Loving Ourselves First

How do we earn our own love? This has been on my mind lately, as it seems to be a recurring theme within my patients.  And yet if we look closely enough, we likely find that it is a recurring theme within all of our lives, or the lives of our loved ones. In fact, […]

My Guest Post Over On “Having Time”

Hello readers, I am honored to be featured on the British blog, Having Time!  This article marks the first time I was invited to write a guest post for another blog, and I am so happy with how it all turned out.  Please enjoy! http://www.havingtime.com/get-your-focus-back-how-to-step-away-from-distractions/ With gratitude, Monisha

From Goals to Intentions: A Radical Shift

This essay first appeared on Huffington Post on March 5, 2015   My patient, Anne, lowered her voice down to a conspiratorial whisper: “You know, Dr. Vasa, sometimes I even allow myself to go down to the coffee shop and… read a book!” She looked at me expectantly, wondering what I might say next. Anne […]

Beyond Busyness

I am writing this post at 2:46 in the morning on a late Sunday night/very early Monday morning. My mind woke up with a buzzing, restless…

Running in the Rain

This past Sunday was a rainy day, unusual for sunny Southern California. I debated about whether to venture out…

Rethinking Resolutions

One Powerful Intention for the Year Ahead “When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our…

My Teachers

I am continually reminded that my greatest teachers don’t arrive in the forms I expect. I am blessed to be a psychiatrist. I believe that through all of life’s twists and turns, all roads were leading me to this place, to this career. In the daily practice of being with my patients in a meaningful […]