The Energy Will Surface

Most people don’t know how I ended up on my path. Bear with me a moment and the relationship to this month's theme on energy will surface. At the time of this writing, my path is in transition, yet the focus has always remained the same. As a kid and teenager, two main things played a part in the unfolding of my path. First, I have always been an empathic person. Curious about others’ lived experiences, I listened and asked questions. Friends at the time told me I’m going to be a psychologist and that path just seemed to be chosen. The second twist was how I struggled growing up between the two very different worlds of American culture and East Indian culture. 

The stress of wanting to fit in and yet feeling and sensing I was different was a constant stressor in my life. While it led to some destructive pathways, circumstances slapped me back upon the path. Having had traumatic and oppressed experiences of suffering, the combination of both these experiences and the education and training relating to oppression, the psyche, the everyday and not-so-everyday pressure and demands of love, work, finances, environment, and the mind/ body, led to other paths and the chosen path.  One of which I’m currently on as a stress coach.

Having authored one book on stress to be released January 2017 and one to be released soon (in 2016), I have a stress coaching program to begin soon and will coaching services on a national and global level next year. While the chosen path had its own challenges (cultural, heart-tugs, etc.), things keep moving forward.  Change is constant and understanding the reactions and responses to it leads to a satisfying rather than gratifying experience.

My path has also allowed me to discover how personal energy can be wasted. When we are living a life filled with satisfying relationships, love, work, etc., we have more energy to put back into our world and to help others. When we are constantly thinking or worrying about these aspects in our life, we drain what energy we have in order to survive. Thriving seems impossible. And it's possible to thrive. 

You can find out more by visiting We are also seeking a few more applicants for the upcoming focus online group on stress so why not see how you can shift your stress path? 


Serena Wadhwa

Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.  Dr. Wadhwa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is the Director of TriQual Living Center (). Dr. Wadhwa works as an educator,  coordinator, therapist, stress coach, consultant, creator, presenter, trainer, lecturer, radio talk show host, yoga instructor and author.

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