By MySahana on 25 Nov 2014
It is the end of a stressful week, and you reward yourself for a job well done by eating your favorite dessert. You are unaware of the delicious food disappearing as you continue to browse the net or watch TV. Suddenly, you look down. Where did that dessert go? Disappointment and dissatisfaction set in. “That one just vanished!
By MySahana on 28 Oct 2014
Sometimes when we experience a trauma such as a car accident, witnessing violence or abuse, our minds protect ourselves by shutting off our emotions. The same way our pain receptors shut off to manage intense pain, our mind suppresses strong, negative emotions during times of crises to protect our well-being.
By MySahana on 01 Jul 2014
Feeling nervous is part of a normal, healthy life. It is an adaptive emotion that helps us know when we are safe, when we are in physical or emotional danger, and when we should feel afraid.
By MySahana on 03 Jan 2013
For over one month prior to a new year, people begin to think about new years resolutions and what goals they wish to achieve. Most of these people had failed to follow through with their resolutions in the previous year and thus attempt to try again. The problem is, most resolutions are inherently flawed and are destined to not be completed.
By MySahana on 14 Oct 2012
With the pace of life increasing for South Asians of all ages, there has been a decline on good quality sleep. Adults with countless personal and professional responsibilities often deprioritize sleep.
By MySahana on 08 Jun 2012
People of all ages, including children, are prone to experiencing stress. While it’s important to recognize the difference between good stress ( http://www.mysahana.org/2010/11/good-stress-bad-stress/ ) and bad stress, some level of both types of stress is essential for a healthy life.
By MySahana on 29 Nov 2011
The Effects of Academic Pressure on South Asian Children
By MySahana on 23 Oct 2011
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.
By ulash on 21 Oct 2011
San Francisco, California… the fancy lifestyle, large food portions, the fog, weekend trips to the wine country, people working long hours, and no time for holidays. Is this the kind of America I want to be part of?” Yes, these were my first impressions of San Francisco when I moved from London, England nine years ago. What a culture shock!
By MySahana on 10 Jun 2011
When Raj was born in 1951, his father Manmohan was 2 miles away, with his friends, buying them tea and snacks in celebration of the birth of his first son. Raj and his mother went to her parents house and Manmohan held his son for the first time two months after Raj’s birth. Raj remembers his father being at home but never playing with him or helping him with his homework. “Responsibility of the children is the woman’s job,” he remembers Manmohan saying. “I simply step in when they need to be disciplined.”