Posts by Sayeh Beheshti, M.D.
How Much Would You Pay for Fulfillment?
Fulfillment is up for sale! It is not, however, available for purchase as a one time, lump sum amount. Payment can only be arranged as a subscription with commitment to daily installments, and the only form of payment accepted is effort. So I ask you again: how much would you be willing to pay for…Read More
What do your relationships say about you?
It was midnight and I was shaking in fear, sitting at the wheel of my car in a pitch dark alleyway, waiting for Nancy. Two hours ago she had told me she would be back in five minutes. I was eighteen years old, had only been driving for a few months, and way out of…Read More
Getting to Know You
Have you ever done something and then later thought “what on earth was I thinking?” Do you sometimes wonder why you continue to do some things that you really don’t want to be doing? Do you often feel unhappy or unfulfilled? Or even more drastically, do wish you had another life than the one you’re…Read More
Time for Bed
Welcome to our fifth and final lesson in our series on self appreciation. Before I get into the final lesson, I would like to make one last argument for the importance of self appreciation. Regardless of what ambitions you have, be it achieving success at work and in relationships, having the love and respect of…Read More
Happy to hear from you
Welcome to the fourth lesson in our five-week series on self-appreciation. So far, we have discussed how to start your day, and things you can do before starting work and during your workday to refocus your mind on caring about and honoring yourself and your well-being. Today, we are going to talk about the importance…Read More
A Little Bit of Fresh Air
We have now reached the half-way point in our five-week series on self-appreciation. I am hoping that by now you have tried at least once to do an act of self-love when you wake up in the morning, and started writing down some things you are grateful for. Is there anything new that you have…Read More
Welcome to our second lesson in our five-week series on self-appreciation. Two weeks ago, I sent out a newsletter in which I described a two-minute breathing exercise to switch your nervous system from the flight-or-fight mode to the rest-and-digest one. That was followed by last week’s article in which I talked about the importance of…Read More
Do this first thing in the morning
Welcome to our first lesson in the five-week series on self-appreciation. I firmly believe that in order to discover your full power, you must first understand and love yourself. That is why I came up with a few quick and simple daily exercises to shift your focus towards yourself. Last week I sent instructions on…Read More
Start Your Journey to Power
I am often surprised by how much suffering my patients put up with. Many of them believe that they have no power against the forces that bring them down. Others are so bogged down with meeting the everyday demands of life that they forget to take time to actually live. They dredge through their lives,…Read More
6 Ways to Claim Your Power: Lessons from Mikel Jollett
I recently finished reading Hollywood Park, a memoir written by Mikel Jollett. In this article, I will discuss how the author survived repeated childhood trauma, and the many ways in which he found and expressed his power. If you are like me and you hate spoilers, do not read this post until you have read…Read More