The Far-reaching Effects of PTSD in Veterans


By an MGI contributor Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition caused by exposure to traumatic events that are outside the normal range of human experience. These events shake the foundation that our mental health is built on and create a disconnect between the victim’s expectations and reality. The effects of PTSD in veterans … Continue reading The Far-reaching Effects of PTSD in Veterans

JOMO


By Aparna Mele Sometimes wellness looks like the art of JOMO (joy of missing out). JOMO is the joy of missing out on the things that drain our lives like toxic hustle, societal comparison, and digital drain. Many of us are always on the go—if not physically, at least mentally and emotionally, we are always … Continue reading JOMO

Masks


By Aparna Mele, MD Mask-wearing during this COVID pandemic is crucial to preventing the spread of infection. But did you know that even something as simple as wearing a mask has distinct instructions on both how to wear it and how to remove it? Remember there is only one correct way to wear them and … Continue reading Masks

Instilling Kindness In Our Kids


By Aparna Mele “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain How do children learn to care, feel connected to their communities, and know their impact in the world? Developing compassion in children is akin to developing muscle strength. The more you use your muscles, the … Continue reading Instilling Kindness In Our Kids

Put Your Mind on Your Eating and Your Eating On Your Mind


By Aparna Mele, MD Not just a trendy mental game, mindful eating is a sort of meditation in motion being actively studied for its far-reaching health benefits. This kind of practice, like other mindfulness techniques, emphasizes judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and sensory experiences to help you focus on the meal you are eating, … Continue reading Put Your Mind on Your Eating and Your Eating On Your Mind

Mental Wellness During Challenging Times


By Aparna Mele These most challenging times have made the issue of mental health more important than ever. The stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic have been difficult enough, and now the social distancing requirements have led to profound changes in our daily routines. All of us are faced with daily uncertainty about how long this … Continue reading Mental Wellness During Challenging Times