dealing with grief for almost 2 years, why I say so is because it just started 2 years ago and has just been increasing. Two years ago, an aunt passed away after progressively losing her muscle activity. I last saw her when…

Introverted Women – Coping Strategies

Introverted women, beautiful as we are, sometimes get overwhelmed by life. This month, even as I was coming up with coping strategies for introverted women, I’ve experienced a big wave due to a major change in my job. I struggled with feeling lousy about myself, being discouraged, wondering whether I’m a useless person, and apprehensive…

The Optimist Creed

The Optimist Creed Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To…

Watercolours

Through the intervention of a friend, I mustered up the courage to venture into art in 2020. Teenage trauma in Sec 2 was a huge reason why I refused to draw, paint or consider art as a hobby. Confronted with a large canvas and zero knowledge of acrylic painting, I turned to the trusty YouTube…

Julesofsingapore.com is back!

Hi everyone, my julesofsingapore.com blog is back! And there have been several interesting developments in the last couple of years that my blog was down. I started a travel-focused blog at julesthetraveller.com where you can read about my travels, explorations with food and reviews, with the occasional muse. I’ve also started a fiction blog at…

Why Floral Table Arrangements Are Such Underrated Gifts

Floral table arrangements are beautiful creations that can be used for a wide variety of occasions. They can be customised to your desires and set the mood for any space. Credit: El’s Blossoms To understand why floral table arrangements are underrated gifts, I interviewed El’s Blossoms for some insights. 1. What occasions are floral table…

Why Do Successful Women Stay In Abusive Relationships?

Before you judge these women, understand first why they choose to stay in abusive relationships. You may know a beautiful woman who seems to have gotten her life together successfully, except she harbours a dark secret of how her boyfriend abuses her when no one is looking. Abuse doesn’t only come in the form of…

How I Lost 5+kg of Weight In 90 Days (Over The Holidays Somemore)

Since giving birth to my second child, it’s been a never-ending struggle to lose weight. I weighed almost 80kg before giving birth, and took a few months to lose weight until 65kg, running once a week. But then I gave up on health. My second boy was very difficult to look after at night. He would…