As a Pacific person we really do move through these spaces or in our career knowing that we are part of a collective. What that means is the notions of our ancestors. For us, we totally use in contemporary life. Those things include what we call Vā. Vā is recognizing the relational space between people and objects. When there is a disturbance, they are Vā for us; we deal with it by saying we make sure that we pick up on those cues.
impactmania Launched a New Program with the Neuroscience Research Institute, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, and the Department of Religious Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The impactmania program Human Mind and Migration consists of an interdisciplinary internship program [...]
The biggest disservice we do to young people is to say that they are not enough right now. “You will be after you get this degree or this accomplishment.” We'll always have more to learn, but we are enough right now.
Almost every tradition has afterlife beliefs because they like to imagine that “you” go on, whether it's your soul or your consciousness. There's a whole theory that religion exists because we're so concerned about dying that we created religion to assuage our death anxiety.
What we have settled on is that there seems to be two things: traumatic migration experience; refugees have higher risk of disorder than economic migrants. Second, the pre- and post-migratory social context, for example, people's loss of social status—when people go from a good job to being a cleaner after migration.
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The environment around us in terms of it being still a pretty heavily male dominated environment can be discouraging. I've had a lot of people who have helped me see challenges as huge opportunities. It made me think, Well, if that's the way things are, let's see how I can change it.