Motivation is a process that controls and maintains certain behaviors. Eating chocolate, exercising, studying, and avoiding triggers to prevent an alcoholic relapse all require motivation. Everyone experiences lack of motivation from time to time. Staring at a stack of books not wanting to study, seeing a pile of dishes in the sink and not feeling like doing them or skipping going to the gym because you don’t feel like it are all signs of lack of motivation. More →
April 18, 2012 · 15 Comments
February 1, 2012 · 1 Comment
For many South Asians, entering the dating scene is like stepping onto an entirely different planet. Not built into the culture, young South Asians can rarely rely on their parents’ experiences to provide some familiarity or guidance on how to navigate this new stage of life.
In addition, dating is often in direct conflict with what many South Asian parents feel is appropriate for their child at a certain age, leaving the teenager or young adult feeling alienated when they are ready to start dating. More →
January 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Green peas have a notorious reputation amongst young children. However, research is showing that not only do they help kids grow big and strong, but they are rich with vitamins and minerals that help promote positive mental health.
An excellent source of Vitamin K, green peas have a very positive effect on the brain. Vitamin K has restorative properties on the brain, specifically on the orbitofrontal cortex. More →
November 28, 2011 · 1 Comment
Without realizing it, many relationship problems in couples stem from commitment issues that plague one or both of the partners. Commitment issues affect South Asians just as they affect couples from any other culture. They can be present in a relationship that is only a few weeks old or can affect a relationship that has been going on for decades. Understanding the common reasons for difficulties in committing to a partner can help improve the many conflicts that remain unresolved. More →
November 7, 2011 · 2 Comments
Rajesh had been with his girlfriend for 2 years and loved her very much. Every time she brought up their future, he would try to change the topic. She believed every one of his excuses. “I want to talk about his but let’s save it for when we have more time” or “I want to think about exactly what I want to say before we talk about it.” More →
March 16, 2011 · Leave a Comment
Even if children don’t sit down and watch the news, it is very likely that they know about the events of the world. This is especially true of devastating events such as the recent earthquake in Japan, major wars or other acts of violence around the world. Children might hear something about the event at school, from friends or overhear their parents talking about the disaster at school. More →