Stress, stress..go away.

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.

I held back..

I held back, not wanting to feel. I held back, protecting my innocence and my purity. I held back, fearing the wrath of emotion. I held back, forging a defense. I held back when I was happy and I held back when I was sad. I held back until you touched me and scattered my… Continue reading I held back..

Dead wild goose

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

Hello again..

I know it has been a while since I last spoke to you. My last conversation with you here was about the changes I was experiencing in my life. In the midst of those changes I had to ask myself- Who I was and who I wanted to be? Whoever tells you that this process… Continue reading Hello again..

The Power of Suggestion – how it influences our daily living.

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.

The Meaning of Anxiety

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

Why seeking help is not crazy?

By help here I am referring to any form of treatment for your mental, emotional and relational health. This could be called psychotherapy, counseling, couples therapy, family therapy,  mental health counseling etc. (I do agree that lot of these titles do a good job of scaring people awayJ ) Do you think you are crazy… Continue reading Why seeking help is not crazy?

Passing Clouds-Pain & Pleasure

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day in Chicago with bright sunshine and a cool breeze. A stop light made me pause and look at the sky while I was driving. I observed the clouds floating around in the sky. The sky being ever present and allowing the clouds to wander around, there was an engaging… Continue reading Passing Clouds-Pain & Pleasure

Dancing your way into personal growth!

Dance has always been one of my passions. It is something that liberates me and celebrates me. Often when I am dancing I wait for the moment when I just feel my heartbeat in sync with the beat of the music playing and I am totally tuned inward. My movements are minimal and my spirit… Continue reading Dancing your way into personal growth!

Five stages of Grief

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