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It’s summer in Vietnam, and with it comes the familiar expat exodus that accompanies the season.
Jun 21, 2017
We’ve always loved ice-cream in Ho Chi Minh City, but now we’re getting some new variations coming
Jun 21, 2017
It is difficult to express just how much I enjoy being a gastroenterologist. Not everybody gets to
Jun 20, 2017
Relaxing and learning to switch off from the daily stress that you encounter from daily life in
Jun 20, 2017
Douglas Holwerda

Douglas Holwerda

Douglas is an American trained psychotherapist, writer of the Dear Abby-esque monthly column in the Word, "Dear Douglas". He holds to the notion that the living of life is a creative endeavour... an eternal adventure without promises. And that we are both shaped by the journey and the shapers of what is possible. Our greatest hope is to find love and connection along the way. Live it all.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:46

Dealing with Anger and Conflict

This month resident therapist Douglas Holwerda answers an email from a woman who believes she has an anger problem.

Saturday, 03 June 2017 12:03

Suicide

This month, counsellor and psychotherapist Douglas Holwerda deals with the issue of suicide.

Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:40

Generation Gap

Here is a portion of a letter I received from a Vietnamese acquaintance of mine, who is currently studying abroad.

Friday, 17 March 2017 00:22

Looking for Love

Dear Douglas,

Monday, 27 February 2017 07:12

Self-Esteem

Dear Douglas,

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