Are you looking for ways of naturally healing depression, anxiety and PTSD?
I am Siri Mera Kaur, a writer, mother and artistic, community-driven advocate for holistic mental health prevention and treatment. A big part of me and what has helped me has been telling my stories, improving communication, improving relationships and embracing more simplicity and natural ways.
I live my life with a connection to the 4 year old who believed God was nature and who aspired to be Mother Theresa when I grew up. I had many spiritual experiences as a young child and no one to talk to them about and so I dove deeply into reading. As I reached my pre-teen years I began to write songs and eventually in high school I turned to writing everything as my primary source for healing and relating to the world.
Also within this period of time I began to have an identity crisis. I started questioning everything I thought and “knew” because in the face of tragedy in my family I was completely shocked by the actions of those around me. I needed emotional support and all around me I saw people faking, pretending and numbing themselves. It was the biggest mind trip I’d ever experienced. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. This led to my entrance into the world of mental health treatment.
Naturally Healing Mental Illness
My mom was the first one to send me a therapist. I was quickly diagnosed with depression and medicated. When I went to live with my dad a few months later my anti-depressants ran out and were not renewed.
A few years later in college I began going to therapy again. This lead me to seeking out ways of naturally healing depression, anxiety and ptsd. At that time I had the freedom and motivation to change my diet, change my appearance, and start doing things for my own happiness, without fear of judgement from my parents or family.
While in many ways I was discovering spirituality and other lifestyle habits that worked for me I also developed social anxiety due to internet dependence and a few other serious issues which landed me in an inpatient recovery program. This was a pinnacle of my life that opened me up to a whole new world and it’s complete opposite subculture. After completely relying on medical treatment I then decided to reject that treatment and supplement my life with powerful lifestyle habits that I saw sustainable and fulfilling progress with.
Nutrition, yoga, self-love/body image, healthier relationships, community, communication, nature and creativity have been huge factors in making me physically, mentally, socially and spiritually stable and content over the past decade in ways I was told would not be possible. In addition to these habits I’ve learned a lot about how the culture I live in and the cultures that are suppressed in mainstream media play a big role in the ability of everyday people to learn how to be empowered, healthy, happy and peaceful on their own terms, long-term.
That is my purpose with this site. To bring awareness, encouragement, inspiration and support to building family-friendly, culturally diverse communities and businesses that prop up families and individuals in a holistic awareness of lifestyles for naturally healing depression, anxiety and PTSD with a mind/body/spirit focus.