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Lessons Learned From Gardening (Part 1)

A psychiatrist turned into an horticulturist. (Ok, it is an exaggeration, but continue reading and you will get my drift!) What do plant nurseries and baby nurseries have in common? When I did my residency in family medicine, I took care of pregnant patients, delivered their babies and followed up the neonates in clinic. I […]

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Stepping Into A New Era 101

Question from a reader: How do I deal with the aftermath and continuation of the pandemic? I feel like I can’t go anywhere without having a mask on, and I get anxious when someone gets near me at the grocery store? You are not alone in dealing with such questions and situations. Take a breath […]

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Emerging From The Pandemic 101, Or Not?

When we are in survival mode, whether it be fight, flight or freeze, our autonomic nervous system is no longer in the social engagement status where we feel connected to ourselves, to others and to a higher purpose. As we emerge from the pandemic, our nervous system needs to re-calibrate back into the socially engaged […]

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Cultivating your Ability through your Vulnerability: The Yin and Yang of Mindfulness Self-Compassion

Do you ever wonder how you can cultivate what you feel as a weakness and vulnerability in you into courage and ability? Brene Brown points out how we all admire courage and daring in others but when it comes to ourselves, we may be paralyzed by shame, or fear or other self judgements passed on […]

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My Grandmother’s Blessings

This is how the birth of this new podcast came to be in March. Stories of refuge, healing, homecoming, and connection to inspire you, nurture you and boost you up, the way your grandmother (Tata, Sitty, Bubba, Abuela, Safta, Babushka, Oma) would.  I have been thinking about starting a podcast for a little over a […]

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Behind the Scene of Getting the COVID Vaccine

Don’t let images deceive you. You may think you see everything in my picture after getting the vaccine but you don’t. Let me take you behind the scenes of my life this past year. As I can only imagine what being behind the scenes of your life has been like for you.   What you […]

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You are the ONE you have been waiting for!

As the new year starts, and as you think of what intentions you want to set for this new year, how do you approach it? Do you make a list of goals you want to accomplish? Do you use a vision board? Do you find yourself sometimes feeling like you may not have all the […]

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How are you faring 9 months into the pandemic?

I am not, to be totally honest. Nobody is. It is hard to keep it together all the time, for ourselves, and our loved ones during the pandemic. Most of us are feeling exhausted, numb and burned out from dealing with decision fatigue.  I recently listened to a podcast by Brené Brown where she interviewed two […]

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New Moon Circle 10/15/2020

The Vision. The Dream. The Intention.Once Upon A Time, many many moons ago, people from around the world were in tune with cycles, rhythms, seasons, so much so that a lunar calendar was born. The lunar calendar remains, and so does the moon with its cycles. While the path of the moon continues round and […]

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Self-Care Practices: From The Inside Out

Because there is nobody else like you in the world, your self-care is your unique imprint that only you intimately know and build over time. Anything  worth doing takes time to practice and cultivate, and self-care is no different.  So take a deep breath, maybe get a warm drink and sit in your cozy lounge […]