Health

Rita Kakati Shah with her children

The Viral Risk of a Return to School

  After the pandemic forced school gates to shut down mid-March of 2020, fall felt far away. Working parents were suddenly juggling remote work, chores, and home-schooling.  Starved of socialization and outdoor…

The Infradian Rhythm: A Holistic Way to Optimize Women’s Health

Just like circadian rhythm — our body’s 24-hour internal clock — women have an additional cycle called infradian rhythm that happens weekly, monthly, or seasonally. While everyone experiences circadian rhythm, the infradian…

Tai Chi

Tai Chi: A Gentle Practice to Alleviate Anxiety

The languid movements associated with Tai Chi, often referred to as ‘meditation in motion’ can be mesmerizing. Perhaps you’ve watched others practice this gentle, ancient art form in nature; their movements mimicking…

Get the Best Night’s Sleep of Your Life

How to improve your sleep, deal with issues like getting to sleep or waking up prematurely and use herbs and meditation to improve your general health through getting a proper night’s sleep.…

The Long Arm of a Taboo

Sumita Dutta Shoam, 47, a single mother of two, was trapped in a nerve-wracking 19-year-long marriage. Today, a published author and a graphic designer, Shoam remembers when her husband left her brutally…

COVID’s Triple Burden on Women

Many South Asian American women are either immigrants or children of immigrants, which adds an extra layer of complexity to their mental health Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, it…

Vata Way to Go

The Vata Way to Go

A couple of weeks ago, windy and cold weather suddenly swept through the East Coast states. My husband and I were in New England for our niece’s third birthday. I was on…

meditation

The benefits of walking meditation

I was doing a live (virtual) Q&A after giving a talk on the power of mindfulness for East West Connection in mid-August, when a woman asked, “What is the best kind of…