President's Column

COVID-19, Social Isolation, and the New Science of Adaptive Loneliness

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Oct 6, 2020

We were born alone, we suffer alone, and we die alone. It becomes increasingly difficult to ignore this existential reality in the age of COVID-19, even for those with a sunny disposition. It is understandable why there is a heightened level of loneliness globally with mandatory lockdown and social isolation. If you are struggling with […]

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President’s Column

Coping with the Mental Health Crisis of COVID-19: A Resilience Perspective

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Apr 15, 2020

We are now living through an unprecedented time. COVID-19, the worst pandemic in modern history, has fundamentally changed life as we know it. Everyone’s life is disrupted. The virus is more contagious and deadly than anyone had expected. There seems no end to how bad things can become. In times of mortal danger, existential anxiety […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Four Proven Ways to Make Them Stick

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Jan 3, 2020

In this holiday season, life can be very stressful for many people. It can be due to too many festive activities or the awkward moments during family gatherings. It can also be due to the painful loneliness of spending Christmas and a new year alone and grieving the loss of loved ones or broken relationships. […]

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What is the Greatest Need Today?

Responsibility is the Key to Surviving and Thriving in Dangerous Times

Paul Wong

Posted Oct 4, 2019

In a democratic society, people are free to choose, but are not free from the consequences of their choices. A sense of responsibility towards the self, others, and a higher authority serves the important function of guiding people to make the right choices. Therefore, the survival and wellbeing of individuals and society depends on the responsible use of freedom.

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Let Your Vulnerability be Your Strength

Paul T.P. Wong

Posted Mar 23, 2019

Are you worried about being vulnerable? “Vulnerability” is derived from the Latin word vulnerare (to be wounded); it describes the potential to be injured physically and/or psychologically. Generally, people consider vulnerability as weakness and the opposite of resilience.

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Milestones—past and future

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Jan 4, 2019

I want to wish every Meaning Partner a Happy New Year! Looking back, it has been an exciting year with our 20th anniversary celebration for the INPM and my 80th birthday celebration.

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Meaning Therapy and the Toronto Van Attack

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted May 15, 2018

On May 6, I did a one-hour interview at the Fairchild TV Studio in Richmond Hill, Ontario, for their program Leisure Talk (大城小聚), which features special guests discussing topics of interest to the Chinese community in Canada. My topic happened to be meaning therapy as a way to help people live better and happier lives […]

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