2810, 2019

Why We Don’t Listen to Ourselves and What to Do About It

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Dating & Relationships, Social Identities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Margarita Tartakovsky,  an associate editor at PsychCentral reached out to me with these thought provoking questions about the barriers to listening to ourselves, and how we can shift this pattern. Here are her questions with my responses, which I hope help you in your journey in reconnecting with yourself! Q1: Why do so many of us not listen to ourselves?  It was at least [...]

309, 2019

Shifting The Perfectionism Pattern: South Asian edition

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Social Identities, Workplace Stress|0 Comments

How perfectionism holds the South Asian diaspora back, and what we can do to break free Perfectionism in the South Asian diaspora is a real thing. As a community, we value survival and stability so much that we place a lot of pressure to make sure we do our best to get ahead. Sometimes the mindsets we develop and teach down generations can have drawbacks [...]

907, 2019

Burnout Recovery & Prevention

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Burnout, Workplace Stress|0 Comments

Burnout is usually a slow and gradual process – one that tends to rob people of their passion, their motivation, and energy, leaving them instead with feelings of exhaustion, disillusionment, and frustration. But as overwhelming as burnout can feel, recovering is possible. Here are tips to help you recover if you’re experiencing burnout. These tips can also be really helpful to implement to prevent burnout. 1. Strengthen [...]

207, 2019

Finding a Culturally Competent Therapist

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Social Identities|0 Comments

FAQs and Tips As you search for the right therapist, you might realize you want to work with someone who gets you. You might want to find a therapist who is familiar with your cultural background and experiences. Here are some FAQs and tips on how to look for a therapist who can provide culturally competent care. Does my therapist need to look like or [...]

207, 2019

Culturally Competent Care: What It Is and What It Isn’t

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Social Identities|0 Comments

Many minorities, when faced with systemic oppression, feel pressured to present themselves in a way that they feel is expected of them. They might avoid certain topics because they expect others will not "get it." Sometimes these patterns may come up in therapy as well, particularly if clients are concerned their therapists may not understand. Therapists who provide culturally competent care are particularly aware of [...]

2806, 2019

10 Non-Meditative Ways to Be Mindful

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Burnout, Life Transitions, Workplace Stress|0 Comments

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the process of offering moment-to-moment awareness to our experiences in a gentle and curious way. It is an intentional practice of trying to be in the now - so when we notice ourselves pulled into the past or the future when practicing mindfulness, we practice gently shifting our attention to the present.  We often associate mindfulness with meditation, but there [...]