Giving Thanks: Six Easy Ways to Live a Healthier Life

Both intuition and research have shown that feeling grateful makes people feel good, physically and emotionally. Gratitude, as defined by psychologist Robert Emmons  studying this positive emotion, is a two part emotion. First, gratitude is when we affirm that there are good things in the world. Secondly, gratitude is when …

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South Asian Emotions: Creating Your Wellbeing Toolbox

During times of stress or in the middle of a depressive or manic episode, it can be very difficult to remember how to take care of yourself. Healthy coping strategies significantly improve mental health symptoms, while unhealthy tactics can further exacerbate your situation and your symptoms. Poor mental health has …

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Tips On How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed

Seeing a loved one depressed can make you feel helpless and frustrated because you want to help but you don’t know how. When someone is depressed, due to clinical depression, postpartum depression or winter blues, most of the time they want help but do not know where to begin. As …

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Mental Health Symptoms or Nutritional Deficits?

Tejal’s teacher had become worried of about the 6 year old. By lunch time, Tejal looked exhausted. When the teacher would ask Tejal if she was feeling ok, the young girl often complained of feeling dizzy. When asked if she ate lunch, Tejal would say yes, leaving out the detail …

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South Asian Parents: Tips to Reduce Stress

Parents experience an immense amount of stress on a daily basis. While most parents are thrilled to have children, every one of them will agree that there are days when the pressure and demands of the role feel impossible to meet. Add on to that the responsibilities for maintaining a …

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Trouble Remembering? Blame Stress, Not Age

Pratap was seated at a restaurant with his family discussing the movie they had just seen. “His acting was amazing,” Pratap’s daughter said. His son and wife agreed emphatically. “My favorite part of the movie was when that guy…what was his name? The one with the mustache? What was his …

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