Calm Corner

Browsing Category:

mental health

mental health, mindfulness, self care

Having a quarter-life crisis in 2018? You’re not alone.

For most of your life, you may wonder whose life is it anyway? You might have been ingrained to put aside your wishes and dreams to pursue a path set forth by your parents or plain old society. You do things for the sake of chasing success because you thought that it would bring you happiness and satisfaction. You’ve graduated from a decent school, worked hard to climb the corporate ladder, and you bought a car. What’s next? You find someone to share your life with. You buy a house. This  ...

Continue Reading

mental health, mindfulness, self care

Waiting game

Many of you have probably been through a waiting period or perhaps are in one now, like me. Perhaps you’re waiting for a job offer or an internship. You may be waiting for someone to respond back because it’s URGENT, you know? I am in a similar situation. It’s incredibly hard to sit and wait, knowing that it’s out of your control. You may feel anxiety, and it can affect the way you function. So, today I invite you, dear one, to trust in the universe, to trust that it has your back. You may  ...

Continue Reading

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  ...

Continue Reading

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  ...

Continue Reading