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Courage in the time of Corona and Covid 19

Courage in the time of Corona and Covid 19

Disclaimer: The title of the article is not saying, don't fear Corona, just get out there and be courageous in public. Please read in full to understand the spirit of the message. What is Courage? Aristotle said Courage is the first virtue. Without it, there's no: 1....

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Agent Double Duty: Parenting in the Time of Covid 19

Agent Double Duty: Parenting in the Time of Covid 19

Learning Even When School Is Out: Two people have the most important jobs in the world. Parents. And Teachers. More than a billion school age kids are out of school at this moment. Teachers are busy figuring out the digital learning landscape. So its important that...

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How to Preserve Mental Health while Battling Cabin Fever

How to Preserve Mental Health while Battling Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever:  Cabin Fever is the restlessness one experiences in forced isolation especially in confined spaces. Before Corona hit, we were starting to live fragmented and lonely lives. We were happy staying indoors all day with our phones and devices. Playgrounds...

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How to Cut Yourself and Others Some (Corona) Slack

How to Cut Yourself and Others Some (Corona) Slack

Developing a Perspective: Is there a crisis right now?Yes. Are you homeless?No Are you hungry?No Is your family alive?Yes Do you have internet?Yes You will survive. There are many of us going through personal and professional crisis much before this Corona crisis came...

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Using Corona (Down)Time to Upskill and Reskill

Using Corona (Down)Time to Upskill and Reskill

Not Lacking in Inspiration: These days, stories of children and adults doing something with their new found free time are flooding our social media walls and our consciousness. Some of these people have found what it takes to take our current circumstances in stride...

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Compassion in times of Crisis and Catastrophe

Compassion in times of Crisis and Catastrophe

Speed Bumpers Ahead: We're hurting right now. We're uncertain about our immediate future. Some of us are juggling two jobs - being a full time employee and being a full time parent learning the ropes of digital learning. We're dealing with a lot of stuff right now. In...

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Introducing Free ONLINE Classes!

Introducing Free ONLINE Classes!

Attend as many as you want. No catch. No contract! Register below to get an online meeting code! More FREE Resources available HERE! Click HERE! Encouraging consistent learning (atleast 12 hours), children can: Train Their Brains Make Lifelong...

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On Personal Wellbeing and Pandemics

On Personal Wellbeing and Pandemics

How We Can Cope: When we're being stretched to the limits of our endurance, we can look outside to nature for lessons. We can carry the patience of time with us and be strong in our commitment to those in our care. We can adopt a few of Mother Nature's enduring...

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How to declutter your life

How to declutter your life

Suspend Mode: The world today feels like it's in a suspend mode, and we're just waiting for something to pass, so we can quickly get back to our busy lives. But, this uneasy, uncertain time can be our opportunity to declutter our mind and eventually our lives. Let's...

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Being an Entrepreneur means SHOWING UP everyday

Being an Entrepreneur means SHOWING UP everyday

The Life & Times of an Entrepreneur:  Being an entrepreneur is a solitary and scary act of self-sustenance. At FutureSTRONG Academy, we keep our doors open every day so we can inspire little children, teens, parents and any adults who're looking to find courage...

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Humans – Empathy = Robots

Humans – Empathy = Robots

Robots vs. Humans: Now:  If robots and animals had superior cognitive abilities than us humans, we would not be running the world today. Only humans have the power of imagination, intense curiosity, and can understand the cause and effect scenarios. Only we can...

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The Complete Manifesto for a Healthy Mind & Life

The Complete Manifesto for a Healthy Mind & Life

Cultivating a healthy mind for a healthy life: If we want gain clarity, influence, courage to stay committed to our goals and influence others to join hands for the greater good, we must operate at optimum mental health. For that matter a good healthy mind is...

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New beginnings: Leaving our old selves behind

New beginnings: Leaving our old selves behind

Our attitude towards life: As humans, we’re fascinated with the unknown but are also deathly afraid of it. We even jump into life changing activities like parenthood without so much as a guarantee of anything. But, is there any way we can really fool proof our lives?...

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Here’s why we’re worth it

Here’s why we’re worth it

Life’s worth fighting for if we can see meaning in it. But, for many of us the gap between self-acceptance and self-embrace is a very long journey. We judge ourselves often, we can’t see value in what we do, and find it hard to battle self-doubt when we set out to...

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To read or not to read

To read or not to read

While digital media is convenient and cheaper to procure, its often seen as a platform that can’t enable serious and thoughtful academic work. Whether it is long form reading or bite sized essays, digital books are easy for highlighting, bookmarking, or saving parts...

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Authenticity, Loving Ourselves and Freedom

Authenticity, Loving Ourselves and Freedom

Echo Chambers of our Lives: Like it or not, there’s no escaping the constant chatter of our inner voice or the contentious comments of people on social media voicing their opinions on topics ranging from how to raise children to solving controversial social issues...

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The Power of Pause

The Power of Pause

Pause a Little To Read This: We've all seen those drawings and paintings of Sisyphus, the Greek king. The one who, for being deceitful, received a punishment of rolling up a huge boulder up a hill. This act of his happens in perpetuity, because the boulder keeps...

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On the journey of setting sustainable goals

On the journey of setting sustainable goals

What is Goal Setting:  Can you guess? There's one thing that could both excite and scare us at the same time? If you guessed setting an ambitious and seemingly impossible goal, you're right! Goal setting is a deeply personal act where you realize you’re competing with...

