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5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating in your Job Search

This is a short article that I co-authored with my son, Arun Coumar on how to handle procrastination. We recommend using The Work of Byron Katie and Getting Things Done approach among others to address this universal problem. #jobsearching #procrastination #TheWorkofByronKatie #getthingsdone #perfectionism Byron Katie, David Allen Arun Coumar

COVID-19 Career Building – A Call to Action

As a result of the pandemic and the economic shutdown that followed, many people are losing their jobs or getting furloughed. These are very challenging times for lots of individuals and families. Here is a beneficial article that my son wrote that has some useful, practical tips. Please feel free to share:

If you can’t go outside, go inside

You can learn how to meditate by clicking on the image.

NEW: Adverse Childhood Events & Resilience Questionnaires

What drives our addictions? Every one of us has had some adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Recent studies have shown a link between adverse childhood experiences and addictions. Our self-identity is formed early in life, based on our life experiences. The good news is that we also have the ability to develop resilience and recover from our

Addictions & Connections

A New Therapy Group Starting Soon  Everyone I know, including myself, suffers from some form of addiction. I use the term addiction to include not just addiction to alcohol or drugs, but also addiction to social media (Facebook, email, Instagram), gambling, Netflix, porn, sex, relationships, exercise, work, food, coffee, shopping and most importantly – thinking.

A World Divided

A Class Divided This is an invitation to watch this powerful movie. It brings me to tears everytime I watch it. The reason I am sharing it is that the topic is still very relevant today. We live in a world that is divided. Conservatives vs. Liberals, Rich vs. Poor, Black vs. White, Educated vs.


Personality is an illusion – a very convincing illusion!

Tips for mental wellbeing

The secret to mental health is to move our attention from the imagined reality to the simple presence of being here.

An Old Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good.

True Meditation

True meditation is not something we do while sitting on a cushion for “x” minutes a day– true meditation is simply being open to the moment-by-moment experience of being alive. He explains: Meditation is a direct experience of the uninterrupted moment we commonly call the NOW. In true meditation, we are not trying to get

What is Mindful Inquiry?

Mindful Inquiry is about recognizing and removing our perceived obstacles that prevent us from living our lives fully. It is an invitation to identify and gently question those beliefs that stand in the way of our mental health, well-being and happiness. Read more...

Services Offered

I offer psychotherapy, consultation, assessment, and supervision services for various issues, including:

Addictive behaviors
Relationship difficulties
Improving communication
Life transitions
and more...


Anil Coumar, MBBS, MA, LMHC

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