A Therapist’s Resolution for the New Year

Megha Pulianda

I speak about my role-juggling act often. Many of you know that I am a teacher, a student, and a therapist. I am also a partner, daughter, parent, friend, peer, and colleague. Clearly I wear many hats, as we all do. In an effort to get through each week or semester I sometimes attend to just a few of these identities at a time. Sometimes I lose sight of the other meaningful parts of my life. Sometimes I lose sight of myself. In academic settings, we are taught that the best lessons come from teachers and textbooks. … Read More

The Self Care Reality Check: I don’t really like yoga, and other confessions

When I tell people I’m a therapist, that too an Indian-American therapist, it is often assumed that I a) have this whole self-care thing figured out, and b) just can’t get enough of yoga. In truth, I’m not sure that yoga is my thing and self-care is something that I consistently grapple with. Let me start out by saying that this isn’t going to end in a list. I’m not going to guarantee an improvement in your mental or physical health through the application of one singular practice or action. … Read More