October 2, 2016 Jason 1 comment

Happy shiny people, smile! That’s if they are not annoying the hell out of everybody else.   World-wide, there’s this tiny emerging movement against all things happy and positive. I say emerging because while the pro-sadness tribe have been around for some years they are only cautiously embraced. It’s still not politically correct to tell…

September 12, 2016 Jason No comments exist

I’ve spent the last few weeks reading The Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, an autobiography by an American lawyer who grew up in the dirt-poor Appalachian region of the United States. If you’ve ever heard of “white trash,” that’s what he is, according to him. His people are poor, vulgar-mouthed, straight-talking, violent, mean (and always…

May 15, 2016 Jason No comments exist

This morning on BBC radio (yes, Millennials, people do listen to radio and it was with my iPhone), I learned about Gretta Vosper and was immediately intrigued by her story. You see, she’s a pastor in a Toronto-based church. But she doesn’t believe in God or Jesus…

May 14, 2016 Jason No comments exist

The field of coaching in Singapore is wide, and solutions-focused brief coaching is relatively new. I’d like to find out how much you know about coaching and your future plans.   Please click to answer three simple questions. This will only take five minutes. Help me to provide a relevant and better practice for you.  …

May 14, 2016 Jason No comments exist

The title is a tad dramatic. It’s taken from a book authored by Hal Elrod. His point is that we can improve our lives by starting the day right. It makes sense. Calm mind, calm body.   He recommends doing meditation, giving ourselves positive affirmations, exercising, and reading and writing to focus on personal growth….

April 24, 2014 Jason No comments exist

Welcome to The Doing Well Centre. We are a coaching and therapy centre focused on facilitating adults and children. Many have come here for strengths coaching: they find out about their character and ability strengths, learn resilience and mindfulness-based practices in order to build concentration and self-confidence (for example, during public speaking), and reduce mental…

December 20, 2013 Jason No comments exist

Have you registered for the Mindfulness Workshop on 8 August 2015? Registration is limited to 10 people and closes tomorrow! Email jason@doingwellcentre.com. A S$15 fee will be charged for the two-hour session. Wishing you a purposeful 2014 that’s filled with mindful awareness of each passing moment. You can now find me on Facebook.

November 30, 2013 Jason No comments exist

I found this poster on Facebook so enlightening and true of work life today. How often has cost trumped capabilities to the detriment of the company’s future. If more companies can begin to take the People-Up approach, then they would get many more happier, motivated and loyal employees. The People-Up approach describes seeing employees as…

November 18, 2013 Jason 1 comment

There is a delightfully sardonic article on misery and how to nurture it circulating on the internet. It touches on the secondary gain miserable people get – yes, there are benefits to acting dour – and why some of us exhibit defensive pessimism. There are also some useful observations about manipulative personalities. I happen to…

November 14, 2013 Jason No comments exist

Cookie Monster always made cookies delectable. Just now when I took out this one digestive biscuit from the fridge, I flashed back to when I truly enjoyed eating cookies in front of the TV when Sesame Street played. That was … erm … never mind when. Who knows if those cookies were trans-fat traps but…