What is the colour of your Plumbob?

In my previous blog post about gamifying your life by using the need gauges in The Sims series, I mentioned that it is important to identify what needs are important to us in life and identify if these need gauges needed to be replenished. In this post, I will be discussing how those need gauges impact our state of wellbeing. In The Sims series, there is a diamond looking prism hovering on top of the character that you control. This coloured prism is called a Plumbob. The mai

Your need gauges in Life!

The first Sims game was released on 4 February 2000, that was 21 years ago! I remember enjoying the game from the aspect of creating and controlling this Sims character in the game. It is almost like I can do so much that a teenager couldn't. I don't think there is an end goal in the Sims game, or at least I don't think there is one. Let me know if there is one! There are 6 different need gauges in The Sims video game and the goal is to make sure we meet the needs of each nee

Counsellor, I choose you! A guide to choosing the 'right' counsellor (Part 1)

Mental health is becoming a forefront topic of discussion in this generation with social media accounts sharing their experiences around the journey of wellbeing, challenging the stigma of mental and emotional health and promoting awareness in the topic of mental health. While it is encouraging to see the world is acknowledging the importance of mental health and being more open to discussing it, it was saddening to read news where a minority of people are exploiting others'

A new beginning

Hello everyone and welcome to a new beginning! I have always been a blogger during my adolescence/ young adult period but has stopped once I have entered the working world. From Bloggers to Tumblr, it was always about my personal journey, thoughts and interests. However, ever since I started my work as a counsellor in New Zealand, I always wanted a space for me to explore and record my journey as a beginning counsellor. It is a challenging journey - being a counsellor - becau