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Living with fear . . . overcoming phobia

Phobia is defined as excessive fear of a specific situation, object or circumstance. A strong and persisting fear of one specific object or situation associated with other symptoms is referred to as “specific” phobia. When exposed to the feared object or situation, the person with specific phobia anticipates harm or fear far out of proportion [...]

2021-01-13T19:30:20-05:00January 15th, 2021|Anxiety|

Hobbies, Neural Connections, and Resilience

We are at a time in life where very little is “normal.” Everyone is struggling in some capacity or another. The young adult age group is facing a unique challenge in that while they are more technologically connected, their fears and anxieties have led to social isolation. This has impacted their ability to establish themselves [...]

2020-12-19T15:02:45-05:00January 1st, 2021|Mental Health|

On Being a Divorced Indian Woman

As young Indian girls, we all have a fantasy of love, marriage, and happiness. Indian societies, including our families, friends, media, and movies all reinforce these expectations. No one ever considers divorce as a possibility. Indian societies have viewed divorce as taboo for generations, and that taboo has carried over to the immigrant Indian community [...]

2020-12-18T22:21:24-05:00December 18th, 2020|Divorce|

Return to College During the Pandemic – Resilience in the Face of Challenges

The beginning of every new academic year is always a stressful period for college students who face the pressures of performing well in classes, making new friends, and adjusting to living away from home. However, this year, college students are presented with an additional unique challenge - starting school amidst a global pandemic. Even though [...]

2020-12-09T15:30:04-05:00December 9th, 2020|COVID-19|

What to do if You are Having Anxiety Attacks

“Six months ago, I had an anxiety attack out of the blue when I was at work. I felt extremely nervous, my heart was pounding, my chest was hurting, I could not breathe, I was shaking, and I felt dizzy and weak. I was sweating, my stomach was hurting, I felt that I was having [...]

2020-10-31T15:19:09-04:00November 20th, 2020|Anxiety|

(Be)Longing: Festivals Away from Home

The world is a big, fast-paced, vibrant piece of chaos. The beauty of it is that it never stops. Halts are necessary to make memories. Vivid memories are often formed in our place of comfort, the most obvious, the most frequented: one’s home. Who explained the pleasant magic of home better than Robert Southey when [...]

2020-11-11T23:03:36-05:00November 13th, 2020|Culture|

Distance Learning: Supporting Your Children Through Unprecedented Times

Lives have been upended for millions of students and parents across the nation due to COVID-19. Families welcomed, reluctantly, a new schedule of bustling around the kitchen trying to get breakfast on the table, while scrolling through Google Classroom homework and classwork posts. Distance learning has transformed the educational experiences of children and households and [...]

2020-09-27T15:52:52-04:00November 6th, 2020|COVID-19|

My Child is Hyperactive. Does he Have ADHD?

October is ADHD Awareness Month. Let us take this opportunity to improve our understanding of this condition. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. In the past it used to be called ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. One does not have to be hyperactive to have ADHD. Some have difficulty [...]

2020-10-25T16:02:04-04:00October 25th, 2020|ADHD|

To be Indian, but Not Too Indian: The Impact of Immigration on Cultural Identity

Immigration involves many changes and losses. Like a baby learning to navigate its surroundings for the first time, migrants find themselves similarly re-learning how to live in their host country. How you behave and what decisions you make shift to meet the expectations of your new environment. This, in turn, challenges the narratives you hold [...]

2020-10-31T14:54:02-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Culture|

Bully, Victim, or Bystander – You can Stop Bullying

On Stop Bullying Day today, it is important to understand bullying. We all must recall that “You never look good making someone else look bad.” According to the CDC and Department of Education, the definition of bullying incorporates three elements: unwanted aggressive behavior, power imbalance, and repetition or high likelihood of bullying behaviors. Bullying affects [...]

2020-10-15T23:48:10-04:00October 14th, 2020|Bullying|
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