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Autumn Conversations: “Be The Author Of Your Life” by Yasmine Khater

Published by Autumn on June 30, 2021 What is at the heart of your motivation? As a kid with mixed heritage, I would hear comments of all the reasons why I was weird. As a result, I was so shy, bullied, and felt so misunderstood. I did not speak up and hated the idea of someone seeing me. Until one day in University, Sami who was part of the student union asked me to introduce myself. Instead, I kept stuttering, looked down, so embarrassed. He let me off the hook, and the remaining session, I felt so uncomfortable. He came up to

Depression: What I Wish I Had Known

"How To Identify And Deal With Depression" by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 15 January 2020, http://www.healthhub.sg Learn how to spot the signs of depression, get help and manage your mental wellbeing. Signs of Depression It is normal to feel sad when we lose a loved one, fail an exam, or even end a relationship. However, when feelings of sadness is prolonged and affects our daily lives, it is symptomatic of depression. Other signs of depression include: A loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed Weight loss or weight gain; or decrease or increase in appetite Difficulty falling asleep

3 Health and Diet Tips That Every Woman Needs To Know

"Diet Tips for Women's Health" by National Health Group, 25 May 2021, http://www.healthhub.sg Women’s Health and Cholesterol As women age, the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis increases, especially after menopause. The fatality rate for heart disease and stroke are 1 in 3 for women. But not many are aware of these 'silent killers' when it comes to women’s health. As a woman ages, her risk of heart disease increases, especially after menopause. After menopause, LDL-Cholesterol, the so-called 'bad' cholesterol levels rise and estrogen levels drop. A decline in estrogen plus an unhealthy lifestyle lead to an increase in heart

4 Simple Dietary Guidelines for Good Heart Health

"Heart Health - Basic Dietary Guidelines" by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 24 May 2021, http://www.healthhub.sg The following are basic dietary guidelines to help you make the right choices on foods to maintain a healthy heart. Moderate Your Sodium Intake Sauces, canned and processed foods contain a high content of sodium so a minimal amount of these products should be consumed. Taste your food first before adding salt or sauces. If necessary, do so sparingly. Avoid salted and preserved food, such as ikan bilis (dried anchovies), salted eggs, luncheon meat, sausages and ham. Ask for less gravy or sauce

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