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Many of us who are affected in one way or another by our experiences and relationships with others when we were young. Psychology studies have always based their theories on how the relationship, mainly with our parents or caretakers (people who took care of us when we are young and needed protection)- and from there, [...]

In this article, I want to share with you on how illness, personal tragedy, grief and loss can become a catalyst that eventually drive a person towards personal transformation and spiritual development. The journey would often take years with lots of ups and downs. It started for a friend of mine who was diagnosed with [...]

I remember reading in the papers sometime back that a very young lady had to undergo open heart surgery to repair her mitral valve- and other than chronic sinus, she did not seems to have other health complaints. In the same article, it was mentioned that a study have indicated that patients with heart valve [...]

Judging increases isolation and separation, because it emphasizes our differences rather than our similarities. Whenever you judge yourself or others as being inferior or superior, better or worse, smarter or dumber, prettier or uglier, stronger or weaker, fatter or thinner, richer or poorer, you still feel separate  Judging reinforces our preconceptions and thus limits our [...]

I came across the books by Vernon Coleman, Mindpower- How to Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body during my own research on mind body connection- that is how illness arises due to the mind. This is truly an excellent book. As a medical student and later as a qualified doctor, Vernon Coleman discovered so many [...]

If you are interested to learn more on the mind-body connection and how it contributes to illness, I strongly recommend the book "Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underlie Illness" by Deb Shapiro. Her diagnosis is very insightful and intuitive but made a lot of sense. Till today, [...]

Symptoms by a sufferer: For several weeks I have had severe burning sensations in my left shoulder blade and in my elbow and lower left arm. About 4 months ago, I had a round of heart tests done due to chest pain. I had an echo, stress, and cardiac cath done, all tests were negative. [...]

Little things can sometimes bring out the hidden monster tendencies in us. For example, you may be jogging on a treadmill and the noisy sounds of the person footsteps landing heavily on that treadmill- 'bang', 'bang', 'BANG!'. It seems to fill up the entire workout space and no matter how far from that person you [...]

A question posed by someone: What's happening to me? For the past 4-5 days my throat has been really dry and I felt like coughing all the time. And I did cough all the time, like a really bad smoker kind of cough. And my eyes sting and are watery. What is this? Also do [...]

Proriasis is a skin condition where delineated discs or patches of inflamed tissues covered in silvery-white scales. Medically, there is no known cure for proriasis- at best, treatments such as UV and usage of steroids (for serious conditions) at best is to contain or control the breakouts. It is no easy to live with proriasis. [...]

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