Future STRONG ~ For Adults

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...

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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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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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The Cardinal Wisdom of the Native Americans

The Cardinal Wisdom of the Native Americans

* The 7 Sacred Directions of Life:  In the Native American way, there are 7 sacred directions of a life's journey. There are the 4 cardinal directions representing the different stages in his life and there's the sky above and the earth below and the 7th direction...

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Find Yourself Overthinking And Stressed? Read This.

Find Yourself Overthinking And Stressed? Read This.

* Our Habit to Ruminate:  Most of us, not including those who’re lucky to be enlightened, don’t want to live in the present moment. We simply don’t want to accept life as it manifests itself. We begin to over think our past or over analyze our options for the future....

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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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Social Media and its Collateral Damage on Teens – Part 1

Social Media and its Collateral Damage on Teens – Part 1

* The Social Media fuel for depression and anxiety: In our daze of distraction addiction, we shift our attention between the real and the virtual world constantly. As a result, whenever we look at your friends' or celebrity status updates, accomplishments and vacation...

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In Search of the Elusive Joy

In Search of the Elusive Joy

* Something's Amiss: Hoarding, clutter, addiction, breakup, debt - All these words have one common underlying reason. It is our undying need to find happiness in all the wrong reasons instead of within us. Want a sure shot way to create your own happiness? Read along....

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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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Hey Listen, You’re Not Better Off Dead

Hey Listen, You’re Not Better Off Dead

* When Hope Is Just a Word: When I was in my first year of college, many years ago, my mom came home from the school she worked at and broke down at the dinner table. Another teacher's daughter had hung herself in her kitchen. The daughter was a newly wed who had come...

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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). When...

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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 must...

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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 that...

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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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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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How to Create a Content Copywriter “Résumé”

How to Create a Content Copywriter “Résumé”

* As résumés are going out of fashion, why not standout in the job market by showing your creativity and sense of humor? Here's a sample "résumé" for applying to a content copywriter job position. A relevant bachelors degree, experience and referrals are a bonus. *...

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