Depression is a serious mental illness that can interfere with a person's life. It can cause long-lasting and severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms of pain, appetite changes, and sleep problems. "I was in so much pain that I really didn't want to... Continue Reading →
Choosing to bring a new canine companion into your life is an exciting but involved decision-making process, especially when deciding where to get one. You might have concerns about “puppy mills” or “backyard breeders,” and want to know how to steer clear of them. Perhaps you don’t even know what these are and need more... Continue Reading →
With the Avengers Endgame smashing movie records, its fans are overwhelmed by the awesomeness of it all. Amidst my adoration for characters and my feelings of gloom around the end of an era, I can't help but feel a little disappointed. The word 'too much' keeps coming to mind. Too much death. Too much sadness.... Continue Reading →
All of us know the impact our parents have on us. More often than not, their needs become our needs, their insecurities become our insecurities and their baggage becomes our baggage. In this whirlwind of emotions, it is easy to forget that parents themselves have learned these behaviors and are empathic human beings who may be willing to unlearn it for the sake of their children.
Recently I have met a Professor of Psychotherapy, a Consultant Psychiatrist and a GP – all parents of children lost to mental illnesses. Here’s what one mum says:
“Whenever I have seen a therapist, they have gone straight to my childhood, my up-bringing, my parents and their parents. All my behaviours and feelings seem to be explained and understood based on their behaviours, however ‘normal’, for their times. I am encouraged to think of all the ways in which they could have directly or indirectly damaged me.
By that principle, all of my child’s behaviours and feelings should be explained and understood based on the behaviours of his parents. Half of them is me. I agree. I must be part of the problem. My profession is perceived as a bigger problem. ‘High achieving Asian’ parents are assumed to put a lot of pressure on their children. So much so, the…
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I don't know how many of you really remember what it was like to be in high school, but I'm sure most of you can relate to this: Remember the times in school when kids used to want to be a part of the popular group? I bet the popular kids themselves had their own insecurities... Continue Reading →
I think I want to be a therapist. Because: I want to work with people, but in a way that I feel involved with their lives. I want to have a personal relationship with my clients. I want to work with them in a way that touches their lives. I remember when I was a really small... Continue Reading →
I did not plan on writing this post. I'm not going to edit it. I'm not going to design it. I'm going to write because I need to- I'd hate myself if I didn't. This is not a movie review. I do not write movie reviews. Please don't read the post if you haven't seen... Continue Reading →
"So! Is He... in your class??" I said "Yes," said Chuddy Buddy "Is He... from this city?" I asked "Yes," she said "Does He plan on going to the same University as you??" Chuddy buddy smiled hesitantly and said... "She. It's a She." "I! Uh. What?! Um. You should have told me earlier!" I gushed.... Continue Reading →
Who am I? Having lived in five different countries, I'm a cultural mix. Spice of the east, a toss of the west wishing to be a part of the European. I can read and write four different languages. I have been an avid reader and travel enthusiast my entire life. I am an empath who... Continue Reading →