From the Fallen Ashes, Phoenix Will Rise – Part 2

“From the ashes, phoenix will rise” – Her For more background and context about this post, go to From the Fallen Ashes, Phoenix Will Rise “Have you heard of functional medicine?”, asked the person I had just met on a dating app. “No, what’s that?”, I asked. “It’s a form of therapy. You know howContinue reading “From the Fallen Ashes, Phoenix Will Rise – Part 2”

Ode To This Land

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr “I sold my recliner yesterday. It was so strange. You know, I got really sad and ended up hugging it and saying my goodbye to it? I’ve moved around so much in my lifeContinue reading “Ode To This Land”

Internal Family Systems

“We are not one-dimensional, and our multiple dimensions are not static. Just as our bodies are made of many parts that form a dynamic, interwoven system that works together, so it is with our psyches. We are more awake, alive, and complex than we know.” ― Ralph De La Rosa Today I had one of theContinue reading “Internal Family Systems”

Surrender

It was July 2019. I was taking a ride home with a friend and watching the aimless cars driving by and wondering to myself – “How does everyone know where they’re going?” I turned to my friend and confessed, “I am not sure where my life is headed. It feels like I am aimlessly wanderingContinue reading “Surrender”

Bridging the Gap

“Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to be”― Sigmund Freud Someone asked me recently what is the difference between Spirituality and Psychology. I took a pause and surprised myself with the answer, “I don’t think anyone can give you an absolute answer today. I can only tell you howContinue reading “Bridging the Gap”

Serendipity

“Serendipity will take you beyond the currents of what is familiar. Invite it. Watch for it. Allow it” ― Jeanne McElvaney I know it’s strange to have a favorite word but I can’t help it, “Serendipity” has been my favorite word for as long as I can remember. Apart from its beautiful sound, the meaning ofContinue reading “Serendipity”