Are You An Internet Troll?

April 9th, 2015|Psychology|

"What do you think an Internet Troll is?" Teenagers of the 21st century would probably answer along the lines of: "To me... I guess they are the people whose sole purpose in life is to seek out people to argue with on the Internet." Internet trolls are the people who post controversial, irrelevant or emotionally-evoking [...]

5 Myths About Grief

April 1st, 2015|Grieving|

Imagine a slim, glass cup, tipped on its side from the edge of a sharp tabletop bench. Slowly, it sways side to side. Just a little bit. But that little bit was enough for it to begin free falling into the vast space of what seemed empty. It feels effortless, as it dives down, greeted [...]

Science Behind Reincarnation: “You know mum, you can come back alive after you die… just like how I did”

March 18th, 2015|Psychology|

Whether you may be in shocked or in disbelief about stories of reincarnation, there are at least 0.2% of the world's population who claim to have stories from their past. For some, it may seem a hoax to gain popularity however scientific studies have proven true for evidence in some cases. “You know… when I [...]

2015 Trending Social Media Platforms

March 5th, 2015|Social Media|

For the past 2 decades, the Internet has reached nearly every corner of the world. This has enabled citizens, activists, companies, journalists and governments to have unprecedented access to information and resources. Several countries have even made the Internet a 'legal right'. As humans inherently possess a drive for self-actualisation, 'social networks' were developed to become [...]

5 Ways A Funeral Home Can Help You

February 26th, 2015|Funerals|

Scenario: You're in room full of people. They console you, as you walk grudgingly towards the front of the chapel. They brush your shoulders with gentle touches, frowning to say: "I'm sorry", "I feel your pain" and "I hope you're okay". Honestly, all you can hear right now is tinnitus, stinging back and forth in your ear drums. [...]

2 Potential Futures Of Social Media

February 18th, 2015|Social Media|

The fate of Social Media resides in 2 paths. One which envisions social media platforms to be an online forum for the dead where beloved family and friends can post loving messages. Alternatively, social media platforms may just cease to exist - swiped off the Internet's interface like it never existed. Experts use the neologism [...]

Why People Close LinkedIn After Death

February 11th, 2015|How-to's|

Look at yourself in the mirror. What do you see? An accomplished person? OR are you not yet satisfied with who you are? Sometimes we simply forget the purpose of living. We get so caught up with portraying our 'perfect lives', when really, we don't really understand what defines perfection. What are we seeking to achieve [...]

Welcome To The Age Of Robotic Psychotherapy

February 6th, 2015|Technology|

Over the past decade, the development of a humanoid has been vague yet there are plans to integrate this 'humanoid technology' into our psychotherapeutic system. What are these implications on our patients? Is this further reliance on technology something humanity should really partake in? The most iconic research papers including New York University's paper run [...]

How To Close Twitter After Death

January 29th, 2015|How-to's|

Have you heard that social media platforms have…? A microphone feature that records your background conversations? Ability to access your browser history, data and location (even pinpoint your exact locational address)? Legal right to contain your online information for up to 90 days even AFTER you manually delete them? Contemporary Issues With Social Media I'm [...]

BEFORE Someone Dies – Some Preneed Thoughts

January 15th, 2015|Funerals|

The Saturday before Christmas, a woman called me desperate for help. Her 86-year-old father had just died in the hospital. She and her mother were seeking a burial plot for him. He was Russian Orthodox, so cremation was out – he had to be buried. The daughter and wife wanted a resting place with trees [...]