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What do you do when two of your friends are angry with each other- and you're caught in the middle. I think everyone goes through this repeatedly at various stages in life, so it's good to have some t
Aug 1

Happy Thursday! I came across this article and thought it was great because it touches on many challenges leading to stress that lawyers face, and trends that many of us face as we are developing/main
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May 1

Happy Wednesday OOTers. I came across this article and intantly thought that it would fit right into this thread. It speaks about Tiger Wood's improbable victory at the 2019 Masters and the grit tha
Mar 11

“We have all had times of difficulty as children and many of us have experienced trauma.” “To protect and defend ourselves against future suffering, we often try to forget those painful times. Every t
Dec 4, 2018

Throughout my journey as a Clinician, I've worked within various communities throughout Los Angeles. Undoubtedly, working with children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse has been the mo
Nov 15, 2018

Running a mental health startup obviously has its ups and downs. And one of the most challenging aspects of building a company from the ground up, is how to manage your own mental health throughout th
Sep 15, 2018

Have you had the experience, when faced with work or a project, of removing time from the equation, and noticing that stress disappears, as well? Oftentimes, the pressure that we feel to complete a p
Aug 16, 2018

Cycling along the LA River this weekend with a good friend and colleague, he commented that he found he needs movement and sunlight for his mental health. I almost cheered! Not long ago, he was extre
Jul 8, 2018

At a recent conference, I met more than sixty successful, driven, and super smart millennials. They included app developers, investors, startup company owners, real estate developers, consultants a
Jun 7, 2018

Last November, I did something crazy. I went to a meditation center and took a vow of silence for 10 days, which also required no phones, no computers, no journals, and no dinner...the monastic lifes
Aug 10

This essay, through its grief, reflects a trajectory to triumph of the spirit over sorrow: Advice I Never Wanted to Give
Jul 26

Often times, I start conversations with people by asking a simple question: " how's your mental health? ". A year ago, people thought it was a weird question. Now when I ask, people smile. I don't kno
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Mar 22

You’ve probably heard those words dozens of times (or even more if you’re a day-dreamer like me!). But have you ever wondered why we are asked to pay attention, as if there’s a cost involved? How
Jan 5

Sometimes it's the silly things that get me through the most difficult times in this new leg of my journey. I lost my older sister 6 months ago, this has proven to be the single most influential event
Nov 15, 2018

About a year ago, I going through a particularly challenging time, working unhappily as a planner at an advertising agency that was having challenges (to say the least) of its own. Pretty much every d
Oct 26, 2018

This video gives a very real image of coping with grief: https://vimeo.com/sofja/blaw I wanted to quickly do a post about ways to support a loved one after a loss. While everyone's personal experien
Sep 11, 2018

It's the start of a new school year - making new friends, new roommates, group projects, class presentations and everyday interactions can contribute to high anxiety for college students. It can be ha
Jul 15, 2018

No one is broken. No one needs to be fixed. We are human--highly sophisticated, complex "feeling machines that think," as neuroscientist Antonio Damasio observed. From the day we're born, we begi
Jun 19, 2018

As we head into the weekend, what's on your agenda for self-care and rejuvenation? Some time with a good book? A movie or dinner with friends? A walk among the trees? A steamy bath? A hobby? A medi
May 10, 2018

Recently, I watched a brief (45-minute) documentary called Fish People. The film profiles six people whose lives are intertwined with the ocean. All of them reflect on the healing they experience f

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