Sadly, so many people in the U.S. are overweight and on some form of mood-altering substance – whether it is alcohol, drugs, tobacco or caffeine. Many engage in little or no exercise throughout the week. They are aging prematurely, precisely because of their lack of exercise and poor choices about what they ingest in their bodies. They have been in these unhealthy patterns so long that they don’t even know what it is like to feel radiant and healthy.
This week, Jews all over the world sit down at the seder table and commemorate the Passover story from the Book of Exodus. Jews throughout history have suffered persecution and exile. Andrew C. Grossman from Minneapolis, Minnesota explains the story of the redemption of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt and how it has been a source of inspiration and hope in their darkest moments.
When thinking about how one can help society prosper, people tend to think about the prominent figures that are highly ranked. These include individuals like celebrities, billionaires, politicians, and so on. And although these types of people have more capacity to make a change, they are far from the only group of trendsetters that can be impactful. On the contrary, one could make an argument that anyone with enough patience, empathy, and motivation could be a force for change.
Anxiety is a problem that is relatively common and affects people of all ages and walks of life. Overcoming the issues that are related to anxiety, is often a long battle that could last a lifetime. For some people, anxiety comes and goes and can usually get worse during times of stress. Many factors contribute to someone feeling anxious. However, eliminating all of them is not easy. Learning ways to cope is a way out. Nevertheless, there are many doctors and other professionals around the world who specialize in treating anxiety conditions. Patients who have this problem can ultimately be helped.
With Mental Health Awareness Week on the horizon, it is even more important to pay attention to the impact of mental health in our community. The issue is far more widespread than many people believe. 1 in 5 American adults experiences some type of mental illness. 1 in 25 Americans lives with a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.