A Therapist’s Reflection on COVID-19- A Time for Pause and Self-Work

I wanted to write something instructive and useful during this pandemic of COVID-19 which is affecting all of us at this time. At the time of this writing, a large part of Canada is shutting down schools, workplaces and environments which have the potential of spreading this virus. While most of my clients are still … More A Therapist’s Reflection on COVID-19- A Time for Pause and Self-Work

Growing Younger Gracefully: Your Guide to Aging with Vitality, Resilience, and Pizzazz

Sheena Nancy Sarles writes about her new book titled Growing Younger Gracefully. The book is a full-spectrum exploration and curation of simple tips to navigate and celebrate the gift of aging.  My intention for writing “Growing Younger Gracefully: Your Guide to Aging with Vitality, Resilience, and Pizzazz” is for you to be inspired to appreciate … More Growing Younger Gracefully: Your Guide to Aging with Vitality, Resilience, and Pizzazz

The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering

Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering, written by Judith N. Lasker, shines light on healthcare-based volunteering in developing contexts. While it does not explicitly focus on aging, this book poses a bold and poignant question: Does international medical volunteering really help patients? Developing countries struggle with both acute diseases such … More The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering

Open Your Eyes: A Journey from Darkness to Sight

Open Your Eyes is a recently produced documentary on the impact of cataract surgery in Nepal. The film shows the transformation of health-related quality of life for older adults with access to medical care. In the film, Manisara and Durga make the long journey to get cataract surgery. Both husband and wife are blind and … More Open Your Eyes: A Journey from Darkness to Sight