LIVING EXAMINED LIVES
Welcome to my virtual space. This is the place to be if you like a growth companion (成长伙伴) – growth towards a better self in the area of mental health (精神健康), growth in relationship insights (人际关系的智慧) and spiritual growth (灵性的成长). I am not alone on this mission to be your growth companion. Whether you are an individual, a family, a couple, a group, a community, or even a company, you got a professional growth companion here, if you need one!
On this opening page, I welcome you with open arms my life experiences, learning, training, networks, opportunities; those visible and not visible. Those who are not visibly here are my quiet supporters, strong advocates, prayer warriors. They are by no means less significant than those I can show you pictorially here. They are my family, friends, brothers-in-arms, mentors, coaches, counselors, spiritual leaders, community and grassroots leaders, colleagues, mentees, supervisees, students and even clients.
Growth starts from being able to examine our lives. Our lives have to still move along as we examine it. We are not machines or robots where we can be stopped or rebooted; not to mention have an upgraded code written and patched into our operating system. Thus, the active word here is “Living”. Constantly, we want to be living examined lives. The examination of our lives is not done and cannot be done in silos, void of space and time? In a more privileged situation, you may have the luxury of checking into a retreat center or hotel to take time out and examine areas of your lives for improvements.
For most of us, we are rushing from place to place or doing one thing after another daily. Most of the time not because we want to, but because we have to? And this is often true for the younger ones today! We are here, therefore, for the 13 to 30 – we are here for the teenagers, for those in college and university, for the young professionals, for the young couples, for the young families, families who may have teenagers. I focus on three areas of my strengths or calling as your growth companion. The brain, adolescence development, and spirituality.