Over the week, I pondered how our children seem to be suffering from greater and greater stress-related problems; these range from increased mental health issues as well as different physical illnesses and at times, just feeling apathetic and retreating into a world of virtual reality and video games. I feel that the missing piece could…Details
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One of my Buddhist teachers once shared a story about the Buddha. Before becoming enlightened, the Buddha was known as Prince Siddhartha Gautama. His father was the king of territory that is today part of modern-day Nepal as well as parts of India. After his enlightenment, the King asked the Buddha to return and assume…Details
It was a cold, wintry evening outside, but I felt a warm feeling inside my heart as I listened to a wonderful group of high school students recite their chosen poems by memory. The beautiful, inspiring and thought-provoking poetry, interpreted through the prism of their youthful, vibrant energy felt like a breath of fresh air-…Details
In Coaching for Inner Peace, I love sharing stories that uplift, inspire and heal. Being a mom, and with my background as a pediatrician, I also love finding stories that can be shared with the children and young adults in our lives. Robert Fisher’s The Knight in Rusty Armor is such a book that can…Details
Taare Zameen Par (original title) PG | 2h 45min | Bollywood family drama/musical (available in DVD on Amazon) When I worked as a pediatrician, I prescribed antibiotics and other medications to heal. When I transitioned my practice to homeopathy and Ayurveda, I would prescribe homeopathic medications and at times herbal preparations. These days, as…Details
When you were growing up, as a young child, did you ever feel different from others? Perhaps based on the color of your skin, or the way you dressed, or the things you most enjoyed doing or the books you liked to read? Or something else that you felt separated you from others. I would…Details