To Become More of Myself

I was 20 the first time I remember meeting someone who was unequivocally and unapologetically themselves. There was something about their presence that was so vibrant, and so unedited that was deeply refreshing. He was my professor in Social Psychology in second year Uni. I remember thinking, I want to be like that -someone thatContinue reading “To Become More of Myself”

The Quick Fix for Mental Health

When I started reading about psychology, I was ravenous to “figure everything out”. I could not get enough of learning about our patterns, how to deal with emotions, and to find out how normal I was. I read voraciously for years, believing that if only I had a sense of mastery over my struggles andContinue reading “The Quick Fix for Mental Health”

The Second Arrow: The Cause of our Suffering

I have been meaning to write a blog post for months now. I have opened up my blog multiple times, waiting for inspiration to strike me while sitting in front of the computer staring at a blank screen. This is the first arrow. An event has happened. My mind feels blank upon initial inspection, thoughContinue reading “The Second Arrow: The Cause of our Suffering”

For the Anxious: How to Slow Down

It is hard to slow down in a fast paced world, where the expectations for us to perform and always be “on” are high. Sometimes, this cleverly gets integrated into how we manage our anxiety – we keep busy, keep hustling, keep proving, striving, keep trying to figure things out. I remember it dawning onContinue reading “For the Anxious: How to Slow Down”

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s 5 Tips to Work Through It

Step away from the News and Social Media While its important to be informed about world events, we have had more than our share in these past few months alone. Over-immersing yourself with the news is not helpful as it can be immobilizing where you are unable to take action in any regard. It isContinue reading “Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s 5 Tips to Work Through It”

What To Look For in Finding A Therapist

Look for one you like as a person, rather than a style of therapy Study after study shows that the therapeutic relationship is more important than the style or therapeutic modalities used. That is the greatest predictor of change in therapy. While there are effective and wonderful types of therapy out there, if you andContinue reading “What To Look For in Finding A Therapist”

How Losing My Hair Was the Hardest Lesson of my Adult Life

I have been thinking about how I would write about this experience for years. This morning, I feel like I’m ready to share it. My intention is not to share this for pity or attention for what I’ve been through. We all go through hard times. It is to share with you how our bodiesContinue reading “How Losing My Hair Was the Hardest Lesson of my Adult Life”