Early in my career, I received a call at work from a young woman in crisis. She asked where she could place a baby for adoption. When I asked how far along her pregnancy was, I learned she had delivered her baby the night before in her dorm room…without the benefit of a doctor, midwife, hospital, prenatal care or family support. Fearful that her parents would find out, she refused my pleas to seek immediate medical care for her and her baby’s health.
Life is full of struggles, stress, challenges and obstacles. Getting through life's challenges isn't easy, especially when you feel you're alone. There are many ways to overcome obstacles and achieve well-being.
Clinical Operations Manager for Health Promotion
Nur Atiqa Asri
Center for Active Design
"Walk it off." How many times have you heard someone say that to a person who needs to blow off some steam? We have heard that getting some fresh air and exercising can be a great way to relieve stress. But are our cities designed to encourage this? And if they're not, what does this mean about our stress levels and emotional well-being?
Nur Atiqa Asri, from the Center for Active Design, tackles this head on as she explores what it means to "actively commute" to work and how this shift can dramatically improve our physical and mental well-being. Check out her blog contribution below:
Acting Director of Communications
Do you worry about work? Finances? Your spouse or your children?