Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in Asia. When commuting on public transport, most of us have probably felt like our ‘bubble’ has been invaded, especially on the MTR during peak hours. Our ‘bubble’, also known as personal space, refers to the distance between two individuals. According to the proxemic theory, interpersonal distance can be classified into four categories: Intimate distance – from 0 – 46
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After seeing glimpses of what therapy may look like in movies and TV shows, we may have formed the impression that therapy involves sitting in a dim room on a couch while talking to a therapist. While speaking about your problems is a part of therapy, there are other techniques that can help you to look at your challenges from another angle. These can add to your toolbox when managing
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“Work harder or you’ll never amount to anything?” – “You’re a bad friend, and no one really likes you anyway.” – “You are embarrassing.” – “You are stupid.” – “YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH!” We all have a nagging inner critic of self-doubt sitting on our shoulder and whispering nasty comments into our ear. This voice can be very strong and very convincing. Despite its harshness, we often believe that
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As the workplace continues to be reformed by technology, flexible work hours and the option of working from home, loneliness in the corporate world is becoming increasingly prevalent. According to a survey quoted by The Guardian, 42% of respondents felt that they did not have a close friend at work. Despite sitting in an office filled with colleagues, many employees experience loneliness at their workplace. It sounds ironic that one
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The people of Hong Kong have taken to the roads to express their disagreement with the proposed extradition bill. People protest to express their opinion and to urge their governments to make a meaningful change. But even though there may be no immediate success, many of us may find ourselves feeling emotional: inspired, empowered, elated, touched, or tingling with sensations that cannot quite be labelled. Why does protesting feel so
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Are you someone who claims to care about the environment, yet also sometimes drinks cocktails through a plastic straw? Are you someone who condemns dog meat farms in Korea, yet also sometimes indulges a steak? What does that say about you? Probably less than you think. You may be experiencing a value-action-gap: The gap we find between the values we hold and the actions we take. We may hold the
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