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.
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.
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.
The Effects of Academic Pressure on South Asian Children
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.
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!
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.”