Emotional Health

Role of Technology in Mental health

The only constant is change. With ever-changing technology, this cannot be truer. Checking your devices multiple times has become second nature for most of us. As the internet is evolving, so is our dependence on it. Some may even term it an addiction. The internet, which was introduced as a way to make our lives [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|2018 | June, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Think like an Elder

Thinking about aging often brings to mind physical transformations: the weakening of bones and muscles, the slow fade of energy, the aches, and the pains. But as our bodies change with age, so do our minds. It’s true that many elders experience some level of memory loss, a series of mental changes known collectively as [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|2018 | June, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Mindful Yoga for Managing Anxiety

Whether it is the patient or the caregiver, diagnosis of a serious health condition like the need for dialysis therapy can bring turmoil and trigger anxiety. The onset of anxiety affects you not only mentally but also physically. You may begin feeling one or more effects of anxiety, like trouble sleeping, headaches and muscle tension. [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|2017 | November, Emotional Health|0 Comments

The Trauma of Dialysis Initiation

We are happy to announce that Dr. Gavril Hercz’s article is published, in the Perspective section of JASN October 2017 28: 2835-2837. The link for the article can be found here. http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/28/10/2835 This article discusses at length the psychosocial impact of serious medical illness, such as kidney disease, which affects not only patients but also [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Clinician's Corner, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Beyond the reception desk

The clinical reception area, be it in a clinic or hospital, is the first and last place that a patient encounters during their anxious visit. Thus it has a major role in imprinting a positive or negative impression, while also influencing the dynamics of the encounter while there. The receptionists not only look after running [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|2017 | May, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Helping your child deal with death

Death can be a difficult subject and most of us feel uncomfortable talking about it. Death, however, does not differentiate, being an inevitable outcome for all of us.  Personal meanings of death can vary, though. Through the ages, for most of us, the best way to deal with it was with denial. Maybe this is the reason that most [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|2017 | April, Emotional Health|0 Comments

‘Helping professions’ and Burnout

When nothing turns out right We all feel burnout sometimes, and the helping professions like that of physicians and psychologists are also not immune to it. Having a perfect work-life balance seems like an illusion. In 1970, American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger coined the term “burnout” to describe the consequences of severe stress and high ideals experienced [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|2017 | February, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Companions to a Mindful Life

Often, especially during times of stress, we feel a strong urge to feel calmer, de-clutter our minds and approach the world in a more mindful way. Mindfulness has become a popular and employed stress reduction tool and has become something of a buzzword in recent years. […] (more…)
By | December 1st, 2016|2016 | December, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Feeling Depressed? Listen to your inner voice

 Feeling Depressed? Listen to your inner voice Of the 7.5 billion world, a staggering 350 million people suffer from depression, which by all counts is an alarming figure. Many who are depressed may not even know it. While the impact of depression touches every aspect of someone’s life, both the individual and his or her (more…)
By | November 10th, 2016|2016 | November, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Embracing Life

 A poem by Linda L. Dowd R.N.   Reeling images of long ago are cascading through my mind, Picture-perfect in retrospect, ~ Memories intertwined.   I pay no heed to pains of past, nor to regrets or sorrows, For they'd impinge upon todays and darken my tomorrows.   I fill my mind with pleasant thoughts, [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|2016 | July, Emotional Health|3 Comments