Browsing All posts tagged under »Coping (psychology)«

Lessons from a messed up Yoga pose

April 13, 2018

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As a chronic pain warrior, Yoga has literally been my lifeboat over the last 4.5 years. People often ask me how long I have been doing Yoga. It is a common misconception that the number of years one has been practicing determines how “advanced”, or far worse, how “good” one is. And then some are […]

Life After Alzheimer’s

September 16, 2017

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My mom died when I was 19. She was 49. I stopped being a caregiver. But dementia is a shadow that continues to follow me. The summer has ended. I am relieved. I won’t have to look at pictures of people eating ice cream. Eating ice cream makes me anxious. I don’t mean feeling guilty. I […]

Paying my respects to clients who died last year

July 9, 2017

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As part of my role, I work out of a day program once a week. I provide support to people living with dementia (PLWD) and their families through a partnership with a community agency. Over the last two years, I have formed a bond with many of them and you might have read some of […]

Responding to a friend in crisis

January 23, 2017

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Friends are the first line of support for most people these days. As friends, how can we best support someone that confides in us? Here are a few tips from me.

A Tale of Gooseberries, Grief & Coping

December 12, 2016

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I walked into the Indian store at Dundas and Hurontario on a wintry Saturday afternoon last weekend. It was a regular day; Sid and I were just going about our business buying things we needed. There was bad Bollywood music playing. It was the complete NRI experience. And then bam, in the fresh fruits and […]

World Mental Health Day – Living with Anxiety

October 10, 2016

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I live with chronic hormone-related anxiety. This means that I can several weeks of being absolutely trigger-free and then I can have a few weeks of living in panic. So what does living with anxiety feel like (to me)? I get very physical symptoms – heart racing, bile rising in my stomach and my body […]

A Crack at “Pop” Psychology

September 12, 2016

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When I was growing up, the six of us – my mom, dad, sister, paternal grandparents and I – lived in a 2-bedroom flat. For the longest time, my sister and I shared our parents’ bedroom. When I turned 11, our parents began to insist we sleep in the living room; my sister and I […]

Saying NO to NEW Year

January 3, 2015

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I feel a great affinity with the month of December. It’s almost as if the month doesn’t even get the chance to truly exist. I feel the same way about my life. The moment I begin to relax a bit, I am hit by a wave of change and then begins again the herculean effort […]

Diwali Redefined (For me)

November 1, 2014

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Festivals and me don’t go together. I hate all festivals and in that I do not discriminate. Be it a Christian, Hindu, Muslim, alien festival…I will hate it as much as all the others. My main reasons include seasonal nicety on people’s part, excessive commercialization of holidays, social pressures about personal grooming and visiting others! […]

How to be an Empathetic Ally or Friend

September 6, 2014

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Ever tried to help a friend or family member and gotten told that you’re stressing them out further? Ever felt that your friends or family members ask you for help, but get upset at your suggestions or don’t act on them? It is possible that you have the most genuine intentions, but are lacking a […]

5 Warnings to go with “5 Types Of Men Who Make GREAT Husbands”

March 24, 2012

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When I read “5 Types Of Men Who Make GREAT Husbands,” I was very thrilled. I could see that I could categorize my husband very neatly into a couple of these supposedly great qualities. I very happily posted this article to my Facebook profile. I do think it applies to partners of either sex though. […]

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