Feeling Twisted

Getting twisted in our many roles… What are the ways you describe yourself? As a father, therapist, athlete, and man searching for meaning, I often feel twisted at this stage of the game. After spending 15 months in my garage, my midsection favors the door while my head focuses on the Zoom camera. Secondly, my … Read more

Stop, Look and Listen

Stop

Stop, what’s that sound? Do you remember Pre Covid parties with a DJ that played the Buffalo Springfield song over and over again? Have you sung along to the chorus, “I think it’s time we stop / Children, what’s that sound? / Everybody look what’s going down?”.  To me, this song is a reminder to … Read more

Staying Connected in the New Normal of COVID-19

THE NEW REALITY Was it just me or was even the Superbowl off key this year? There were definitely less fans. We couldn’t celebrate in large groups. The famed Bud Light commercials had disappeared.  Something was off! Even the skilled performance of a Grammy award winning musician, carefully represented with social distance, missed connecting with … Read more

Nationwide Call for Mental Health Experts in Crisis Response

Mental Health Crisis

After the killing of George Floyd, demands for law enforcement reform were shooting up each new day. Recently, several Los Angeles city council members proposed a new emergency-response model that highlights the use of expert mental health & substance abuse issues professionals rather than armed policemen in handling nonviolent emergency calls. Los Angeles as a … Read more

Racism, Virus and Mental Health- Triple Threat for Minority Groups

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At this very moment, the Black community is being shattered not only by tragic losses from epidemic COVID-19, but through violence brought by negative experiences with police and systems of authority. People of color are being burdened with stressors that leave a long-term impact on a structural, interpersonal and individual level. Wealth differences between non-white … Read more

Mental Health Crisis: The Second Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid second wave mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is gearing up for the second round when people are still dealing with the aftereffects of the Coronavirus quarantine.  COVID-19 has stopped the world in its tracks. The respective governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders that entail avoiding physical touch, social gatherings, or simply helping someone in need, which goes against … Read more

3 Ways to Be Courageous During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Courage is not the absence of fear. It’s the ability to take action despite your fear.” I talk to and work with many people, and the most common thing that I discovered to get in their life’s way of success is- Fear. The most effective way to overcome fear, which I tell my clients is … Read more

5 Important Tips For Coaches, Teachers & Instructors During COVID-19

The lockdown and social distancing enforced due to the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unforeseen challenges to the sports community. This global pandemic has made it difficult for coaches, teachers, and instructors to play their professional roles. There has been limited access to training facilities, events have been canceled, and athletes are confined at their respective … Read more

How To Keep The Kids Active When They Are Home All Day

Schools across the country have been shut down, and all kid’s sports have been abandoned for now to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Parents and kids are gradually adjusting to a new routine and trying to do their best to make the most of their new normal. However, with such short notice, many … Read more