“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey

1. You will never be able to thrive until you take proper care of yourself.

You can survive, but thriving requires recovery.

You cannot operate on low battery mode forever. You have incredible potential, but it cannot be met when you are always in a state of energy-deficiency. Your days on this Earth are numbered.

Don’t waste them operating at a fraction of your true…

I gape at her, dumbfounded.

Her hazel eyes stare back at me, empty and lifeless in a way I had never seen before. Her hospital gown enshrouds her skeletal figure, her dark brown hair limp around her ashen face.

“I can’t believe you tried to do that.”

The instant the…

When the Prime Minister of the world’s second most-populated country rejects scientific facts, thousands of people die preventable deaths.

If there is one thing that this pandemic has proven, it’s that governmental actions matter when it comes to determining public health outcomes.

And today, nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in India, where there are currently 17.3 million COVID cases.

While there are many factors contributing to India’s…

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ― Malcolm X

  1. The people that surround us have a dramatic impact on our mental health and well-being.

According to neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett:

“If you are stressed over and over and over again without much opportunity to recover, the effects can be . . . grave.”

This was clearly the case…

58 years later, we have failed to turn MLK’s dream into a reality.

On April 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his notable “I Have a Dream” speech. He described that, despite Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation a century earlier, America still oppressed its African American population:

“One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly…

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