Happy weekend, everyone! These past few weeks, I've noticed on my Facebook wall numerous people shared the status on Harry Potter's 20th anniversary. I can't believe how fast time flies! I was not a good reader when I was young. My mom used to tell bedtime stories for me and my twin brothers, but never … Continue reading Drowning into Books
As I lay myself to sleep, I turn on the radio and stumbled into a talk about sex. The speaker is called 'an expert' of sexual life (I missed the first part of introduction). This type of talk is one form psychoeducation, in which psychologists are responsible to educate society regarding certain topics. The objective … Continue reading Psychoeducation: Trip to Hell or Understanding
Yes, I am a psychologist. It is interesting to notice the first impression of others when they ask me about my job. Mostly they will ask, "Don't you feel stressed out listening to others in daily basis?" Or "What kind of problems that people share with you?". Even though I'm working in a big city … Continue reading “I am a Psychologist”. Sorry, what?
One occupational hazard of being a psychologist is I tend to observe everything around me - what I heard, what I see and what I read between the lines. People may express their feelings and emotions in many ways. And the other party also owns their own ways to be reactive. Today I want to … Continue reading Feeling Unlovable
Yesterday I attended a workshop held by a psychological center in Surabaya. There were 3 speakers, but there was a young female speaker who captivated me. She was in her early 30, energetic, smart and owned a deep understanding what she was talking about. The third speaker was a father of 3 in his 40s. … Continue reading What Are Your Reasons of Living?
This is my first long business trip - 10 days. During the first three days, I learned a lot from my colleagues and I saw a lot more. One of my colleague quote the movie 'Up in The Air' as a true story, especially if you're flying a lot for what-so-called a Business Trip. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Business Trip is Only A Title
As I am writing this post, I stand at 'Doctor Lounge' in a hospital where I work as a Psychologist. I look through a big window and I see an old almost-die car at the parking lot. Interestingly, the car is parked at one of those lots for 'doctors only'. While looking down at the … Continue reading The Importance of Image (Is that really important?)
On my flight to Australia, I read a book by Scott Peck - the well known 'The Road Less Traveled'. I reached the second big theme, Love. He wrote that love is an act of courage and a hardwork. Love is effortful, unlike falling in love, which is effortless. When the two persons are out … Continue reading 65th Wedding Anniversary? Surely A Hardwork!
Many people say that they love traveling. They enjoy the fun of doing it and how each travel can add happiness to their bucket of happiness. But what is the real definition of traveling? How can you define traveling? For me, traveling is a media. Of course, traveling can also be a goal to achieve. … Continue reading Life Itself is A Traveling
When we are facing problems, especially the kind of problems that need us to be sympathetic , we tend to choose - should I think over this problem? or should I just let my feeling take over. It seems simple, but it is the kind of consideration that everyone has. Let's follow interesting conversation between … Continue reading Thinking? Feeling? Which One?