Health & Wellness

Seeking Love Elsewhere

Q. I have been married for 10 years. My wife and I were quite happy in the beginning, but in the last few years we’ve been having a lot of problems. We fight over most things and the connection and joy between us has vanished. In the last two years I have had a couple...

Surviving War

Q My son is in the military and has just returned from Iraq. He was against the war, but had to go. When he joined the army he never thought he would have to fight in the Middle East. We are Pakistani-Muslims. He is very upset and feels extremely guilty, sad, and...

Cultural Odors?

Q I am an elementary school teacher and I have a new student from India. The sweet little girl’s clothes smell of masala and body odor. The other kids don’t want to play with her and is ostracized by them. This must be difficult for the new immigrant. I know this can...

Indians and Heart Disease

The only thing certain about life is death; and death comes in various forms. With the advances in medical science new diseases are discovered and old ones conquered. Among the numerous intractable modern diseases is heart disease, which creeps upon the unsuspecting...

Sleep Troubles

Q In the last six months I have been having much difficulty sleeping. It’s hard to fall asleep and even when I do I wake up throughout the night. In the morning I am tired and at times irritable through the whole day. Should I consider sleeping medication? A Plenty of...

Social Norms

Q I am trying really hard to make new friends and have a social life. I have always been very shy and timid. I get nervous and embarrassed easily around groups. I start feeling awkward and don’t know what to say or say things I regret. How can I relax more when I go...