Reading Time: 2 minutes I dedicate this poem to Dr. Staicu, the ICU staff at Highland Hospital in Rochester (NY), and therein the amazing staff on the seventh floor. Being hospitalized was my biggest nightmare, but I landed in loving arms. Almost everyone looked at me with eyes of love and spoke to me with kindness and compassion. Their […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Roadblocks can turn into cornerstones if you learn to leverage them. : I went to Nashville for a training course back in March but it got terminated earlier due to Co-Vid. I rushed to Singapore and served a 14 day quarantine, hoping to get my work visa renewed on time, but that didn’t happen. Then […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes YOU CAN REWIRE YOUR BRAIN Did you know that your brain is actually made to rewire itself all the time? Yes! This is a very well known fact in the scientific community and it’s called Neuroplasticity. Scientists used to think that after childhood, our brain was pretty much locked in place. But now, they can […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When relationships end, whether a romantic relationship, professional relationship or even plutonic friendships, feelings of grief and loss, even rejection and insecurity can occur. Grief is a natural process to go through, a natural emotion to feel. So please don’t think that there is something wrong with you when you find it hard to let […]

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A painting of a tree in front of horizon, sunset.

Reading Time: 3 minutes “We can live without food for three weeks, without water for three days, and without air for three minutes.” I always prided myself in being able to swim underwater for a whole length of a pool or more, so when I read that sentence the other day, I took a few deep breaths and timed […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that your brain is actually made to rewire itself all the time? Yes! This is a very well known fact in the scientific community and it’s called neuroplasticity. Scientists used to think that after childhood, our brain was pretty much locked in place. But now, they can literally see (with the help […]

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A painting of an adult black man riding the bus behind an older, "better" dressed white man, the former looking dreamingly pensive.

Reading Time: 21 minutes Excerpts from Large-Group Psychology: Racism, Societal Divisions, Narcissistic Leaders and Who We Are Now (2020), written by Vamık D. Volkan, M.D., DFLAPA, FACPsa, in response to the deadly 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Volkan is currently President Emeritus of the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI) and the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the […]

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An painting of a young man of color, with a Star of Devid necklace, riding the subway with his eyes closed.

Reading Time: 3 minutes “A nation built on greed is not a nation, it is merely a legal framework for rape and pillage, slavery and exploitation, theft, murder, genocide.” (Rivera Sun) Organized protests serve to cast a light on injustice. As injustices mount so do the protests. The current protests were initially organized as non-violent demonstrations. When violence purposefully […]

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