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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Hyper-Connected Parents; Dis Connected Progeny

Hyper-Connected Parents; Dis Connected Progeny

* Tag line: Dispatches of parenting wisdom from a hyper connected mom in an over wired society. * PARENTAL CULPABILITY:  I recently went to a book signing event by Dr. Madeline Levine, a mother of 3 boys and the author of the book, Teach Your Children Well, as she...

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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 concepts...

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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...

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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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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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Why Are Our Teens So Stressed And Depressed?

Why Are Our Teens So Stressed And Depressed?

Teens Today: Physically un harmed, mentally at peril Ever since 2011 when we started living in a parallel universe called Social Media, our lives and our teens’ lives have not been the same. Thanks to Social Media, our shared despair about our existence has increased....

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Here’s How To Be a Minimalist Parent

Here’s How To Be a Minimalist Parent

What’s there to learn from animals? Observe a group of zebras grazing in an open landscape while a lion comes and attacks one of them. The moment the lion begins dragging away the fallen zebra, the rest of the zebras will promptly get back to grazing. As if nothing...

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Parenting for Social and Emotional Wellness

Parenting for Social and Emotional Wellness

* Questions About Modern Day Parenting:  When will start teaching our children intentionally that misunderstandings can occur that can erase family relationships, miscommunication can mean getting fired from their job, that underachievement is a choice, a silly thing...

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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...

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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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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...

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