Total Health: Dr Anjani Amladi On How We Can Optimize Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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14 min readJan 19, 2021


Walk — even if it’s only 10 minutes, the body needs physical exercise to stay healthy. If you’re busy and can’t make time to get to the gym, try taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to the furthest bathroom as opposed to the closest one, parking at a distance from the store instead of in the front row. Small bursts of effort add up throughout the day.

Often when we refer to wellness, we assume that we are talking about physical wellbeing. But one can be physically very healthy but still be unwell, emotionally or mentally. What are the steps we can take to cultivate optimal wellness in all areas of our life; to develop Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing?

As a part of our series about “How We Can Do To Cultivate Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Anjani Amladi, M.D., a double board-certified Adult Psychiatrist and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist focusing on an integrative approach to patient care. Dr. Amladi has an extensive background in treating a wide variety of psychiatric disorders such as: ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders. She is the author of Amazon best-selling children’s picture book, When the World Got Sick, which helps children and caregivers talk about the impact of COVID-19 and how to navigate this stressful time.

She has captivated audiences through speaking and teaching engagements on topics such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, physician burnout, ADHD, psychosis and mood disorders. During these engagements, she focuses on providing audiences actionable strategies, resources, and techniques to help them navigate these issues. She has also been featured in multiple publications discussing topics of child abuse, depression, stress, relationships, and grief.

Her latest book, When the World Got Sick, focuses on helping caregivers navigate the difficult conversation about the pandemic in