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Balancing culture and community in a Global world

Balancing culture and community in a Global world

Asian/Indian families traditionally emphasize the importance of family membership, respect, and solidarity. These values are referred to as family obligations. Instead of promoting individual needs and personal identity, Asian/Indian families tend to have a family and...

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Collaboration in a world that cherishes individualism

Collaboration in a world that cherishes individualism

We've more in common than we don't: Take a look around you, and you'll see that we're all driven by the same needs as humans. The feeling of belonging, the need to matter, and a cause to impact and give. But, we’re also starting to live more fragmented and lonely...

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The truth about tech and addiction

The truth about tech and addiction

  Why we crave digital distractions? Unlike real life that can be boring and monotonous, on the internet, even if you want nothing, you can always get something. Our digital tools show us how a life online is one with endless possibilities (read, endless scroll)....

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This is how Tech Billionaires parent

This is how Tech Billionaires parent

  Tech parents love their children more than they love their customers: Children of Big Tech entrepreneurs from eBay, Apple, Uber and Google attend Waldorf schools – where technology is not allowed on campus or in classrooms. Waldorf schools teach complicated...

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What technology can’t do for us

What technology can’t do for us

  Tech is becoming just a busy distraction: Technology was meant to be an asset, a tool for enhancing our productivity and our lives. It was meant to free up time for us to do things that really mattered to us - in our real life. But, computers and machines we've...

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The science behind our love for social media and selfies

The science behind our love for social media and selfies

  A virtual world for "me": Being on(line) means - we must add value, always be available, be current and also flawless. While we perfect ourselves, we must also capture our journey on a public stage. We must belong in the world, in the big scheme of life. We...

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Can the wiring in our brains survive the wired world?

Can the wiring in our brains survive the wired world?

  The social organ: Our brains are social organs, and we thrive on connection. We want to matter, we want to make an impact and that's how we define our purpose in life. Social media hacks this vulnerability with the promise of connection and an infinite network...

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Children can remain life long learners, here’s how

Children can remain life long learners, here’s how

Life long learners: In our childhood we learnt everything through unregimented self exploration and sheer force of willpower – like walking and talking. As children we found joy in the freedom of expression and creativity that unstructured play offers. We had to...

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Redefine failure and become unstoppable

Redefine failure and become unstoppable

  Why we fail: Many of us carry a wrong perception of failure. We often take it as a final sign before we give up on our goals and aspirations. We see it as an irreversible milestone that has put a stop to our forward momentum. What we don't realize is that often...

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Understanding teens and their youthful rebellion

Understanding teens and their youthful rebellion

Are teens hedonists? Teenagers live a life of pleasure and little self control, or so it seems. They engage in activities with impulsivity, and a lack of responsibility and little to no regard for the consequences. Teens also like by...

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The 6 pillars of Future STRONG Academy

The 6 pillars of Future STRONG Academy

The Foundation of Future STRONG Academy:  Future STRONG Academy is an SECD, Social and Emotional Learning and Character Development, intervention program where we teach our children secrets of high performers. All our initiatives, especially the ones for middle and...

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The future of education in the age of AI

The future of education in the age of AI

  Machine vs. Man:  "Education, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery", said Horace Mann, an 18th century American educational reformer and promoter of public...

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Raising children in the real and online world

Raising children in the real and online world

  The curious case of two worlds: As parents, we’re doing two jobs. Parenting our children in the real world of emotions and preparing them for an online world that’s constantly changing and evolving. Because we live in two worlds, more than ever before, teaching...

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The College Readiness Checklist (with a twist)

The College Readiness Checklist (with a twist)

  College application season:  When it's college application season, even a great day with perfect weather can seem like dooms day. Leading upto this time in their lives, children live out their high school years on a race to get and stay on the honor roll, nail...

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Our children are not just their GPA

Our children are not just their GPA

  Teens come with anxieties:  "Worried about your teen’s college readiness? Still figuring out what interests them? Wish their values, passions, and vision made up for a compelling story already?" Here's how we can describe the angst of parenting teens - A...

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Strategies to combat teen screen time

Strategies to combat teen screen time

  These days down time means screen time for most of us, adults and children. If screen time is a point of contention for your family, especially in the evenings after you gather back in the house after work and school, here are a few strategies that can help...

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Social media etiquette for teens

Social media etiquette for teens

  We've all been thrust into the world of technology without a guidebook. Add to this mix -teens, their growing brains and varied interests, and things can get confusing and overwhelming pretty quickly. In the midst of such a digital landscape where devices rule...

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Finding civility in chaos

Finding civility in chaos

  Can we really define chaos?  Let's imagine you are in the deep woods taking a hike. This overgrown forest seems beautiful where every tree, plant and critter has found a perfect home and is in peace with the environment around it. But, has this place been like...

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How to grow resilient children

How to grow resilient children

  What is resilience: We want to raise our children to be kind and loving people. We tell them to value compassion more than anything else in life. Ideal parents want to empower their children to believe in themselves and encourage them to realize their highest...

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Find meaning in the mundane

Find meaning in the mundane

  All it takes is a single question:  There's a point in life when you start to question everything. You're asking if racing to that swing in the playground, making cup after cup after cup of coffee, all the diets you've been on, the walks you've taken, the...

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