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Mental Wellness Strategies for Regaining Confidence After the Pandemic

For many, long months of quarantine and lockdown have exacerbated depression or anxiety. Some have experienced income loss. Others are grappling with lingering health issues or are mourning the loss of loved ones. For these individuals, getting out and about again may feel like yet another burden. They may feel self-conscious about their appearance or …

For Would-Be Entrepreneurs, Business Ownership Is More Attainable Than Ever

Photo provided by Pexels Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and always had the distant dream of owning your own business one day? And furthermore, did you know that now is a great time to go for it?  The economic environment has never been better for entrepreneurs. With the economy recovering after the pandemic, there …

Optimize Your Yoga Practice by Reframing It

  Cultural Society envision a learning environment without borders while promoting diversity and health-conscious lifestyles. Connect with us today to learn more! (401) 424 1640 or email us at info@csebri.org As Psychology Today explains, setting goals is a great way to improve at any task, yoga included. However, sometimes the ways we set goals for …

Why Language is More Than Just Google Translate

As technology advances, it becomes easier to communicate with others who don’t speak the same language. Even so, learning another language can still be very beneficial.  Firstly, it makes communication much easier. While it may be easy to use technology to translate for you, it would be very tedious and stagnant. It’s much easier to …

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Honoring all the Asian Pacific Americans who help make America a diverse and great nation, I am posting information from another website which tells you everything you need to know about the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the culture, contributions, and heritage of Asian Americans and …

Anti-Violence Against Asian American Resources

The recent incidences against Asian Americans have prompted us to provide a resource page for all those affected by it. We want you to know that we are standing in solidarity with our Asian American brothers and sisters across the nation. Please help pass this information resource page around so people will know where to …

If the Eye is the Window to Our Soul, Culture is the Window to Our Mind

If the eye is the window to our soul, culture is the window to our mind. I say that not without evidence. After teaching Chinese for almost ten years at this great organization and other institutions, I often get amused and enlightened by my students’ questions.     On a Saturday morning in a private Chinese class, …

Why Cultural Awareness is the Cornerstone of Our Teaching?

Knowing each vocabulary word doesn’t mean you always know what each Chinese expression means. Perhaps this expression goes back to the feudalistic foundation of Chinese culture that big families are the common characteristic, so “big family” is equivalent to calling everybody. We can make a further inference from this expression.

A Chinese Poem To Share Alongside Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb” brought me back to my childhood’s favorite poem of a Chinese poet,He Zhizhang from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.)  Coincidentally, a lot of poetry written in the Tang Dynasty was about the state of affairs at the time.  This one particularly brought me nostalgia, especially when I went …