Are you looking for natural stress management and radical health solutions?
I am Siri Mera Kaur, a writer, mother and artistic, community-driven advocate for holistic mental health prevention and treatment. Telling my stories, improving communication, improving relationships and embracing simplicity and natural ways of living have served me well.
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 adolescence I began to write songs. Eventually in high school I turned to writing 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” in the face of tragedy in my family. I needed emotional support and all around me I saw people 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.
Natural Stress Management
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 natural stress and mental health management. At that time I had the freedom and motivation to change my diet, appearance, and habits for my own happiness, without fear of judgement from my parents or family.
I was discovering spirituality and lifestyle habits that worked, I also developed social anxiety due to internet dependence and other issues which landed me in inpatient recovery. 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, body image, boundaries, community, communication, nature and creativity have been my refuge. I’ve been stable over the past decade in ways I was told would not be possible. I’ve also learned how culture plays a role in empowering people on their own terms, long-term.
That is my purpose with this site. I aim to bring awareness, encouragement, inspiration and support to building family-friendly, culturally diverse communities and businesses. These resources support natural prevention of depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms through natural stress management and radical health practices.
I went on to nanny, babysit, volunteer and work in other capacities within diverse homes and communities. What I learned was that stress, health, emotions and energy are a lot more social than I previously realized.
I saw how stress management practices can be easily observed within a family or community unit. I also learned how radical health practices, even as simple as saying gratitude or giving a good hug can be contagious.
This is why I focus on community as a major component of natural stress management and as a featured branch in radical health practices.