I was a third-grader in a strict catholic school - supposedly the best school in town. My parents begged the principal to get me in mid-session. I was thankful. Until I was hit. She preferred a slim stick or a 12-inch wooden scale. Streaks of stinging red left on my palms every day. Sometimes she … Continue reading Never Again. Pledge to Stop Child Abuse Once And For All.
Overheard in my workplace locker-room- "You are not feeling better because you only believe in taking medicines, not prayers. If you have Faith and pray, you will feel better". I am not an atheist, but I realized that I have never resorted to praying to help heal my body. I also realized, that there are … Continue reading Does prayer heal? The answer may surprise you.
As soon as International Women's Day nears, I see a lot of ads that prompt women to "Pamper Yourself" or "Celebrate Womanhood" by spending a day at the spa, getting your nails painted or, perhaps, a new hairstyle. While I have nothing against salons and spas ( I just don't think they have any exclusive … Continue reading 5 ways to be a Well-Woman
I have hypothyroidism- have had it since I was a teenager. I take 125 microgram of Synthroid daily. I get my thyroid function tested every 6 months and the hormone levels have been quite stable for several years. This was easy for me to share and I am sure you read this information without much emotion. … Continue reading Important lessons learnt in the year gone by
It has been quite a while since we wrote a blog post. We are not gone! We have been (and still are) extremely busy getting the Key Wellness App ready for all of you to use. It's almost ready!! In the meantime, I wanted to talk about some tips that are scientifically proven to improve your … Continue reading Tips to promote Workplace Wellness. Plus, A Giveaway!
Whether or not you love your job, school or relations; everything comes with a set of responsibilities. We have all felt overwhelmed at certain points in our lives. We all know the feeling of “exhaustion” or being at the brink of “burnout”. I will never forget the look on the faces of some parents (I … Continue reading Burnout!!!- The Truth about Stress and How to Manage It
Someone we love dearly recently underwent cardiac angiography which revealed a significant blockage to a major coronary artery. The cardiologist explained to him that the blockage was due to calcium deposits which likely happened due to the fact that he was taking OTC calcium supplementation. This prompted me to do a literature search on the … Continue reading Dietary supplements: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Earlier this week, I traveled to Manhattan from Long Island on public transport after a long time. Since I was by myself, with no driving to do, I got a chance to indulge in some people watching. I noticed a lot of this: People spend a lot of times on their phones. Now with extended … Continue reading What you need to know about Cell Phone Radiation and Health: 10 tips
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have heard horror stories on bullying ranging from class full of students engaging in hurtful words to severe physical maltreatment in locker rooms. More than that, I was a “middle-schooler” once and remember exactly how bullying felt. Let’s just say I wouldn’t always fit in. I didn’t know … Continue reading 9 Must Know Facts About Bullying
Soon the temperatures are going to plummet. This is a hard time for parents (I'm right there with ya!) as children need extra warmth and TLC. Young children are less likely to recognize when they are cold and more likely to lose body heat quickly due to their smaller size. Here are 11 tips for when … Continue reading 11 Tips to Keeping Children Safe this Winter (Plus, Bonus Adult Tip)