Mental Health Resolutions for the New Year

Work on good sleep hygiene no screens for the last half hour before sleeping sleep between 10 and 11pm Practice mindfulness for 5 minutes twice a day - at any two points in your day - between meetings, before you sleep, after breakfast - use any of the numerous videos on Youtube or Mindfulness/Meditation Apps available for this. It doesn't...[ read more ]

Finding purpose in dark times

As we head into the winter with Covid cases surging all around us, many of us are experiencing some of same emotions we did back in March when this virus first hit and lockdown came upon us - emptiness, isolation and anxiety. When the summer came, we could bask in the sun, go on hikes, and be with friends outdoors....[ read more ]

What worked for you then might not work for you now

Whether my clients come in for help with depression, relationship problems or anything else, they come because at that point in their lives they realize they need professional help. They had been able to cope with all that life was throwing at them up until that point. Indeed, we all have our ways to deal with stuff that happens to...[ read more ]

Low-grade Depression: How do you cope?

The term "low-grade" depression started trending recently when Michelle Obama publicly shared that she had been experiencing it in response to the quarantine and social unrest. While "low-grade" is not an official term - a psychiatrist would classify it as Major Depressive Disorder, Mild"- it described what many of us have experienced at some point, and may be feeling currently....[ read more ]

Focussed Mindfulness for Anxiety

If you have dealt with anxiety, you know that when worrying thoughts start coming, it can feel like an avalanche. Or a storm. Or a roller coaster. Whatever term you may use to describe it, it feels debilitating, and you feel powerless, unable to stop spiraling into a dark space. These thoughts may come out of nowhere, or you might...[ read more ]

Trauma and depression

Trauma is insidious. It hides itself like a capsule in your brain and left untended, comes back to haunt you. Sometimes you start having reactions or symptoms soon after the traumatic incident, and sometimes it returns years, even decades later and manifests itself as anxiety or depression. As humans, most of us find the strength to keep moving even after...[ read more ]

Do I have anxiety?

This question may have popped up in your mind in the past, when you found yourself ruminating over something for several days. And now, when all we can do is think about keeping ourselves safe from Covid, you might find yourself wondering about it more often. News outlets are rightfully encouraging us to focus on our mental health, but how...[ read more ]

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety

According to a recent survey done by the American Psychiatric Association, Millennials (people between the ages of 20 and 35) are the most anxious generation. Additionally, this year’s national anxiety score saw a five-point jump since 2017. Increases in anxiety scores were seen across age groups, across people of different race/ethnicity and among men and women. Clearly, we are living...[ read more ]