Ask Sahaj: My mom can’t deal with emotions. How do I stop resenting her?
My mom has her own trauma she’s never dealt with.
Ask Sahaj: I grew up pleasing others. Now I don’t know my own values.
I thought living on my own would be liberating, but it has been the opposite: I find myself constantly feeling lost, indecisive and empty.
Ask Sahaj: It’s time to lean into discomfort and share our stories
Advice columnist and mental health professional Sahaj Kaur Kohli is ready to help you navigate mental health, identity and relationships.
What a child psychologist does in a workday
A carefully chosen outfit, Lego time with a client and three Coke Zeros are all part of a typical workday for this child psychologist.
For me, giving birth was traumatic. Other Black moms deserve better.
The end of Roe v. Wade means only more dire circumstances for Black birthing people. But there are resources to help.
Ask Sahaj: My White, liberal in-laws don’t understand racial issues
I’m a first-generation Latina woman, and I don’t know if I can broach the topic without being misunderstood.
What a high school athletic trainer does in a workday
An early-morning workout, heat exhaustion education and football game prep are all part of a typical workday for this trainer.
Ask Sahaj: Can my ex and I stay roommates?
In weighing the logistical benefits, I’m wondering: Can a healthy roommate and friend relationship be possible at this point?
What a supervising producer on ‘The Tonight Show’ does in a workday
A snoozed alarm, a dressing-room greeting and a phone call with Steve Carell are all part of “The Tonight Show” producer Sarah Connell’s workday.
Ask Sahaj: My husband’s family stays for weeks, but he doesn’t consult me
I understand their importance to him, but I can’t seem to get through to him that he needs to at least discuss it with me first.
An ADHD diagnosis has reframed years of thinking I was ‘too much’
After my ADHD diagnosis, I no longer force myself to hide who I am or try to justify the way I move through the world.
What a farm owner does in a workday
A morning harvest, a fresh lunch and a farmers market session are all part of a typical workday for this farm owner.
Ask Sahaj: The future of the country feels bleak. How can I cope?
From the overturning of Roe to uncertainty in my personal life, how do I build resilience amid the ongoing unpredictability?
What a fashion stylist does in a workday
A celebrity fitting, lots of emails and dinner out with a friend are all part of this fashion stylist’s typical workday.
Ask Sahaj: My girlfriend’s parents disapprove of our queer relationship
By the time I met her, she had been operating under a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with her immigrant parents for a decade.
How I found community in the South as a Black queer woman
As I reflect on what my identity is and will evolve to be, I’m grateful that I’ve carved out my own space in the South.
What an interior designer and organizer does in a workday
A morning workout, onsite consultation and dinner out are all part of a typical workday for this interior organizer.
In my darkest hours, my family has always been my light
It’s a gift and a privilege to have such a loving family amid today’s political climate.
Ask Sahaj: My grandparents died. How do I keep their culture alive?
My grandparents were my tie to India, my reason for going back every year. How do I keep my connection to my culture alive when they are not?
What a voice actor does in a workday
An animation audition, a walking break and TV show research are all part of a typical workday for this voice actor.