Dr. Ardeshir Mehran

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Ardeshir’s Field Notes

I KNOW THAT LOOK

On November 3, 2022, I was on the stage as a speaker at the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) globalEDGE Annual Conference at Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City. YPO had invited me to share my innovative work around emotional wellness. Looking at a sea of smiling faces, I saw

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WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT

I wish you a year of health, abundance, and fulfillment. I have gifts for you: a podcast recording and guidelines for living boldly, courageously, and fully this year. You’ll hear about it in this podcast, Linda’s Corner Podcast: Hope, Healing, Happiness. It is hosted by hosted by Linda Bjork.   I had YOU in

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DO YOU LIVE A FULFILLED LIFE?

How would you rate the following two questions on a 10-point scale (1=Very Low, 10=Very High)? 1. What is your current level of achievement in life? 2. What is your current level of fulfillment in life? Now, take a deep breath, lift your head, and notice how you felt when rating the second question.

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CURIOUS ABOUT TRAUMA? READ THIS.

TRAUMA IS A LIFE’S STORY   With a relaxed face and faint smile, my client whispered, “I feel like I am reclaiming the young girl who was somehow lost years ago. I am coming home again. But to a new and better home.” That’s how my recent client expressed her

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ADHD…THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH

START WITH THE ATTACHMENT. ATTENTION WILL FOLLOW. Five years ago, a female executive reached out to meet with me. She wanted to “get some  ideas” about the treatment plans for her 17-year-old daughter. As she described, her daughter was a stellar student. She was diagnosed with ADHD, was anorexic and

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Run Toward the Light.

THE STRUGGLE We all have seen such scenes in dramatic movies, TV shows, or novels. There is an overwhelming and terrifying antagonist (think Voldemort in Harry Potter) battling the protagonist…and seems to be winning. The protagonist attempts to fight back but cannot. Tries to break free, desperately scanning for a path to salvation.

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Get Me to Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee

My book, “You Are Not Depressed. You Are Un-Finished.” went live a week ago. It quickly reached bestselling status on Amazon. I am deeply grateful for the interest and support of the backer and readers. I am even more committed to doing my life’s mandate…helping mankind suffer less; live more. [The following

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Hurts So Good

Dear colleagues, I had two recent interactions around depression and anxiety that you might find illuminating. The first was an email by a female executive. She wrote, “I have been dealing with depression my entire life while climbing up the corporate ladder. I don’t need to do anything, I think.

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Make the Pain Go Away.

I was getting an avalanche of emails, texts, and phone calls. It happened three years ago. I had just finished presenting to a large group of senior professionals on the full spectrum of human emotions, sharing segments of my upcoming book. Specifically, I discussed my research on the linkages between

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“Can’t Help Falling in Love.” —Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was loved. Yet, he felt lonely. He died at the young age of 42. Doctors said that he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates, a class of drugs for help with depression, sleep, anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures. I believe

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