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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South Asian Parents: Eleven Tips to Increase Happiness

It is safe to say that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs someone can have in a lifetime. The demands exist around the clock, the appreciation comes years later and the stress of being a good parent can take a toll on physical and emotional health. While most …

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South Asian Relationships: Signs of Healthy Communication

Healthy communication leads to a strong relationship and also physical and mental health benefits for both partners. It takes hard work and dedication from both partners to make healthy communication the norm in your partnership. Even the most well-meaning and loving people have to learn how to re-wire their automatic …

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Positive Activities: An Alternate Healing Method for Depression

Santosh walked out of the doctor’s office upset. “I am not crazy,” he thought to himself, fuming as he started his car. “How dare the doctor think I’m some kind of a lunatic,” his mind raced. When he got home, his wife was eager to find out how the doctor’s …

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South Asian Families: Fun & Easy Activities For Emotional Wellbeing

Mental health education and awareness needs to begin from an early age so that children can establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Families are especially important in reinforcing lifestyles that encourage positive mental health. Here are some fun activities that families with young children can do together to …

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Appreciation in South Asian Families

While Marisa’s husband was away on a business trip, her mother-in-law Usha stayed with her to help her take care of Karan, who had developed chicken pox. Marisa and her Usha had a surprisingly close relationship considering how different their backgrounds were. They respected each other and both truly enjoyed …

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