A short children’s story

There was once a little girl who had a loving mother.

They were not very well to do but the mother made it a point to put healthy food on the table daily.

One day, when the girl was 10, her mother said, “You are now big enough to help…

Beyond sensual pleasure

For those who live according to the flesh are concerned with things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit with the things of the spirit. The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace.

For the concern of…

Becoming an influencer?

Introduction

Yes. I am now on Youtube. I was undecided at first, but somehow, in a flurry of excitement, grandiosity and unbridled desire for fun, I launched my YouTube channel; And I do not regret it.

Here are 3 reasons why:

Reason One: Low Risk — One does not become a star in a day

There is really minimal risk of over-exposure as compared to others posts on social media…

Flipping the Tapestry Around

“Even though the poor are often rough and unrefined, we must not judge them from external appearances nor from the menial gifts they seem to have received. On the contrary, if you consider the poor in the light of faith, then you will observe that they are taking the place…

The devil’s Strategy

“When the devil wants to attack anyone, he first of all looks to see what side his defences are weakest or in worst order; then he moves up his artillery to make a breach at that spot.” (St. Ignatius of Loyola)

Introduction

I have many sins, most of which are too…

Jesus was born in a humble stable

A Stable Birth

I like the joyful mysteries of the Rosary.

Of late, I have been enamoured with the third joyful mystery — the birth of Jesus in a humble stable, his mother exposed to all the elements.

In my opinion, his humble birth was certainly not by chance. …

Practical acts of virtues

“In order to become soundly virtuous, it is advisable to make good practical resolutions concerning particular acts of virtues and to be faithful in carrying them out afterwards. Without doing that, one is often virtuous only in one’s imagination.” (St. Vincent de Paul)

Introduction

What is behavioural therapy?

I call it…

Honing a Secure Attachment

Choice Theory

Choice Theory teaches that everybody has a choice.

No one can force another to be in a relationship. For a relationship to work, both parties need to walk towards each other, meet in the middle and say Yes.

And because life is hard and suffering abounds, it is not easy…

Combining Attachment Theory with Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Introduction

In my work as a mental health counsellor, I have noticed that many people including the patients themselves do not understand what Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders entail.

Some authors and practitioners black lsit these categories of clients rendering them untreatable or better left alone.

Yet, from my experience, I…

Insinuating and imperceptible

Oh how insinuating and imperceptible is the passion of pleasing men: it possesses even the wise! For the effects of other passions are easily seen by those who obey them and so bring those they possess to humility and mourning. But the efforts to please men clothes itself in the…

Denise Thong

Counsellor, Writer (Christianity, Children’s short stories)

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