But trauma isn’t just about events of big proportions.

Anything that happens too fast, sudden, and/or too much for our bodies to cope with — anything that causes our stress response to go into overdrive — can become a potential form of trauma.

In other words, trauma is a disruption and disconnection to our sense of safety and trust when certain events, people and places in our life overwhelm us.

Individuals who live with the gnawing pain of trauma, especially traumas born out of ruptures and betrayals in relationships over their lifetime, often struggle with self-regulation in their life. Daily living dishes out immense challenges when we are hit with an array of intense emotions, numbing, or swarming thoughts.

More on trauma and the mind-body connection

Hello there, Welcome to Spring Equinox 2022, where we find (nearly) an equal length in day and night everywhere in the world. In other words, we’ve officially arrived in Spring 2022! Are you noticing any difference around you?...

Wintering may seem and feel like a foreign concept to us, something that only travel can offer, but wintering has always been an opportunity Nature offers to rest, reset, and repair after seasons of energetic working, creating, blooming, and harvesting are over.

Part 1 of this issue was a call to welcome spring; an invitation to notice sprouts in different parts of your life. What sprouts have you noticed in your life since? I'd like to share a few more of my observations with you in part 2 of this issue.

We've entered into another season of spring. It may be hard to notice seasonal changes in sunny Singapore, but springtime offers all of us an opportunity to take a momentary pause. In that pause, observe the seedlings that are sprouting out of different parts in our lives — our daily routines, relationships, health and mental health, work, etc.

Life finds a way — with a little help from each other, we found the last few days of 2020. How is your heart doing at this moment, as we drift into the last of 2020 and the beginning of phase 3 in Singapore? I’d like to share this poem with you that brings a gentle reminder of balance