Dr. Ardeshir Mehran

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Ardeshir’s Field Notes

DOES YOUR THERAPIST REALLY GET YOU?

… It was all a façade. I was bored and emotionally exhausted with my therapy sessions. My therapist would ask gentle questions, probing about my emotions, actions, and plans. We exchanged constructive information. It seemed that we were making progress and that my depression and anxiety were lessening. Not true. I

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DO YOU HAVE EMOTIONAL DEFICINCIES?

Calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B, C, and D. We’re familiar with the essential supplements to fix our physical health deficiencies. But, when it comes to our mental health, our emotional deficiencies are often undiagnosed and overlooked. Unbeknownst to us, emotional deficiencies restrict our health, relationships, vitality, and performance and typically

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WHAT’S YOUR ANSWER?

Something shifts when I ask my clients the following three questions: What is the quality of love and belonging in your life? Who is there in your life to share and receive love? How do you love yourself? I ask these questions when helping clients enrich their “I BELONG” Emotional

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MOST DEPRESSION TREATMENTS DON’T WORK. HERE’S A BETTER WAY.

Sometimes hitting rock bottom is actually the countdown to a lift-off. The rock bottom for me was when, during the therapy session, the psychiatrist said, “You are ‘mildly depressed and anxious’ Mr. Mehran. Here’s the prescription that should help. Start taking the pills, come back, and we’ll then continue with your

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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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