A bright drawing of a man with portraits of various people in the background.

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama) Nowadays we live in a very individualistic world, a society driven by ego, prestige and status. It’s all about “what’s in it for me” and how to get the best for “me, myself and I,” whether it’s in a materialistic, educational […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes *Disclaimer: in this article I discuss “feelings”, but not referring to any clinical terms of diagnosis, and are different from situations that have reached the clinical level and need proper medical care.*   You define your own identify when you “feel bad” because you struggle to cope with “feeling” depressed, stressed or anxious. When meds […]

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A painting of a woman relaxing on a sofa.

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Relax. Just do it.” It’s easier said than done for the majority of the world population that is living in a globalized, stress-based society. Stress is one of the biggest modern epidemics and its damaging effects on people’s health and immune system are widespread all around the planet. With the immensely increasing number of burn […]

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A painting of a woman about to dive, and another woman mid-leap, watched by a group of three in the foreground.

Reading Time: 3 minutes I once tried to kill myself. I was not successful in my attempt, though I do not think I cared either way at that point. I had reached rock bottom and ambivalence is the only emotion that survives there. It has been said that only the good die young and I have never been good […]

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An abstract mainting with light colors and a figure representing a person in the foreground.

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) on April 26, 2007. I received one year of chemo and one month of radiation. Undergoing both treatments simultaneously was not easy. With chemo, I lost my hair. My appetite evaporated. It made me felt nauseous and would indeed cause me to throw up. When I was getting treated […]

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An abstract painting blurry on the borders, vivid yellows, reds, blues mix in the middle.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Many infertile couples have had to set aside their dream of having children. What is the best response when one of them shares such news with you? A while back I wrote an article, “Sometimes It’s Best to Say Nothing,” that explains what not to say to couples who are dealing with infertility and in […]

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Am impressionist painting of a woman;.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I am sure many people can relate to the symptoms and causes of depression and PTSD. I have been living with depression most of my life and have been in denial up until recent years. The PTSD has only just been recognized in the past year—back in the 70’s/80’s it wasn’t a common diagnosis among […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Prevention is better than curing, or so they say. If I could have prevented all the problems, issues, heartache, illnesses in my life, I would have had such an easy go of it. However, we cannot prevent everything undesirable, because these moments are created for growth, for expanding and recreating. So where does prevention begin […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Soul loss is a form of self-preservation. When we experience trauma, we experience soul loss because the part of ourselves that gives us life and vitality “leave” in order to prevent permanent damage. This causes a systemic distortion that manifests in many ways, ultimately compromising our quality of life and our ability to connect with […]

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My Inner Baby

February 28, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes About two weeks ago, I discussed with my therapist about my feelings of loneliness and how I automatically translate my loneliness to people not caring about me, then me not wanting to care about myself. I come to the ultimate conclusion that I do not matter, and that I might as well cease to exist. […]

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