A few weeks ago I was chatting with a close friend. She and I were first roommates and then turned into friends sharing the same wavelength on philosophy, humor etc. Life took us to different cities and we both became occupied with our lives. In the past few months her work and studies demanded a … Continue reading Stress, stress..go away.
My typical drive to work wasn’t as typical today. I left home knowing that I was running late ( well..coz I woke up late). I was driving on my normal route which had regular traffic as you would expect in a busy Chicago suburb. While passing through one of the intersections and singing along with … Continue reading Dead wild goose
This morning I was reading an article where the author was discussing whether Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to undergo mastectomy was medically hexed? Reading this article by Lissa Rankin I felt inspired to write my own blogpostJ Sitting in front the television watching commercials, all I see is the commercialization of emotions. When you make … Continue reading The Power of Suggestion – how it influences our daily living.
You may wonder where? I am referring to our minds and the thoughts we create:) Similar to the manner in which we delete posts, sentences and words on facebook/twitter or word documents, we can also choose to delete the thoughts we create and do not like! This perhaps never occurs to us but it is … Continue reading Hit the DELETE button
All of us have felt ‘anxious’ at different points of time in our lives. We feel it as restlessness: in the mind (too many thoughts), body (inability to sleep, muscle tension) in the doing mode feeling of being overwhelmed feeling like ‘there is something still to be completed’ This is a state of dissatisfaction, unrest. … Continue reading The Meaning of Anxiety
This video covers a portion of Elizabeth Kubler Ross's work on grief, death and dying. The video talks about an individual's response to death & dying. Five stages of grief include: 1) Denial 2) Anger 3) Bargaining 4) Depression 5) Acceptance I draw from her work to support my clients through the process of grieving … Continue reading Five stages of Grief
Allow yourself to grieve. Grief is a natural response to any kind of loss. Loss of a loved one, losing your sense of identity, or even a perceived sense of loss. It is hard to lose someone who has lived and now is not around. It is sometimes harder to let go of the losses … Continue reading Allow yourself to grieve
Don't ask me why but today while reading the DSM IV-TR (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) I came across a whole spectrum of disorders that originate from not wanting to acknowledge the negative that exists in and around us. This could be negative emotions i.e. fear, jealousy, anger, insecurity, feeling blue etc. or undesired … Continue reading What we hide does find a way out!