May 31, 2020

Times have changed; We are living during a global pandemic and life as we knew it no longer exists. Most of us have been on lockdown in our homes for at least two months and all of our hopes, dreams, and plans are at the least interrupted, and some are put on hold for now. However, we are strong and we know that life must go on so we are learning how to do things differently. This year, CandleX’s annual workshop with Elite Sch...

August 27, 2019

Fresh off our successful photo exhibit at Camera Stylo, CandleX’ popular series of workshops on Professional Anxiety is back! Last month our Texas-born superstar counsellor Kindall gave another workshop on stress at work, this time in collaboration with BARE and held at WeWork Dongdaqiao. In case you haven’t made it to one of her workshops yet, here are more tips on how to deal with professional anxiety.

1. Identify your person...

December 19, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well it certainly did on December 2 when CandleX hosted its inaugural 'Carols by Candlelight'. More than 70 people gathered at Portal Cafe to sing along to Christmas carols led by singers from acapella group Jing Sing. 

With songbooks and candles in hand, they sang a selection of favourite Christmas songs including Away in a manger and Jingle Bells. Jing Sing also performed a few songs...

October 11, 2017

As a celebration of World Mental Health Day on October 10, CandleX’s World Mental Health Week took place during the second week of October with the goal to promote mental health among Beijing communities. We collaborated with an old friend of ours: Moishe House. Together, we organized a special yoga session, and facilitated a community discussion on depression and bipolar disorder.

In addition to the usual stretches of regular...

April 7, 2017

On the 19th of March, 2017 CandleX held its second Emotional Wellbeing Workshop, as a part of its Bipolar Disorder Awareness Campaign. These workshops are a major part of the community education pillar of the campaign. The second workshop took place at the W_Stage Beijing at World Culture Open, at Dangdai MOMA. The workshop lasted for more than two hours (way longer than originally planned due to participants enthusiasm) and w...

December 28, 2016

While CandleX’s primary focus is spreading awarenes of depression and mental health in Beijing, we are exploring reaching more audiences outside Beijing by engaging in an interactive way. Candlex’s founder, Xiaojie, via WeChat gave a talk on mental health to the audience of WeClub, a Hong Kong based organization. There were 28 participants, 70% of which were women. Half of the participants were from Hong Kong and half from mai...

December 5, 2016

On November 8, 2016, CandleX was invited to speak at the biweekly British Cub of Beijing meeting on mental health. The British Club is run by a team of international volunteers who live in and around Beijing and Shunyi. Their program of activities is aimed at entertaining and informing members and guests on different aspects of life in Beijing.

Through this talk, Marco wanted to inform and educate the audience on the reality, n...

October 21, 2016

In recent months, the Beijing community has been showing a growing interest in the topic of depression. This month, we were invited by JingKids to offer a gender perspective to it. Upon invitation to attend their monthly salon, we are honored to have Enoch (pen name: Noch Noch) represent the organization and share her experience as a mother and a female executive who has suffered from depression.

The talk took place at Sanfine...

October 8, 2016

In Beijing, we have a growing concern for women’s health in particular on depression and anxiety. To address that, Beijing Women’s Network hosted the “Healthy Living Series: Depression and Anxiety for Modern Beijing Women” community talk at Bookworm joined by Beijing Mindfulness Center, CandleX and professional counselor Ms Iris Ran Liu.

It was Wednesday evening, September 14th, and the skies were covered in an all too familiar...

September 19, 2016

In recent months, we’ve seen a growing effort, from various communities, to address depression in Beijing. One of them is French Lab, an NGO that hosted a panel discussion about mental health. Candlex was honored to be invited to join the panel along with other inspiring community leaders.

On 16th Aug 2016, The French Lab hosted an excellent panel discussion as part of their Be Inspired series. The panel was entitled: How to St...

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