Category Archives: Self Love & Healing

Are You Worrying Yourself Sick?

Are you worrying yourself sick? via @drnehasangwan
We’re moving at lightning speed. We’re maxed out, overcommitted, and exhausted. It’s no wonder that one in eight Americans ages 18 and older suffers from an anxiety disorder, and over the last decade, the rates of anti-anxiety and insomnia medication use have skyrocketed. Anxiety is rooted in a fear of what might happen in the…

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How to Manage Friends and Family During Divorce

GET THE MP3 FOR THIS EPISODE  |  LISTEN ON iTUNES Dr. Neha: I have an amazing guest with us here today. Her name's Lori. Hi, Lori. Tell me what's on your mind. Lori: Recently, my husband and I filed for divorce. It's been coming for a while. I have found that telling people one-on-one has…

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Manage Stress Through Soft-Belly Breathing

GET THE MP3 FOR THIS EPISODE  |  LISTEN ON iTUNES Have you ever felt stressed or overwhelmed—and then become completely annoyed when somebody chimed in with, “Hey, just take a deep breath.” Today, you're going to learn about a very underused yet extremely powerful tool called soft-belly breathing. I didn't learn about this in medical…

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Are You On Empty or Self-Full?

Are You on Empty or Self-Full?
How many times have you tuned out the safety instructions blaring over the loudspeaker on an airplane? I bet you could recite them verbatim. The flight attendant calls for everyone’s attention. You know the drill … let’s fast forward to this part: “In the unlikely event that the cabin pressure should drop, oxygen masks will…

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Bye-Bye, Page Street

FINAL SALE. A new owner on the deed. And that makes me just one of the many travelers over the last 119 years who have called this plot of land their home. This change has forced the completion of every last errand, every decision not yet made and prioritized the reconnection of relationships that had…

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Why Is It So Hard To Say Good-bye?

We love our stuff! And when it no longer fits in our garage or basement, we rent out a climate-controlled space to keep it in. Rather than letting go of what we no longer need, we would rather pay a monthly fee to store our extra belongings “in case we need them.” The Self-Storage Association…

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Come Away With Me…!

For those of you who began this journey with me many blogs ago, you might recall that my steps to becoming an author have been challenging, to say the least. I had always thought of myself as a physician, corporate consultant and speaker, but not a writer. I began my blog with “I’m not writing…

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Your Body is Talking. Are You Listening?

Over the last decade working in hospitals, I was surprised by the number of times learning the skills to communicate helped alleviate my patients’ physical symptoms and even helped them get rid of a dependence on certain medications. Research shows that communicating effectively helps us better cope with stress, nurtures our relationships, and enhances our…

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Be Your Own Valentine

With Valentine's Day upon us, I’m reminded that although it only takes the click of a mouse to ‘friend’ another via social media, friending yourself is a much more difficult task. It means getting clear about what you want and having the courage to express those wants to others.  This is not something we have…

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Who I Am and What I Do

Hi, I’m Dr. Neha and thanks for reading my blog. Through my own experience and struggles in our current medical system as a physician, a patient and a patient advocate, I’ve developed an innovative and practical method to help you take ownership of your health and well-being called the i-Five Experience.  What is the i-Five…

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