Sometimes the only way we can get to the heart of what truly matters to us is by embracing the humility required in choosing which things we need to let go of. Sometimes the only way we can win in our own fight is by actually deciding where we are willing to lose on. I… Continue reading How are you willing to lose this year?
This is an ode to that breakdown that never comes. Because I'm too busy. Because I'm too scared for a real meltdown. Because I've done it before. It takes a lot more effort to clean up the mess and get back up again, than prevent it from happening at all cost. This is an… Continue reading An ode to that breakdown that never comes
Surely, we've taken great leaps in the medical field when it comes to understanding how our body and mind work. These have enabled us to cure illnesses and come up with different ways to alleviate suffering. On the other hand, though, I would argue that these have also led us to medicalize many things that… Continue reading Fight the tendency to medicalize Humanity
While descending the Lion Rock peak in Hong Kong, and in between gasps for breath I've realized the truth of the cliche - Health is wealth. I've always taken it for granted that I'm healthy and fit. I used to think that other things would make me feel wealthier or happier. But without these I… Continue reading It deserves its cliche status – Health is Wealth
There are three types of attitude people usually have when they're sick: There are those who pay attention to their bodies, listen to what they need and do their very best to provide it. When they don't feel well their first response is to make sure they can make time for themselves to have a… Continue reading Our Bodies, our Allies
Learning about a health condition (a dis-ease) is not primarily about discovering that we're doing something wrong, 'cause for more often than not, we already know that. It's actually an indicator that the time has come for us to heal - that we are ready to change. It's a door towards a renewed path. We… Continue reading Dis-eases as Doors to spiritual growth
You used to have so much power over me. There was a point in my life when I simply let myself see the world through you. Everything was just about you and your unreasonable demands. Nothing could ever appease you. The more you're given what you thought you wanted, the more unhappy you became. You… Continue reading To an old friend named Depression