Things that make you go UMM………


Do you ever question how the modern mind is impacted by trends in society? Why do people behave and act a certain way?  Are you interested and curious about mental health topics?

The goal of Understand My Mind (UMM) is to keep the information simple.  Through podcast interviews, articles and resources, our goal is to help you understand how societal trends affect individuals’ perceptions, thoughts and behavior. The people interviewed are not all from a mental health background, but each interviewer highlights the key trends that affect our behavior.

How can we help you understand your mind?


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What's new on UMM?






Interviewed at WomenNow TV on Infertility: This short segment explores how infertility or trying to conceive can affect women, the relationship and wellbeing as well as ways to get support. This segment was originally aired Saturday, November 17 at 8:30 am PST on KTSF channel 26 and on StarPlus at 9am PST and can also be found by clicking on the link Ulash at WomenNow on Infertility







Article: Brides Feed Fantasy








Supporting New Mama

Motherhood is such a life changing experience!  You are invited to join the New Mama Group, for any mother whose baby is up to 7 months.  This will be a four-week group (no drop-ins).  The group is intentionally small so as to allow for a deeper connection with other mothers. For more information, click here




The Real Talk Series

The Real Talk Series explores topics that UMM listeners have expressed an interest in us covering. The goal of this series is to keep the podcasts short, reduce the psychological “jargon”, help explore taboo subjects and and empower the mind.  Check out our first podcast in the series "Women and Fertility."




What Does The Contents of Your Refrigerator Say About You?








Article: A Dose Of Positive attitude Can Be Infectious And Good  For You!






Article: Adjusting To Life In The United States (click to read)








Article: Tips on How to Deal With Traumatic Events From Afar (click to read tips)








Podcast: Talking to you Children About Job Loss

This simple podcast will explore the effects on children when parents lose their jobs and ways families can explore this topic with their children.  Click to listen






Article: Going to Bat for Playground Time

Back in the 1970s, I spent part of every workday building cardiovascular fitness, honing negotiation skills, lifting my mood, exercising creativity and preparing my mind for new skills. I was at recess.  Click to read more






Article: Wish Me Luck

Ugh. It’s that time of year again. Halloween is over, and the splendor of the Pennsylvania October has lost its war of attrition against the autumn’s cold rain and high winds. This is the time of year when I start to struggle with my mood.  Click to read more





Podcast: Breathe!  Giving Yourself Permission to Slow Down

Lately, do you come home feeling overwhelmed and stressed, missed your gym class, and feel like you made no time to relax and reflect on your day? In this simple, short podcast, Ulash gets personal with examples on ways to give yourself permission to slow down when you are feeling stressed out or overwhelmed with life.  Yes, it’s time to slow down and breathe!  Click to listen




Breast Cancer Support Groups: A Conversation with Karen Cooper

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime according to the American Cancer Society’s 2010 statistics. Yet patients facing that diagnosis can feel isolated even among the friends and family who want to be supportive.  Click to read more





Podcast on "I Give Because?….The Psychology of Giving": UMM is dedicating the month of September to giving, honoring people across the globe.  We THANK everyone, for supporting others.  This short podcast will cover the psychology behind giving.  Click to listen







UMM on  Thank you David, for listing UMM in The New "Not Most People" List.  David P. Diana provides readers with unique perspectives in mental health.  Check out his amazing work, David P. Diana!