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mental health, mindfulness

Circle of Friends

Be with someone who allows you to be yourself or just stay single, right? The world already has enough problems, and I don’t need you to be a part of the growing list. Today’s topic is about support system. Who do you consider to be part of your support system? An exercise that I recently did was Circle of Friends. I drew myself in the first since I knew myself best. This visual exercise provided me with clarity in terms of my relationships. While it’s possible to be  ...

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mental health, occupational therapy

It finally feels like fall

Fall season has finally arrived in LA. It’s about time! Who else is excited about layers and boots? Yesterday, I got to revisit my old workplace at UCLA TIES for Families. I can’t believe that it’s been exactly 5 months since I last worked there. October would have marked my 3-year work anniversary. This was one of two first jobs after my OTD residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in  ...

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inspiration, mental health, mindfulness

You don’t need fixing

You’re already born good and imperfectly perfect. Don’t believe others when they say you’re not enough because you already are. (You can’t control what they say.) Many people go through life thinking they’re not worthy and in fact they are already precious. (Oftentimes, others don’t spend as much energy thinking about you as you have about them.) As Kathryn Stockett graciously puts it, “You is smart, You is kind, You is important.” Remind  ...

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mental health, mindfulness, self care

Transitions

Like me you may be going through a transition period in your life. In this time period you may be trying to say “no” to what no longer speaks to you or serves you. The thing is you may view it as way to clear out things to make room for more joy in your life. It can be a trying time, and you may find yourself feeling anxious and stressed out (give yourself more self-compassion during this time). You may find yourself relearning or unlearning things that are against what  ...

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