Dr. Ardeshir Mehran

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Ardeshir’s Field Notes

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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So you want a speaking-up culture? Begin by listening more.

We all agree that fostering a “culture of speaking up” is a strategic workforce asset to perpetually transform and grow your business. Right? Keep these facts in mind: Research shows that speaking up is a reciprocal process. Employees (at all levels) tend to speak up more when there are meaningful practices of wanting

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