In recent times, various forms complementary and alternative therapies have been adopted by people going through mental health issues, owing to therapeutic benefits. Let’s introduce ourselves to alternative therapy and learn how it can aid mental health. Valerie- Welcome to LonePack Conversations! I’m Valerie. Today we have Elizabeth Donahue, Associate Chair of the Art TherapyContinue reading “LonePack Conversations- The Alternative Therapy Series: An Introduction ft. Beth Donahue”
Tis the season to be jolly, isn’t it? The lights, the revelry, the joyous air and the endless delicacies define the holiday season. The sheer excess is a welcoming bliss for most of us, to flag off yet another hectic year. Everything, from the bright advertisements to the sweet rom-coms to the upbeat music, tellsContinue reading “Taking on Food and Festivities”
Try as we might to always have a Zen state of mind, we fail miserably when emotions rise to the surface and sometimes boil over. We can feel overwhelmed by them if we do not learn how to manage them correctly. As a result, we might end up being plunged in sadness, anger, or evenContinue reading “Navigating Intense Emotions”
The view on being in your comfort zone is a two-faced one. On one hand, we need to respect ourselves enough to say, “Enough is enough”, but on the other, if we don’t force ourselves into unfamiliar territory, how will we ever grow?
When I was younger,I dreamed of being Cinderella,The beautiful, distressed, princessWho would be saved by her Prince CharmingFrom the big, ugly, ogre.If only I had understood then That beauty is in the eye of the beholderAnd the ogres and demons existed inside my head. When I was a little older,I dreamed of being Jackie Chan(From theContinue reading “The Kingdom of Dreams”
In our country, safety has always been a major public health concern. While it’s disheartening to see cases of abuse almost constantly flashed on our television screens, stigma around the issue prevents us from talking about it or discussing the personal trauma that one battles. Also follow us on: Apple Podcasts SoundCloud Valerie- Welcome toContinue reading “LonePack Conversations – Child Sexual Abuse and its impact on Mental Health ft. Viji Ganesh”
In recent years, many women and men have increasingly rallied behind the feminist movement, which fights for equality in opportunities and rights between men and women. The idea is to eradicate gender stereotypes, the age-old argument that ‘men and women are not the same’, at its rotten core. Being ‘same’ is not the same asContinue reading “The Lessons that the Men’s Mental Health Movement can Learn from Feminism”
When I was a kid, there were; Purple skies and pink rivers, Paper cranes and wooden toys. The world was only as big as, The candy shop around the corner. The big blue ocean, Fit itself into the sound of a seashell, And hide and seek was only a game. But today, I hide behindContinue reading “Grow Up, Or Don’t”
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