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CONFESSION: I DON’T LIKE MY THERAPIST, WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

Imagine you’ve just moved into your first college dorm. You don’t recognize a single soul—no one from your high school graduating class is here to soften the blow of moving to a new place. You’re completely on your own. Instead of sitting in your dorm room all by yourself, you decide to wander around campus and see if you can meet some new people. Wouldn’t hurt, right? As soon as you close the door behind you and walk down the hall, someone approaches you. They introduce themselves and invite you into their dorm room to play video games. To be honest, you’ve never really been into video games, but you decide to accept the invitation, anyway. They seem nice enough, you think to yourself. “I’ve never really played video games before,” you confess to this new acquaintance of yours. “No proble...

LIVING WITH ANXIETY & TOOLS: THERAPIST, YOGA, WRITING.

Anxiety. The seven letter word that bounces around my head on a weekly basis. I don’t know when it got here, but it’s definitely here to stay. Some days my anxiety takes a vacation and it’s no where in sight. Other days anxiety curls up next to me in bed and squeezes its arms tightly around me. You know the feeling. Chest tightening, heart racing, stomach squeezing. Your mind is running on a hamster wheel which is only making the above symptoms worse. I know my triggers now. I just get careless. I see task after task falling down like Tetris blocks into place. Eventually, all of the blocks reach the top and it’s game over. Cue all of the dreaded anxiety symptoms. There are a few things I’ve found that have helped me manage stress and in turn manage my anxiety....

AYURVEDA MEDICINE – KNOW YOUR DOSHA BODY TYPE

Ayurvedic medicine is not some new age fad or trend but a highly sophisticated healing system that was developed more than 5,000 years ago in ancient India. In Sanskrit Ayur means life and Veda means science. Life science!  It’s based on the principle that health and wellness depends on the equanimity between the mind, body and spirit.  Ayurvedic treatments include meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture and herbal remedies to promote health and well-being. However, Ayurveda is much more complex once you delve into it. This is just a concise introduction. This healing system was banned in India during Britain’s colonial rule, but has now become very widespread globally especially with the rise of people taking up yoga and meditation. It is underpinned by the principle that what matter...

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