HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY!

Yesterday, October 10 2021, was World Mental Health Day, an international holiday recognized by both the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Mental Health. Its objective is to “raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health”. Naturally, this day should be used toContinue reading “HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY!”

IS ASTROLOGY VALID?

Astrology is something I have always been deeply fascinated with. It is something that I personally hold ties to, for much of current westernized astrology holds deep roots in Vedic astrology which “contains within it the rich spiritual traditions and myths of ancient Indian culture” (Pamela McDonough). Astrology was consulted when my parents got marriedContinue reading “IS ASTROLOGY VALID?”

PERFECTIONISM

Every time I say I am a perfectionist, I am not sure if it is something to boast about or feel ashamed of. To me, perfectionism is a trait that I see in both myself and many of the people I choose to surround myself with. It is having the goal of having everything systemicallyContinue reading “PERFECTIONISM”

THE COVID-19 VACCINE DEBATE: MY TAKE

I come from a family with three generations of doctors. My grandfather was a doctor in Sagar, India. My father earned his degree back in Bangalore as well, before immigrating to the US and opening two successful pediatric offices in Tampa Bay. Even today, my brother is studying medicine at the University of Miami withContinue reading “THE COVID-19 VACCINE DEBATE: MY TAKE”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES

** This post may be triggering to some struggling with/recovering from an eating disorder or those who struggle with depressive/self-harming/suicidal thoughts. If this is you, please take your own health into consideration and explore my blog to find other posts that may be better suited for your mental health at this time. ** If youContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES”

GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE

The world moves very quickly and sometimes it is difficult to keep up. Just this past weekend, so much has changed and altered the lives of a massive amount of people. The thing is though, however surreal it may seem, that most people have no clue about what is going on around the world. Now,Continue reading “GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE”

YOUR GUIDE TO A PRODUCTIVE SCHOOL YEAR

It is almost unbelievable that for over 100,000 students in Pinellas County, tomorrow is the last day of summer. A long-awaited and supposedly uneventful summer seems to have passed in the blink of an eye, and now children ranging from ages five to eighteen are packing their backpacks and finishing up last minute assignments. ForContinue reading “YOUR GUIDE TO A PRODUCTIVE SCHOOL YEAR”

OVERSHARING

Sometimes I look at social media as a a harmless tool. It is a cure for boredom, a place to put funny videos or pictures we like of ourselves. It’s what we scroll on and instinctively turn to each time we open our eyes in the morning. It is necessary and means we can connectContinue reading “OVERSHARING”

WAITING: AN ODE TO INDIA

I am a world traveler and each place I go to gives me a wealth of experiences that is unique and enriching. But, something about India is totally different than anywhere else. I guess it is because here, I am completely immersed in mundane life, and there’s something beautiful in that. Unlike other areas, itContinue reading “WAITING: AN ODE TO INDIA”

MEETING NEW PEOPLE

As a young child, one of my favorite things was meeting new people. At parties, my animated face lit up as I went around talking to guests old and young. I asked them question after question, and I honestly listened, without becoming engrossed in what I had to say next. As I grew up, likeContinue reading “MEETING NEW PEOPLE”